The goal of our Early Head Start Program is to help parents become the first teachers in their child’s life by developing a natural classroom setting at home with activities that encourage the natural development and builds school-readiness skills.
Chenango County Early Head Start is a federally funded and locally operated program for pregnant women and children ages birth to three. Families are served by weekly home based visits. Activities are planned that encourage parents to observe and celebrate the developmental growth of their child. The program also provides two group experiences monthly for enrolled families and has center-based programing for children 18 - 36 months. This is a five day a week, 6 hours a day, full year program.
For pregnant women and children ages birth to 3 year olds.
Activities for Children
Activities for Parents:
In addition, our Early Head Start program offers resources and information on health, nutrition and social services, as well as child development. We encourage parents to become involved in all aspects of Early Head Start, including decisions about the program itself. Training and information on a variety of topics is also offered to parents.
Also, our program provides or refers families for services to meet each child's developmental needs, including individualized activities developed with input from parents, medical providers and other agencies. Staff work closely with families and other agencies to identify and monitor potential disabilities. Early Head Start also serves as a transitional step into the Head Start program.
For information please contact Greater Opportunities at 607-334-7114.