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FAQs

How do I know if my child is eligible?
The federal government establishes eligibility guidelines for enrollment. Please give us a call and we can help you determine if you are eligible.

Can I come visit the center?
Yes, we welcome and encourage visits from anyone interested in our program. Please call the center nearest you to schedule an appointment.

When my child attends the program how can I be involved?
We love volunteers! Parents are the key to the success of our program and there are many different ways to be involved. Some of the ways include in the classroom, kitchen, bus, planning activities and decision-making. Each center has a parent group that meets regularly to plan activities.

I don't have a child in the program, how can I volunteer?
We appreciate community volunteers; contact the Site Manager at the center nearest you. See "How You Can Help" page.

Can we still participate if my child has a disability?
Yes, we include children with disabilities. For the child this means participating in classroom activities with all the children. For parents, it means working together to provide the services and supports your child needs.

What do children do at Head Start and Early Head Start?
We have many different activities for children including outdoor play time, small group activities, meals shared family style, planning and work time and large motor activities.

Is transportation available to Head Start and Early Head Start centers?
Transportation is available, whenever possible, for Head Start children living within a center's transporation route. There is a limited amount of transportation available for Early Head Start children.

What if my child is eligible but we live too far away for a bus to pick him or up?
Parents have the opportunity to transport their own child. We also have our Home-Based program for families outside the transportation area.

What is Home-Based?
Home Visitors make weekly visits to families and bring all of the aspects of the Head Start/Early Head Start program into their homes.

Does the program follow a particular early childhood curriculum?
Yes, our program utilizes the Creative Curriculum for all children in the program. Teaching Strategies GOLD is the assessment tool used to track child outcomes.

How you can help:


Donate

Where can I mail my donation?
Any of our centers would be happy to help you with your donation but if you'd rather mail it, please fill out the  In-Kind Contribution form and mail it to:

Washington County Head Start/Early Head Start
18 River Street
Hudson Falls, NY  12839

All checks should be made payable to Washington County EOC, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start.  Please do not mail cash.  A receipt will be mailed to you.

 

Volunteer

Community support keeps us going, literally and figuratively.  The agency receives 80% of our funding through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Children and Families. The remaining 20% comes through volunteer hours, grants, and community donations and services.  We need your generosity to continue serving the families in our area who need it most.

Who can volunteer?
Anyone who is 18 years or older!

Please contact our Human Resource Department  at 747-2816 - Ext: 201 for further information.

 

I work during the day and can't volunteer.  Is there another way I could help?

  • A donor may make a monetary gift of any size and specify how they want their gift to be used or allow us to choose for them.  We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and your contribution is tax-deductible.

  • There may be extra projects you can do at home or on site to help out. Ask your Family Worker or Home Visitor how you may help.