Saratoga County EOC Head Start Annual Report
2009 – 2010 Click here
Start and Early Head Start are FREE
federally funded programs for low-income pregnant women
and children birth to age 5. Saratoga County EOC Head
Start serves 434 children and pregnant women through out
What do children do at Head Start?
Children get ready for kindergarten by learning to get
along with others as they develop reading, language, and
How are services delivered?
Preschool classrooms: 3 and 4 year old children
participate in full day NYS Daycare licensed classrooms
including integrated classrooms for children with special
needs and UPK classrooms for children who will be
attending kindergarten in the next year. Many
classrooms are open during the summer.
Infant and Toddler Rooms: Infants or toddlers
participate in a variety of activities in a safe,
nurturing NYS Daycare licensed room. Currently, we
operate a toddler room at the Franklin Community Center in
Saratoga and an infant room at Saratoga Springs High
Parents and children participate in weekly home visits and
regularly scheduled group activities called PACT’s
(Parents and Children Together). Family Educators
work with parents to achieve goals they have set for their
children and themselves.
What else do I need to know?
Head Start offers:
Medical, dental, health, developmental and behavioral
screenings for all children.
Nutritious meals and snacks.
Disability services for children.
Parenting support, adult education workshops, and
referrals to community resources.
Limited transportation services to parents and
Volunteer and employment opportunities for parents.
Participation in program decision making through
volunteer opportunities on Policy Council and Family
What are eligibility requirements?
Family income must be at or below federal poverty
Families must consist of a pregnant woman and/or
children from birth to age 5.
Families must live in one of our serving areas within
Saratoga County which are: Ballston Spa, Clifton Park,
Corinth, Galway, Mechanicville, Saratoga, Stillwater,
Schuylerville, South Glens Falls, Burnt Hills, Ballston
Lake and Waterford. Serving areas follow local
school district boundaries.
*10% of children may be over-income, but have special
needs/circumstances that impact their well-being.
Poverty Guidelines 2013
For families with more than 8
persons, add $4,020 for each additional person
figure 130% of Poverty:
the 100% of poverty guideline amountby
1.30 to get the 130% guideline. Ex. $10,890 x
To apply for Head Startor to find out
more information, contact the site nearest you. (click
here for site information)