Head Start


Head Start offers full-day early childhood development activities and support to income eligible 3 and 4 year old children and their families in classrooms throughout Columbia County, NY.   School readiness, health, nutrition, and parent engagement activities are offered throughout the year.  Parent Committees,Head Start Policy Council and other parent engagement opportunities help parents and guardians be their child's first and best teacher!  

School readiness, health, nutrition, and good parenting activities are stressed throughout the year.

Program Options/Locations

Hudson Center Based Classrooms 1 & 2
540 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534
TEL: (518) 828-6312 
FAX: (518) 828-4614

Mary E. Dardess Elementary School
50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, NY 12037
Tel: (518) 392-2255, Ext. 3055

Philmont Center
PO Box 88, 2 Rock Street
Philmont, NY 12565
TEL: (518) 672-7276

Taconic Hills Central School
73 Cty. Rte 11A, Craryville, NY 12521
TEL: (518) 325-2820 Ext. 2472

Valatie Center
2879 Route 9, Valatie, NY 12184

Tel: (518) 758-1215

Head Start Administrative offices are located at the COI Community Action Center, 540 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534.  Please call 518-828-6312 for more information.


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