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Cooperstown Head Start

Head Start believes that parents and guardians are a child’s first and best teacher and that you play a vital role in your child’s development and success.  We encourage you to interact in all aspects of your child’s experience in the program and to take advantage of opportunities such as field trips, parent groups, home visits, and policy council. Our staff - teachers, family partners, bus drivers, cooks and specialist - are here to support not only your child, but also your family, on the journey to a successful transition to kindergarten.

Cooperstown Head Start Teaching Team
Name Title
Chelsea Teacher/Center Director
Cathy Assistant Teacher
Julie Assistant Teacher
Rosemary Classroom Aide
Darcy Family Partner
Contact Information  
Phone 607.547.4153
Fax 607.547.4153



Healthy Living with Head Start monthly newsletter

Summer Meal Sites offer free meals to youth age 18 and under. Sites are operated locally: 
   Springfield Community Center
   Hours: Mon-Fri, Lunch 12:15-12:45PM; Snack 3-3:15AM 

   Milford Central School
   Hours: Mon-Fri, Breakfast 8-8:30AM; Lunch 11-11:30AM

   Richfield Springs Elementary School
   Hours: Mon-Fri, Breakfast 8-8:20AM; Lunch 11:20-11:50AM

Community Food Pantries are located in communities across Otsego County.  In Cooperstown:
   Cooperstown Food Pantry at the First Presbyterian Church
   25 Church Street, Cooperstown
   Hours: Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri 10 AM - 4 PM; Thu.1-5PM; Sat 10-Noon 

WIC provides supplemental food benefits and health/nutrition support to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding mothers and children up to age five. The Cooperstown outreach clinic is located at the United Methodist Church on the 2nd Tuesday every month. Appointments scheduled from 9:30AM - 1:30PM. Staff available until 2:00PM.



Our Other Locations

Morris, Oneonta (River Street), Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta), Richfield Springs, Schenevus, and Unadilla