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Oneonta Head Start, River Street

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.

Oneonta River Street Teaching Team
Name Title
Andrea Center Director
Amber Classroom Teacher
Colleen Classroom Teacher
Deborah Assistant Teacher
Eileen Assistant Teacher
Mackenzie Assistant Teacher
Pending Hire Assistant Teacher
Colleen Classroom Aide
MaryEllen Classroom Aide
Ralph Classroom Aide
Stacie EHS Classroom Teacher II
Now Hiring EHS Classroom Teacher I
Jonelle EHS Center Associate
Patty Bus Driver
Jason Food Service Supervisor
Lindsey Senior Cook
Stefanie Head Start Family Partner
Contact Information  
Main Phone 607.432.5313
Center Director Extension 1
Classrooms Extension 2
Family Partner/EHS Home Visitors Extension 3
Kitchen Extension 4
Early Head Start Socialization Room 607.432.4726
Fax (Head Start) 607.432.4213
Fax (Early Head Start) 607.432.3570


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Community Food Pantries are located in communities across Otsego County.  In Oneonta:
   Helping Hands Food Pantry at 7th Day Adventist Church
   634 NYS 205, Oneonta 
   Hours: By appointment. Call 607-432-2193

   Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry at St. James’ Episcopal Church
   ​305 Main St., Oneonta 
   Hours: Mon/Tue/Thurs 11:15 AM – 1:45 PM

   St. Mary’s Food Pantry
   38 Walnut Street, Oneonta
​   Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri – 11AM-3PM

   The Salvation Army Food Pantry
   25 River Street, Oneonta 
   Hours:  By Appointment Mon/Fri 9 AM-Noon & 1PM- 4PM. Call 607-432-5960 

WIC provides supplemental food benefits and health/nutrition support to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding mothers and children up to age five. Lunch hour appointments. Extended hours on Wednesdays until 6PM. Weekend morning appointments on the 4th Saturday of the month.



Our Other Locations

Cooperstown, Morris, Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta), Richfield Springs, Schenevus, and Unadilla