Glens Falls, NY Head Start Center

Warren County Head Start is proud to offer head start and early head start services to low income families in Glens Falls and nearby at or Glens Falls Center on Pearl Street. Services at this location include:

  • Daycare & child care services
  • Early childhood education (Preschool, Pre kindergarten, Pre K)
  • Children’s health, dental, and nutrition services
  • Family services
  • Children’s mental health & disability services

For more information on eligibility and program guidelines, please visit our FAQ page.

If you’re interested in applying for our Head Start or Early Head Start program, please submit an application or call (518) 793-3624 to get started!

Glens Falls Center Staff Bios

Chrisitna DiManno – Green Room Teacher
Hello, My name is Miss Christina. I grew up in Glens Falls and now live in Queensbury with my husband, our three teenagers, our puppy and a cat. I am currently a teacher in the Green Room at the Glens Falls Center and I am also a Car Hop at Lake George A&W. I am two semesters away from earning my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Two things that people may not know about me is that I have my Cosmetology license and I am a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
(518) 793-3624 x 210
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Maritsa Taylor-Schaff – Green Room Classroom Aide
My name is Ms. Maritsa. I am a Classroom Aide in the Green room. I have an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts/Psychology from SUNY ACC. In my free time my son and I take long road trips and go on nature walks.

Marissa Hall – Orange Room Teacher
My name is Marissa Hall. I have been at Head Start for three years at the Glens Falls center. I graduated from Bolton Central School and went on to attend SUNY Canton where I studied early childhood education. I have a seven year old daughter. We enjoy going for walks with our dog Louie and playing outside.
(518) 793-3624 x 208
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Kelly Jarvis – Orange Room Asst. Teacher
Hi, my name is Kelly Jarvis. I have been working as an Assistant Teacher at the Glens Falls center for 1 month. I attended college at SUNY Cobleskill and obtained an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood education. Prior to starting at Head Start I worked in customer service/retail. In my off time I enjoy spending time with family and love to travel, I have a 15 year old daughter who keeps me very busy.

Carol Gage – Orange Room Classroom Aide
Hi, my name is Carol Gage and I have worked in childcare since 1973. Having my first child drove me into my career and so I started my first in home daycare. After 47 years of experience in various roles (an aide to teacher, assistant and teacher) its been a joy for me to watch children develop character, life skills and team play.

Daniella Shambach – Blue Room Teacher
Daniella is the lead teacher in the Blue Room in our Glens Falls center. She has her BA in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) and a MA in Special Education (Preschool- Grade 12). Before coming to Warren County Head Start, Daniella ran a NYS Licensed Group Family Day Care in her home for 9 years. She is currently working on extending her NYS Teaching Certification to include Early Childhood (Birth – 2nd Grade). Daniella, her husband Jason and their 4 children live in Lake George. They especially enjoy hiking/camping, having people over and playing board games.
(518) 793-3624 x 215
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Erika Quinones – Blue Room Asst. Teacher
Hi, my name is Erika Quinones. I have been working as a Teacher Assistant in the Blue Room in the Glens Falls center for 6 years. I have completed the CDA (Child Development Associate). In the past, I volunteered in a preschool in California. I am married and have three children. In my spare time, I love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy spending time at the lake during warm summer days.

Sarah Pratt – Blue Room Classroom Aide
Hi, my name is Sarah Pratt. I just started as the Classroom Aide in the Blue Room in September. My long-term goal is to be a music teacher for elementary students. I am a single mom of two boys. A few things I like to do in my free time include singing, crafting and gardening.

Meagan Aratare – Gold Room Teacher
Hi! My name is Meagan Aratare. I’ve been working as a Lead Teacher at the Glens Falls Center for one year. I’ve been working with children for 13 years. I attended college at Adirondack Community College (SUNY ADK) and Plattsburgh State University. I have degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special Education. I am currently working to obtain my CDA through Warren County Head Start. Some things that I like to do outside of work are read books, do arts and crafts, and garden. I have a son and a cat!
(518) 793-3624 x 213
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Mindy Combs – Gold Room Asst. Teacher
Hi, my name is Mindy Combs. I have been working as an Assistant Teacher at the Glens Falls center for 3 years. I started off as a Substitute Classroom Aide and have worked my way up happily. I am eager to finish filling my CDA certification. Working with children fulfills my heart. I love knowing that I am making a difference to their lives. I have 4 children, 2 of which are stepchildren. I also have 3 grandchildren and one cat name Angel. In my free time I enjoy going for long nature walks with my family. We also spend our time having lots of laughs, playing board games and watching scary movies.

Kaytee Courville – Gold Room Classroom Aide
Hi, my name is Kaytee Courville. I have been working as a Classroom Aide at the Glens Falls Center for 2 years. I’ve been working with children for 3 years but I have been a mother for 5 years to my lovely daughter, My son is due in December 2020. One of my previous jobs was working at an hourly babysitting center, Kassia’s Playdates. This was the job that made me realize how much I loved working with children and wanted to continue to grow in this area of work. In my free time I love to spend time with my family. We love to cook, play outdoors, play games, laugh and have fun. They are my world and I absolutely love working with the children of Head Start!

Tammy Seguin -Yellow Room Teacher
My name is TammyLyn.  This is my first year here at Warren County Head Start, however, I have been teaching for over 25 years.  I am a mother of five children.  Yes, people like to say I have my hands full but I love being a mom and that is why I chose the teaching profession.  My children are 19, 17, 15, 13, and 11 years old.  I have three girls and two boys.  I earned my Bachelors degree in education at a private school then after starting my family I continued my education online earning my Masters in Early Childhood Education at the University of Phoenix.  My children and I enjoy the great outdoors.  We love hiking, camping, picnicking and just being outside in nature.  I love photography, drawing, painting, crafting/sewing and food preservation/canning.  I just recently taught myself how to crochet and with practice I am getting better.  I am a vegetarian.  My favorite flowers are lilac, sunflowers and daisies.  My favorite author is Shel Silverstein
(518) 793-3624 x 209
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Ann Lanfear – Yellow Room Asst. Teacher
Hi, my name is Ann Lanfear. I have been working at the Glens Falls center for 3 years now as a classroom aide. I recently took the Assistant Teacher position in the Yellow room. I am working on getting my CDA (Child Development Associate). I love spending time with family outside of work. My husband and my 2 girls are my world!

Jeanne Breault – Red Room Teacher
Hi, My name is “Miss” Jeanne and I work in the Red room with Miss Jenn and Miss Belinda at Warren County Head Start. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees form SUNY Plattsburgh. This is my 20th year working at the preschool level. I have been working at Head Start for six years! I love this preschool age because everyday is a learning experience not only for the children but for myself as well. I love seeing how much the children learn in just one year. They are amazing! When I’m not at preschool, I enjoy being with my family, the outdoors, gardening, audiobooks, games, cooking (when I want), and time to relax.
(518) 793-3624 x 207
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Jennifer Haywood – Red Room Asst. Teacher
Hello my name is Jen Haywood. I have been working in the red room as a teacher assistant in the Glens Falls center for 4 years. I have obtained a CDA certificate. I currently have a son in the Glens Falls center. I enjoy photography, hiking with my son and my husband, and playing games with my family.

Belinda Buckmaster – Crandall – Red Room Classroom Aide

Marcy Robinson – Center Director
Hi My name is Marcy.  I have been working as a Center Director at the GF center for1 year.  I’ve been working with children for 25+ years, obtaining my Associates degree in Early Childhood from SUNY Cobleskill and my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Castleton State College. One thing that I like to share with people is that I lived in Nashville, TN for 13 years. While living there I shared a bathroom with Nicole Kidman and I was even in a Trace Adkins music video!.
(518) 793-3624 x 202
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Shannon Bohmaker – Family Services Worker (Yellow & Red Classrooms)
Ms. Shannon was born and raised in Watertown, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Childhood Education at SUNY Plattsburgh. Ms. Shannon moved to the Glens Falls area in 2016 and shortly after started working as a Family Worker at the Glens Falls center. She has been working in education for 12 years and with Head Start for 8 years. When she is not working, Ms. Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, reading, listening to music, watching movies and baking.
(518) 793-3624 x 230
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Bridgett DeBlasiis – Family Services Worker (Green & Gold Classrooms)
Hi, my name is Miss Bridgett and I have been working as a Family Worker at the Glens Falls center for 1 year. I attended Cazenovia College where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with a focus in mental health counseling. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, baking, and running. My favorite part about my job is building relationships with our children and their families.
(518) 793-3624 x 205
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Amanda Steinman – Family Services Worker (Orange & Blue Classrooms)
Hi, my name is Amanda. I have been working as a Family Worker at the Glens Falls center for 2 years. I’ve been working with children for 15 years. I attended SUNY Adirondack college where I obtained my Associate’s degree. Prior to working as a Family Worker, I worked for the Glens Falls City School District as a Assistant Teacher in the Special Education classroom. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, camping, bike riding, and shopping.
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(518) 793-3624 x 203

Contact Info & Driving Directions

11 Pearl Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
ph: (518) 793-3624
fax: (518)798-9257
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