Warren County Head Start is proud to offer head start and early head start services to low income families in Chestertown and nearby at or Chestertown Center on State Route 8. 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.
Chestertown Center Staff Bios
Suzanne Hurtado – Teacher
My Name is Suzanne Hurtado, I teach at the Warren County Head Start Chestertown Center. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, I have three New York State Teaching Certifications; Early Childhood General Education, Early Childhood Students with Disabilities, and Childhood Education grades 1-6. I have been working in the field for two years. I am grateful to live in the Adirondack Mountains, where I enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming and boating with my family.
Alicia O’Dell – Asst.Teacher
My name is Alicia O’Dell. I’ve worked for Warren County Head Start’s Chestertown center for the past four and a half years. I started working as a classroom aide when my daughter attended and have since worked towards my CDA. I am currently an Assistant Teacher. I love spending time with my four children camping, fishing and traveling. I was a Head Start parent for eight years so it’s an amazing thing to work for an organization that gave my family so much!
Jessica Todriff – Classroom Aide
My name is Jessica Lee Todriff. I attended the Boces Early Childhood Education program for 2 years. I also attended ACC for Early Childhood education and Psychology. My experience working with kids includes working at Chestertown Youth Commission and at Prospect Child and Family Center as a 1:1 aide. I also working in the pool area as a Aquatic aide helping the PTs. I’m currently working at Head Start as a Teacher’s Aide. I’ve been in this position for 2 years. I went to North Warren School for 12 years. I have a 5 year old daughter Caroline and a chocolate lab. I love to be outside going on hikes, camping and ice fishing
Linda Lafond – Family Worker
My name is Linda LaFond. I have a High School Diploma and a Family Development Credential through Cornell. I was also a NYS registered family daycare provider in my home for 10 years in Essex county and a licensed cosmetologist in the state of New Jersey. While in High School, I worked in the after school daycare program. I am the Family Service worker at the Chestertown center at Warren County Head Start. I will be employed with this company for 21 years in October of 2020. I became involved with the Head Start program when my son attended in 1998. I quickly fell in love with the philosophy of the program and became involved in Policy Council and Parent Group. I attended all workshops, etc. which led into a career at Head Start. I have two grown sons and two grandsons. My husband and I are in the process of clearing our land that we just purchased and hope to build a log home ourselves.