Warren County Head Start is proud to offer head start and early head start services to low income families in Queensbury and nearby at or Queensbury Center on Aviation Road. 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.
Queensbury Center Staff Bios
Kerri McFarlane – Family Services Worker
Hi, my name is Kerri. I have been working for Head Start for 8 years. I started in the classroom as a Teacher’s Assistant. I was then a Home Based Visitor for about 3 years. I am now in our Queensbury Center as a Family Worker. I have my CDA which I received through my previous job as a teacher at a Preschool. I am currently working on my FDC (Family Development Credential) certification. I also have a part time job working for a parenting program. I really enjoy what I do for work. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family. I have a 10 year old boy named Landen. We enjoy taking walks with our new puppy Cooper!
Kristine Germain- Queensbury 2 Teacher
My name is Kris Germain. I have over 27 years of experience in the child care industry after earning my degree in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University. I have worked with children from birth through 12 years of age in a variety of settings including Early Intervention, Head Start, and several childcare programs. My proudest professional accomplishment was owning and operating a large daycare center for nine years and most recently owning and caring for children in a childcare program in my home. As an empty nester, I decided to move from Buffalo to the Glens Falls area where I decided to return to Head Start as a lead teacher. I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing organization! I plan to bring my past experiences to the classroom to create a warm, family environment for children to learn and grow successfully. (518) 824-5685
Jennifer Harrington – Queensbury 2 Asst. Teacher
Hi, my name is Jennifer Harrington. I have been working as an Assistant Teacher at the Queensbury center for 2 years. Prior I worked as a Classroom Aide at the Glens Falls center for 3 years. Before working at Head Start, I did daycare at my home. I am currently working on completing my CDA (Child Development Associate)
Charlene Lafountain Granger – Queensbury 2 Classroom Aide
Hi, my name is Charlen Lafountain Granger. I have been working at Warren County Head Start for almost 6 years. The first 4 years I was a Bus Monitor and Substitute Classroom Aide. I am currently working at a long term Substitute Classroom Aide in the Queensbury Center.
Elizabeth Wood – Center Director/ Queensbury 1Teacher
My name is Elizabeth Wood. I attended Regis College from 1994-1998 and received my Bachelor’s degree in a double major of Psychology and Education. I began my teaching career in my early twenties as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher. At the age of 26 and expecting my first child, I decided to embark on a new chapter and decided to become a Stay at Home Parent. I enjoyed this rewarding opportunity for 10 years. Also, during this time I decided to complete my Master’s in Education via an online program through the University of New England. Upon returning to the workplace in 2013, I began substitute teaching for many local school districts. In 2016, I was hired by Warren County Head Start. I am currently the teacher in the Queensbury 1 classroom. Besides teaching, I enjoy exercising, watching crime shows and spending time with my family and pets.
Avaughn Butchino – Queensbury 1 Asst. Teacher
Hello, my name is Avaughn Butchino. I have been working as an Assistant Teacher at the Queensbury center for a little over a year. I’ve been working with children for about 4 years now, prior to Head Start I worked at Prospect and North Country Academy. I graduated from ACC with my associates in Liberal Arts and Science. I love taking walks with my family and enjoy being out in the warm or cold weather whether it would be sledding with my daughter in the winter, smores in the fall, or swimming in our pool in the spring and summer. I love doing things with my family and love being outside with them.
Stella Gangsaa – Queensbury 1 Classroom Aide
Hi, my name is Stella, I have been working as an Classroom Aide at the Queensbury center for 2 years. I attended Herkimer Community College and have an Associate’s degree in Hospitality. I worked as a front desk attendant at two different hotels in lake George from 2011-2015. In 2015 my youngest was born and my husband and I chose to have me stay home full time with our 2-year-old and newborn. When my daughter turned 3, she started at Head Start. I volunteered as much as I could while she was in the program for over 2 years and at that point, I realized I wanted to work with children. My son started home based Head Start when he was around age 2. When he turned 3, he began Head Start in the Queensbury center and I applied for the Classroom Aide position. I got a call for an interview and shortly after I was offered a long-term position in the Queensbury center, the next year a full-time position became available also in the Queensbury center and I took It. I chose to be with Head Start the last 2 years and will continue because my children are young 7 and 5 and this job keeps me on their schedule while allowing me to do all the things I always imagined doing as a mom.