Warren County Head Start focuses on the overall health and wellness of each enrolled child to help them succeed in all aspects of their life. Each child’s immunizations must be in accordance with the New York State Immunization requirements and have an up to date physical prior to participation in the program. Hearing and vision screenings are provided to all children enrolled at no cost. Detection of any possible problem allows children to receive the services they need at an early age.
Oral health is an integral part of children’s overall well-being and necessary for their healthy development. Regular visits to the dentist are very important. Warren County Head Start works with all parents to connect their child to a dental home, encouraging comprehensive care and updated examinations.
Good eating habits are developed at an early age. Children learn about food and eating by observing others. Children and classroom staff participate in a family style dining mealtime with staff modeling child size portions. Children are encouraged to try new and different foods to broaden their food experiences. Center based children receive free breakfast and lunch. Warren County Head Start participates in the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP). CACFP guidelines are followed as set forth by the federal government and the New York State Department of Health. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Physical activity is very important to a child’s overall health. Warren County Head Start has partnered with the Eat Well Play Hard Program as well as participated in Active Play workshops to provide appropriate, fun, and exciting physical activities for preschool age children.
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Warren County Head Start offers these health and wellness services to qualifying low income families across Warren County, including Glens Falls, Queensbury, Warrensburg, Chestertown, Lake Luzerne, and Lake George.