Sharon Springs Center


Services :  Early Head Start

               Head Start

               Universal Pre-K


Sharon Springs Central School 

Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Phone (518)284-3800, Fax (518)284-9075

Center Director:  Jeanne Irwin












The Schoharie County Head Start Program is a federally funded program for children ages 3-5 and their families. Head Start addresses all areas of development – social, academic, physical and emotional–using the Creative Curriculum to teach through children’s play. Parent / family involvement is an integral part of our program, including visits to review and plan children’s goals to helping with projects and activities at home and at school.

The Sharon Springs School District has contracted with Head Start to run their Universal Pre Kindergarten program which is open to all children who turn 4 before December 1st.  This program runs 5 days a week and offers all of the services provided by the traditional Head Start program.


The 3rd program that Head Start operates from Sharon Springs Central School is a Home Base Early Head Start program for children aged 0-3 and expectant mothers.  These families have weekly home visits along with 2 playgroups a month at the Sharon Springs Free Library.