Canton Head Start

Agency and Placement Location: 8 Judson St., Canton, NY 13617 (1.5 miles from campus)

Transportation: Students must have a personal car to transport themselves or work together to coordinate transportation with other students attending placement.

Mission: from their website, “The Head Start Program is a federally funded school readiness pre-school program for economically disadvantaged families and their children between the ages of 3 and 5 which was established in St. Lawrence County in 1965.”


  • Get families engaged in programming/events: nutrition, health education, how to access services (and what families are entitled to), and a resource directory
  • Classroom help: school readiness – activities that promote social and emotional development
  • Computer help: basic computer skills, understanding and using email

Required Dress, Paperwork, Training:

  • Criminal Conviction Statement
  • Caregiver Medical Statement (Physical)
  • Statewide Central Registry Database check
  • Criminal Record Release Authorization Form
  • New York State Justice Center (staff exclusion list check form)
  • PPD test results (cannot expire within placement time)


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