Canton Head Start | St. Lawrence University Community Based Learning

Canton Head Start

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

Transportation: Need Own Transportation, this means that CBL did not automatically reserve a SLU vehicle. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to access available resources to secure transportation. In these cases, a placement site is either considered within walking/biking distance, or is within five miles of campus. Here are some alternative transportation options to consider: use a personal car that you are an insured driver for, walk, or bike. In some cases, it is possible to reserve a university vehicle; however, a student MUST complete SLU's Driver Certification training in order to utilize this transportation.The CBL office does not endorse the idea of students carpooling in personal vehicles and should only be considered after all other options have been exhausted. Should carpooling be necessary, both the driver and any riders must complete transportation waivers.

Mission: According to 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

Agency Requirements:

  • 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 current semester)