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Child Development
MVCAA - Child Development
Head Start/Early Head Start
and DayCare Programs

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 - 2014 School Year
Please call 624-9930 for eligibility information or
click here to get the Application and mail to MVCAA, Inc., Child Development, 9882 River Road, Utica, NY 13502

Child Development's Three Components

Head Start
Early Head Start
Day Care

A wonderful beginning for children emotionally, socially and academically. Head Start contributes to the full development of a child's potential achievement in future school years and to continued success throughout a child's life.

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Head Start and Early Head Start are programs of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.

  • Head Start  Helps to create healthy development in low-income children ages three to five. Programs offer a wide variety of services, that depend on a child's and each family's heritage and experience, to influence all aspects of a child's development and learning.
  • Early Head Start  – Promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, promotes healthy family functioning, and strengthens the development of infants and toddlers beginning as young as newborn infants.



Six Building Blocks
of Success

About Our Head Start and
Early Head Start Programs

1. Quality Education in and out of the home
2. Family and Community Partnership
3. Health
4. Nutrition
5. Special Services
6. Parent Involvement


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Head Start:

  • Serves families with children between the ages of 3 and 5
  • Federally funded, comprehensive preschool developmental program
  • Free & confidential
  • Offers training and job opportunities for Head Start parents
  • Provides services to children with special needs

Early Head Start:

  • Serves pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers from birth to age 3


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Day Care:

  • Serves children at the Griffiss Child Development Center, who are age 6 weeks to 6 years
  • Open to the Public, 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Summer Program available for children
    ages 6 to 12

275 Brookley Road
(in the
Griffiss Technology Park)

For information on Day Care:
call 624-9930



Phone: 315.624.9930  Fax: 315.624.9931

Boonville; Camden; Herkimer; Holland Patent;  
Ilion; Little Falls; Sauquoit; Sylvan Beach; Waterville West Winfield/Mount Markham;       

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ROME AREA:  Gore Road; Griffiss Child Development Center

UTICA AREA:  Calvary Center; Cornerstone Center 
River Road








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