We are busy preparing for our new normal 2020-2021 school year! Please see our reopening information below.
Dear ECLC Community,
We have been busy preparing for our “new normal 2020-2021 school year”. Our number one focus throughout this process has been on the health and safety of our children, families and staff.
We will be following the guidance set forth from NY Special Education Dept, NY Dept of Health, Office of Children & Family Services, and Office of Head Start. These guidance documents outline safety measures that must be followed in order to assure all our children, families and staff are safe.
The following plan describes the 3-phase opening and the safety protocols that will be in place.
Phase 1- Virtual Classroom – (September 14th to October 31st) Students will attend class virtually. There would be regular substantive interaction between teachers and students which would be delivered remotely.
Phase 2– Hybrid Model - (November 1st to December 31) All sites will be fully open for part day onsite instruction. Class size will be limited to 10 children per class. Each class of 10 children would be separated into 2 cohorts of 5 children. Hours of operation for children would be 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
Phase 3– Resumption of full day program – (January 2021) Programs will be ready to resume full operation. Hours of program for children will be 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school year.
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program of early childhood education including health (physical, dental, mental), nutrition and social services. Federally funded program for low-income preschool children (3 & 4 year olds) in Greene County.
Special Education services available through CPSE to 3 & 4 year old children. Services include related services of occupational services, speech therapy, and center-based inclusion classes.
We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. Parents and teachers work together in partnership to address the needs and holistic growth of each child so that learning will be supported in the home and school reflecting and honoring the lives of children, their families, and their communities.
Updates coming soon.
2395 Route 23B, P.O. Box 399, South Cairo, NY 12482, US
Cairo Head Start Center
30 Volunteer Drive
Cairo, NY 12413
Catskill United Methodist Church
40 Woodland Ave
Catskill, NY 12414
770 Embought Rd
Catskill, NY 12414
WCTW - Catskill 98 FM, WCKL - Catskill 560 AM, WGY - Schenectady 810 AM, WRGB-TV - Albany Channel 6, WNYT-TV - Albany Channel 13 & WTEN-TV - Albany Channel 10
Working for the Early Childhood Learning Center of Greene County provides employees with the opportunity to make a difference and the satisfaction that they can help children grow in positive ways. Whether it is working with parents to empower them in their communities or being part of a child's development to encourage and stimulate their learning, seeing a young child smile and grow before our eyes is the most rewarding part of our job. This opportunity is available every day. You can make a difference in a child's life.
Our career opportunities include a variety of roles that contribute to educating young children. ECLC is staffed by:
To be considered for a position, please fill out the Employment Application and/or the Substitute Application located in the Forms section. Please then mail application to PO Box 399, South Cairo, NY 12482.
The Early Childhood Learning Center of Greene County (ECLC) is a private, non-profit program chartered by the NYS Board of Regents to provide the following programs to children from birth to five years old (up to school age):
Early Childhood Learning Center was founded in 1978 by parents of preschool children who needed specialized therapy to help their children overcome some developmental delays. At the time, programs were only available in Albany or Kingston. The parents, who did not want their children to travel such a distance to receive therapy, started their own program in Greene County.
The agency first began under the auspices of the Early Childhood Learning Center in Albany. In a year's time, it was mutually decided that ECLC would be an independent program chartered by the NYS Board of Regents. In 1982 an absolute charter was granted. In 1999 the agency became the grantee for the Head Start Program in Greene County. Since then the agency has grown considerably. Today ECLC serves more than 150 children. Currently, ECLC meets the needs of Head Start children and children with developmental delays from birth to five years of age.