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):
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 evaluations, related services of counseling, occupational services, physical therapy, speech therapy, special education itinerant teachers, 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.
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.
July 2—Summer Session Begins
August 10—Summer Session Ends
August 27 & 28 - New Hire Orientation
August 29 - Staff Return (Training)
September 3 - Labor Day
September 5 – First Day of School
October 8 – Columbus Day
November 12 – Veterans Day
November 21-23– Thanksgiving Recess
December 24–31 Holiday Recess
January 1 - New Years Day
January 2 – Classes Resume
January 21– Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 18– President’s Day
February 19 & 20 - Winter Recess
February 21-22 Training
February 25 - Classes Resume
April 19 - Good Friday
April 22-26 - Spring Recess
May 27– Memorial Day
June 27 - 1/2 Day with Children
June 28—Last Day
Did you know that ECLC offers comprehensive programming for children, which includes Head Start, early intervention and therapy services under one roof?
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.