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Head Start

Head Start provides an array of comprehensive, quality services, including health, nutrition, parent support, education, and mental health, to children ages three to five and their families. The program’s vision is “each child and family leaves Head Start healthy, eager to learn, and ready for success.” Program staff work closely with families to ensure that each child has the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in kindergarten. The Early Head Start program provides services to infants, toddlers, and pregnant women in Torrington and Winsted through home visiting and socialization.

Program Brochures & Print Materials

Head Start Logo

Head Start/Early Head Start Brochure

Early Head Start Site Location & Contact Information


28 St. John Place, Torrington, CT 06790

Larissa Vigeant • 860.482.5286 x1228

Kristina Tucker • 860.482.5286 x1229


Winsted - Pearson School

2 Wetmore Avenue, Winsted, CT 06098

Jayme Bonsignore • 860.630.0073


Head Start Site Location & Contact Information

New Milford - Hill & Plain

60 Old Town Park Road, New Milford, CT 06776

Merriah Waters • 860.304.4648


The Hill & Plain site houses a Head Start-funded half-day classroom.


Plymouth - Partnership Learning Academy

77 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786

Heather Stampp • 860.626.9527


The Plymouth site houses a Head Start funded school-day classroom.

Torrington - Forbes School 

500 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, CT 06790

Sarah Ethier • 860.626.9687


The Forbes site houses one partial school-day classroom in collaboration with the Torrington Board of Education. 


Torrington Head Start

28 St. John Place, Torrington, CT 06790

Sarah Ethier • 860.482.5286 x1219

Sarah Moore •  860.482.5286 x1210

Denise Santos • 860.482.5286 x1215

Pam Vellucci • 860.482.5286 x1216


The Torrington site houses six Head Start-funded classrooms with full- and half-day options. School Readiness is also available.

Winsted - Pearson School

2 Wetmore Avenue, Winsted, CT 06098

Kathryn Vidal • 860.626.3296


The Winsted site houses a Head Start-funded school-day classroom, Early Head Start Program, and a School Readiness classroom.​


Watertown - John Trumbull Primary

779 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT 06779

Heather Stampp • 860.626.9527


The Watertown site houses a Head Start-funded half school-day classroom.



To register for Head Start or Early Head Start, please contact Rebecca Litz, Family Services Manager at 860.482.5286 x1180 or fill out the form below. 

For more info, contact:

Carmella Galipault

Director of Head Start & Early Head Start

860-567-0863 x1213



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