The mission of Opportunities for Broome is to assist individuals and families to improve the quality of their lives through the development of self-reliance, while promoting a culture of people working together to help themselves, one another, and their community. Opportunities for Broome contributes to the economic and social development of Broome County and its surrounding communities through the provision of comprehensive services that include emergency assistance, advocacy, early education, and safe and affordable housing. The braiding of community resources and the building of effective partnerships, serves as the cornerstone for the foundation of our agency.

Goodbye Without Tears

On August - 28 - 2014

If your child is starting preschool and having difficulty with the new routine, follow these strategies for saying goodbye without tears. The start of preschool is a milestone that’s often anticipated with great excitement and joy, but also with lots of crying, uncertainty, and heel digging — from both kids and parents! “For children, the main source of anxiety around entering preschool is that they have absolutely no idea what to expect,” says Katrina Green, a certified... (more...)

TV and Your Family

On August - 11 - 2014

If you have to wonder what your child is watching on television, there’s a way find out and to control your child’s TV viewing habits. The TV Parental Guidelines was created to help parents choose programs that are right for children. Get tips and more in this guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics. I worry about the things my children see on TV. How can I be sure what they are watching is appropriate? The TV rating system, known as the TV Parental Guidelines,... (more...)

50 Years of Opportunity

On August - 1 - 2014

For fifty years Head Start has been the premier model for providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life. Since the summer of 1965, more than 31 million children have benefitted from Head Start’s comprehensive services – they have become business women and men, professors, teachers, lawyers, mayors, Members of Congress, athletes, foundation Presidents, Grammy-winning musicians, poets, and parents. September Activities Fall Leadership Institute History Event/Panel A... (more...)

Each year, thousands of American children are expelled from preschool, many because of behavioral issues related to trauma they have already experienced in their short lives. A new program in Head Start schools is trying to change that. Head Start schools nationwide aim to provide a rich preschool experience for low-income children. Head Start Trauma Smart was born at Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City out of startling statistics. Of the 4,000 Kansas City children in the Head Start... (more...)

Steps to school readiness…

On July - 22 - 2014

School readiness goals describe the intended purposes and expected results from quality teaching and learning. This includes meaningful and responsive relationships, experiences, and interactions. Once established, the program’s school readiness goals will not change substantially from year to year. However, goals for individual children and families will likely change based on needs and progress revealed by ongoing data collection.  Read More →

Head Start Open Enrollment

On March - 7 - 2013

Enrollment for Opportunities for Broome Head Start FREE Program Give your child a Head Start! Opportunities for Broome Head Start is recruiting 3, 4, and 5 year olds for the 2014-2015 school year! We offer services to children in the following districts: Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Deposit, Harpursville, Maine-Endwell, Union-Endicott, Vestal, Whitney Point, and Windsor. We offer many services to prepare your child for entering into Kindergarten.  Call us at (607) 772-6810 to see if your child... (more...)

Head Start Policy Council Meeting

On December - 29 - 2009

There will be a Head Start Policy Council Meeting held on May 18, 2015 at 6:00pm at 5 West State Street Binghamton, NY 13901.  For further information, please contact us at (607)723-6493.  Read More →

Board Meeting

On December - 29 - 2009

The next Opportunities for Broome, Inc. Board Meeting will be held on May 21, 2015 at 4:00pm.  This meeting will be held at 5 West State Street Binghamton, NY 13901.  For further information, please contact us at (607)723-6493.  This meeting is open to the public.  Read More →