Care and education for 3-4 year-olds from low-income families
NYC Department of Education (DOE)
1. How it Works
Head Start programs provide safe and positive environments for children age 3-4 to learn, play, and build the skills that get them ready for kindergarten and beyond. Programs also provide health, nutrition, and other services to children and their families.
Your child can begin a Head Start program at any time of the year if you qualify and there are open seats. Programs:
are free and run year-round for at least eight hours a day.
provide nutritious meals and health screenings for children.
Head Start programs also help parents and families achieve their own goals, including employment, housing, adult education, and accessing health services.
Limited space is also available in Early Head Start programs, which serve pregnant mothers, infants, and toddlers.
Head Start programs are located in centers run by community organizations and non-profits.
Eligibility is based on your family’s income, housing situation, and/or receipt of HRA cash assistance or SSI.
Click “More Filters”. Select the “Head Start” checkbox under “Year Round Programs”.
Type in your home address to search for a program.
Come back to it later.
We can send you a link to this page to help you get back to it when you’re ready.