Early Childhood

The East Harlem Early Childhood programs provide education and social service supports to families with children ages 0-5, as well as pregnant women. Head Start and Early Head Start stand out among early childhood programs for addressing the emotional, social, health, nutritional, developmental and psychological needs of each child. The East Harlem Center’s Head Start program has operated since 1965, and the Early Head Start program was founded in 2009.

Program Options

Home Based Early Head Start (ages 0-3):
Weekly play groups
3 home visits per month
Two home visitors to every one child

Home Based Head Start (ages 3-5):
Classes for 3- and 4-year-olds
Full day schedule in bilingual setting
Universal Pre-K programming
Three teachers to a classroom

Requirements for entry

For Early Head Start

  • Pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to age 3.
  • Families must meet the income eligibility guidelines.
  • Every child/participating adult must have a current physical examination.
     

For Head Start

  • Children must be between the ages of 3-5.
  • Families must meet the income eligibility guidelines.
  • Every child must have a current physical examination.

 

Staff

Education Director
Antonio Freitas

For more information

Please call East Harlem Early Childhood Programs (212) 348-2343 to learn more about Head Start and Early Head Start opportunities.