Head Start

The Head Start program offers child-focused programs designed to prepare young children for elementary school. The daily program provides a range of individualized services in the following areas:

  • Education and early childhood development
  • Medical, dental and mental health
  • Nutrition
  • Parent involvement

The program is responsive and appropriate to each child's and family's developmental, ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage and experience.

  • Family services.
  • Services to children with special needs.
  • Individualized teaching.
  • Meals and snacks served in a family-style setting.
  • Computers in every classroom.
  • Large playground and gymnasium.
  • Se habla Espanol.

Daily Schedule 

7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sessions run from the 1st Tuesday in September to the 3rd Friday in August.

Please call Frederick Douglass Head Start (212) 865-6337. Register for Frederick Douglass Head Start.