Head Start provides free child development activities and educational programs in the community for children ages 3 and 4 and for their families. There are also spaces available in Early Head Start programs, which serve pregnant mothers, infants, and toddlers.

The program is available to eligible families through ACS-contracted EarlyLearn NYC programs.

Head Start has some eligibility requirements for families. If you qualify, your child can begin a program any time during the year. The best way to find out if your family is eligible for Head Start is to contact a program directly.

You must apply through the program directly. Visit the MySchools website to find a program near you.


Learn about the Head Start program.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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