Our early childhood programs—including Early Head Start, Early Learn, Head Start, and Family Childcare Network—provide children, birth-5, with nurturing, educational environments where they can learn, grow, and thrive. We help parents of the children we serve develop skills to become effective caregivers and create nurturing home environments.

Early Head Start

Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families, through our Home Visiting and Family Childcare Programs.

Family Child Care Network

Home-based care is available for children from three months through three-years-old through family child care networks. Quality programming & family engagement care five days a week, up to ten hours a day, 12 months of the year. Safe, clean, and nurturing settings. Serves children with special needs. Experienced, certified, and trained teachers. Call to register 718-690-9466

Head Start

Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children from low-income families. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of activities. They also receive healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.

Head Start helps all children succeed. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Most children in Head Start are between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.

Children are in a safe learning environment with many opportunities to explore, create, and participate in engaging learning activities and to interact with other children and adults. Programs build on the strengths and diverse backgrounds children and families bring to the classroom to support all learners in gaining foundations for success in school, at home, and in life.


For more information, please contact Maria Theresa Salgado at (718) 884-0700 ext. 114.

Early Childhood Programs


Early Childhood Partners & Supporters

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Family and Social Medicine and Pediatrics
  • J.E. and Z.B Center for Children and Families at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • Montefiore Medical Center Healthy Steps
  • Bronx Healthy Start Partnership
  • The Ackerman Institute for the Family
  • Jewish Board of Children and Family Services, NYC Project Thrive Early Childhood, Mental Health
  • Chances for Children, New York  
  • Right to Play - Play to the Core 
  • Teach for America