Head Start Programs New Jersey Head Start Somerset Community Action Program, Inc.

Somerset Community Action Program, Inc., a Head Start Program of Somerset, NJ

900 Hamilton Street
Somerset NJ 08873-0189
Contact Phone
(732) 846-8888
Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Nearly 25 million pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start since its creation in 1965. Through the Head Start program SCAP engages parents in their children's learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Head Start families are able to receive in-house counseling. This form of intervention may be initiated by teachers for behavioral matters and is essential to ensure school readiness.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Priority EnrollmentPriority enrollment is offered to children meeting the following criteria:Special Needs ChildrenDYFSChildren from Homeless FamiliesChildren in Foster CareWork First New Jersey Families (WFNJ)For more information please contact Diana Obst, Social Worker, via email dobst@somersetcap.org or at the Hamilton location (732)-846-8888
Center Locations
  • Belmont
    113 Belmont Dr, Somerset NJ
    (732) 846-8888
  • Hamilton
    900 Hamilton St, Somerset NJ
    (732) 846-8888
  • North Plainfield
    170 Watchung Ave, North Plainfield NJ
    (732) 846-8888

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