Head Start Programs New York Head Start Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc.

Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc., a Head Start Program of Port Jefferson, NY

The Children's Community Head Start
Port Jefferson NY 11777-2059
Contact Phone
(631) 476-9698
The Children’s Community Head Start and Early Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive early childhood educational program serving income eligible families in 13 school districts in central Suffolk County, NY. The Children’s Community Head Start is a program of The Community Programs Center of Long Island, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.
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
How do I enroll my child?The first step is to call the center nearest you. You will be asked general questions to determine eligibility. If you are eligible based on where you live and income level, an appointment will be scheduled for you to meet with one of our family advocates. Even if you are determined to be eligible, unfortunately, we cannot enroll all eligible children since we are funded and only have room for a certain number of children. Enrollment determination is based on family need. If you are not accepted into the program, you will be placed on a waiting list. The family advocate can also refer you to other programs to help you pay for child care and/or preschool, such as a child care subsidy through the Suffolk County Department of Social Services and the Universal Pre-kindergarten program through your local school district.
Center Locations

Reviews: Be the first to review this head start provider.

Share your experience with Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc., whether your child attended, you evaluated their services, or you worked there. You can help others by writing a review.