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Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 61 counties in the state of New York. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

New York Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in New York Head Start Program Database:

Agri-Business Child Development
Schenectady NY NY
Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD), founded in 1946, is committed to providing the highest quality early childhood education and social services to farm worker and other eligible families across New York State. As a non-profit provider of high quality culturally and linguistically diverse child development services for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers, Agri-Business Child Development ensures that each child receives comprehensive educational, health and social services.
Acelero Inc.
New York NY 10027-4512
Founded in 1964 as part of the War on Poverty, Head Start is the nation’s largest school early education program that promotes school readiness by enhancing social and cognitive development through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. With a budget of $7 billion dollars a year, Head Start serves nearly one million low income (primarily three and four year) children each year.
Action For A Better Community
Rochester NY 14604-2522
Description of Services: Head Start is a federally-funded program of early childhoodeducation and family development. Target Population/Eligibility Criteria: Early Head Start, for pregnant women and children birth – 3, and Head Start, for children 3 – 5, serves lowincome families in Monroe County. Hours of Operation and Service Delivery: · Early Head Start provides Home-based as well as Center-based services. Home-based services are scheduled at the convenience of the family and Center-based services are provided from 9 – 3:30 Monday – Friday.· Head Start provides Center-based services in either half day or full day programs. Half day programs are 8:30 – 11:30 Monday – Thursday; and full day services are 9:00 – 3:30 Monday – Friday. Full day programs are generally limited to 4 year olds.
Volunteers of America Children's Center
Rochester NY NY
(585) 647-1150
Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children’s growth in: language & literacy cognition & general knowledge physical development & health social & emotional development, and approaches to learning. Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families, which include health, nutrition, social, and other services determined to be necessary by family needs assessments, in addition to education and cognitive development services. Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.
Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc.
Elizabethtown NY 12932
Early Head Start offers early childhood and family development services to children from birth to 3 years old, pregnant women and families.
Albany County Opportunity, Inc.
Albany NY NY
ACAP Head Start in Albany County was first established as a pilot project in 1965. It became a permanently funded activity with Albany Community Action Partnership in 1966.
Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, KidStart
Mt. Morris NY 14510-1036
The Head Start program provides preschool children and their families with activities to assist in mental, social, emotional and physical growth. Eligibility is based on family income.
Association to Benefit Children
New York NY 10028-6402
Recognizing that long-term benefits are gained from intervening early in the lives of children living in poverty, the centerpiece of ABC is high-quality early childhood education. Young children in ABC’s preschools and early intervention programs thrive in classrooms that are alive with joyful songs, purposeful activities, brilliant colors and tender moments. There are corners to explore, mysteries to solve, books to discover, paint to splatter, drums to bang, steps to conquer and towers to build … and rebuild
Astor Services for Children and Families
Rhinebeck NY 12572-1427
Head Start is a federally-funded preschool program serving low-income children and children with disabilities. Services provided include:  Health Services  Vision, hearing, dental screenings  Nutrition  Breakfast and lunch served daily  Family Services  Family Advocate Services  Mental Health Services  Parent Involvement  Many opportunities to volunteer your expertise
Beth Rivkah Head Start
Brooklyn NY 11225-4407
Beth Rivkah Head Start is affiliated with an agency called Crown Multi-Educational Services (CMS). This agency provides evaluations for children aging out of EI and for children between the ages of three and five. It also offers speech, occupational, and physical therapies as well as counseling and SEIT.