To Our Clients: Please visit our COVID-19 page for program information and updates.

How You Can Help: Support our COVID-19 response for under-served children and families. Learn More


Heartfelt thanks to the generous sponsors of our COVID-19 response funds.

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Benjamin and Anne Bahr
  • Manju and Narindra Bewtra
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • The Carson Family Charitable Trust
  • Cathay Bank Foundation
  • Cigna
  • Garrett D'Alessandro and Amy Rappaport
  • Barbara Deli, M.D. and Neeraj Bewtra
  • The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation
  • Flushing Bank
  • Jeffrey Gage
  • Trudy Elbaum Gottesman and Robert Gottesman+
  • D’Arcy and Peter Green
  • Patricia and Richard Jay
  • Alexander Jesurum
  • Michael Kuharski and Allison Davi
  • Corina Larkin and Nigel Dawn
  • Anne Marie Macari
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Jennifer Milacci and Marc Scher
  • Barbara and Conner Mulvee
  • Organization Analysis & Design
  • Dave Pottruck*
  • Robin Hood+
  • Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson
  • Gail Roseman
  • Nell Shanahan Schwartz and Adam Schwartz
  • Shames Family Foundation
  • The Melanie and Alan Stein Family
  • Sterling National Bank
  • Leo Swergold
  • Techworks Consulting, Inc.
  • The New York Community Trust
  • United Way
  • US Pacific Transport, Inc.
  • J. Sean Withrow

*Emergency Response Fund sponsor
+COVID-19 Response Fund and Emergency Response Fund Sponsor
Sponsor list in formation as of July 23

Early Head Start

The Child Center of NY offers a nationally accredited Early Head Start program for children prenatal to age three. The program provides continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and their families. Parenting education and the support of a positive parent-child relationship are integral to the program, as is a focus on supporting the whole child: their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development. We also offer pediatric primary care services, both in-person and virtual, through partnerships with Northwell Health and Strong Children Wellness.

Our services are home based and designed to meet each family’s individual needs.

Please see our latest Head Start annual report for more information about our Early Head Start programs.


Apply

Apply for enrollment in any of our Early Head Start or Head Start/EarlyLearn programs.
  • Assistant Director: Stephanie Baez stephaniebaez@childcenterny.org
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Services provided: Home-based services for children prenatal to age 3
  • Special services: Group for pregnant women, mental health services, parenting classes, coordination of services for children with special needs, health and nutrition services. Early Head Start Astoria is also a ParentChild+ site.
  • Admission criteria: Low-income children and their families residing in Astoria (zip codes: 11101, 11102 and 11106)
  • Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  • Public transportation: N or W to 30th Avenue, Q19 to Astoria Boulevard & 14th Street, Q100/Q69 to 21st Street/30th Avenue and Q18/Q102 to 30th Avenue/14th Street
Please read this Q&A with EHS Home Visitor Alondra Santiago to meet one of our staff members and see how they can make a difference in the life of your child.
  • Director: Telva Rivera telvarivera@childcenterny.org
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Services provided: Home-based services for children prenatal to age 3
  • Special services: Group for pregnant women, mental health services, parenting classes, coordination of services for children with special needs, health and nutrition services. This site also offers a center-based Head Start/EarlyLearn program for children ages 3-5.
  • This program has a unique collaboration with Northwell Health, New York's largest health care provider. Northwell physicians and residents provide free primary medical services on site at our center. Learn more in this blog post and in our 2018 Head Start annual report.
  • Admission criteria: Low-income children and their families residing in Corona
  • Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  • Public transportation: #7 subway to 103rd or 111 Street, Q48 to 108 Street and 34th Ave

  • Assistant Director: Karol Peralta Enriquez karolperaltaenriquez@childcenterny.org
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Services provided: Home-based services for children prenatal to age 3
  • Special services: Group for pregnant women, mental health services, parenting classes, coordination of services for children with special needs, health and nutrition services. Early Head Start Woodside is also a ParentChild+ site and offers a center-based Head Start/EarlyLearn program for children ages 3-5.
  • This program has a unique collaboration with Northwell Health, New York's largest health care provider. Northwell pediatric residents supervised by physicians provide free medical support on site at our center.
  • Admission criteria: Low-income children and their families residing in Woodside
  • Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Bengali
  • Public transportation: Subway—#7 to 61st Street Woodside, Buses—Q18, Q32, Q53, Q60, LIRR
Please read Jessica’s Story to see how Early Head Start made a difference in the lives of four children of a single mom in Queens.
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