The Child Center of NY Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

At The Child Center of NY, the health and well-being of our clients and staff are a priority.

To best serve the children and families we work with each day, this page will provide updates on the status of our programs, as well as resources and best practices to help keep everyone healthy and safe. Please check back regularly for updates, and do not hesitate to contact our main office or your program office if you have questions.

The Child Center of NY is a Test and Trace community partner. Please visit our Test and Trace page for information about how The Child Center can support you in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and finding out how and where you can get tested and/or vaccinated.

Closings, Schedule Changes, and Updates

In person, hybrid, or remotely, The Child Center of NY will continue to serve the children and families in our care in the best way that we can while keeping all of us safe. We are here for those who need us. Please feel free to contact your program directly with any questions.

  • Head Start Centers: As of July 1, Head Start programs are operating in person, full time. Sites are continuing to accept new clients (based on availability). Please call programs directly or tap the “apply” button below.
    Apply for enrollment in any of our Head Start or Early Head Start programs.
  • Early Head Start and ParentChild+: Programs are operating with a virtual learning model. Home visitors remain in contact with all families through a modified model using a variety of electronic means with flexibility that meets the needs of each family. Sites are continuing to accept new clients (based on availability). Please call programs directly for more information.
    Apply for enrollment in any of our Head Start or Early Head Start programs.
  • Behavioral Health Clinics and Centers: Clinicians are available to provide services via tele-mental health, through phone and video, seven days a week, for individual and group sessions. They also are available on site and by appointment as needed. Your clinician will remain in touch with you. We continue to accept new clients. Please do not hesitate to contact us** if you need help.
  • Health Homes, Home Visiting, and Prevention and Family Support: We are implementing telephone, tele-video, and limited home visits. Program staff will remain in touch with you. We also continue to take referrals.
  • Cornerstone Community Centers: Cornerstones are open for in-person services, and programming is in full swing.  With in-person pop-up events, PPE distribution, and both remote and in-person activities, all Child Center Cornerstones are here to serve, and we are committed to offering something for everyone. Please contact your local Cornerstone for further details.

See our directory of summer camps!

**To reach any clinic for any reason at any hour, please call our 24/7 phone service at 718-830-5061; this service is available to both new and existing clients in our behavioral health, school-based mental health, early childhood mental health, and prevention programs. You may contact this number even if you have never before been a client of a Child Center program.

If you’d like to reach a specific clinic, please contact:

Phone: 718-358-3288
Email: (mental health); (substance use)
Fax: 718-358-5265
Phone: 718-458-4243
Fax: 718-458-4481
Phone: 718-899-9810
Fax: 718-899-9699
Phone: 718-297-8000
Fax: 347-571-2448

Our Hammel Houses Community Cornerstone Center joined with DYCD, City Harvest, NYCHA, the Resident Association President, and the NYPD 100th Precinct to host a food bank event that served 280+ families.

Additional Information and Resources

Follow the guidelines and information provided by the trusted agencies below. Please share these resources, and the fliers on this page, with your community.

For information on COVID-19 in NY State and New York City

NY State Department of Health
Subscribe to New York State’s Coronavirus Updates
NYC Health–COVID-19 Website
NYC Health–Fact Sheet
NYC Department of Education
COVID-19: FAQ for Parents and Caregivers of Pre-School and School-Age Children
COVID-19: Vaccines
New York Public Library Remote Learning Resources
MTA Precautions Against the Coronavirus
Strong Children Wellness–Pediatric Primary Care Video Visits
Cabrini Immigration Services of NYC COVID-19 Resources
Find a Testing Site
Message from the NYPD Chief of Detectives about Asian Bias-Related Hate Crimes
Governor Cuomo Announces New Cluster Action Initiative

New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates on the latest developments regarding COVID-19; text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.

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