Head Start Programs

For additional information please contact:


Administrative Office
145 W 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-924-6320
Fax: 212-691-5635

Brooklyn Head Start Activities
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Head Start Program

For a full list of our programs and contact information.

Brooklyn Head Start Program

Launched in 1997, the Brooklyn Head Start program is a center-based, full day program designed to enhance the social competence of 3-5 year olds from low income families. The Head Start program serves 71 children and families residing in the Williamsburg and neighboring Bushwick communities. The program provides a comprehensive child development program to meet the children’s educational, emotional, social, health and nutritional needs.

The program targets parents who are required to participate in welfare-to-work programs and helps them develop job-related skills by offering them opportunities to work as volunteers in the center. The Head Start program has been instrumental in providing early education opportunities to children who are at high risk of experiencing poor developmental outcomes due to the multiple socio-economic stressors impacting their families.

Carmen Fontanez
Program Director
Brooklyn Head Start Program
185 Marcy Avenue Lower Level
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel:718-388-6060; Fax:718-388-6373

Bronx Head Start Program

Recently awarded to PRFI in May, 2011 serving to 3 to 5 year old children from low income families. The program services 120 children from the Morrisania and surrounding communities in the Bronx, New York City.

Carmen Fontanez
Program Director
Bronxs Head Start Program
1423 Prospect Avenue - 2nd Floor
Bronx, New York 10459
Tel:718-991-5590/ 91;FaX:718-991-5592

Puerto Rican Head Start Programs

The Puerto Rican Family Institutes' head start programs in Puerto Rico are funded by the Federal Government's Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Family. PRFI services the municipalities of San Juan, Ciales, Corozal, Bayamon, Trujillo Alto, Rio Grande and Caguas, to name a few, in Puerto Rico.

Norma Batista Gonzalez
Program Director
Puerto Rican Family Institute
Carretera 849 Km. 1.5 Calle Juan Baiz
Barrio Santo Domingo
Rio Piedras, PR 00924
P.O. Box 29608
San Juan, PR 00929-0608
Tel.: 787-701-0200; Fax: 787-750-1733
Email: nbatista@prfipr.org

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