Childcare Programs: Most children are served through contracts with hundreds of private, non-profit organizations that operate childcare programs in communities across the city. Children – ages two months through 12 years – are cared for either in group childcare centers that are licensed by the Department of Health or in the homes of childcare providers that are registered by the Department of Health.
HeadStart: Federal program that provides 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. Tel: (866) 763-6481