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HCHCIC ACE Integration Head Start


1419 Broadway Brooklyn NY, 11221
Contact Name: Frank Alvarado
Contact Phone: (718) 443-3917
Preschool Details: In 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson launched Project Head Start as an eight-week summer program designed to help break the cycle of poverty. This would be accomplished by providing preschool aged children from low-income families with a comprehensive program that meets their emotional, social, nutritional, physical and psychological needs. Head Start currently serves almost one million children and their families nation-wide, in urban and rural areas that include both immigrant and Native-American communities. A.C.E. Integration Head Start in Bushwick, Brooklyn was implemented in 1994 for the purpose of focusing on the needs of children. Our goal as a preschool is to stimulate learning in all developmental areas, while dedicating resources to the health and nutritional needs of enrolled children. Additionally, we place a great deal of emphasis on fostering each individual child’s social skills. This is achieved by encouraging kids to Accept themselves and others, while also expressing their Creativity and utilizing the environment - or Ecology - for learning. Thus, the acronym A.C.E. At first, the new organization and its board elected to open and operate the Head Start program at a temporary location until the permanent site could be renovated. This was a short-term objective, with the long-term goal being to build a multi-service Head Start program that would offer literacy classes, career training, counseling services and more. The center’s governing bodies and staff determine organizational goals on a regular basis, but this only occurs after the program has been thoroughly evaluated. Strengths and weaknesses are defined, and a self-assessment aids in coming up with suggestions for program improvement moving forward. Presently serving the Bedford Stuyvesant and Bushwick communities, Hospital Clinic Home Center Instructional Corp. is an ACS contracted agency for Head Start/Early Learn services. Our program “integrates” children with a variety of different abilities and backgrounds. This exposes young students to the kind of diversity that can shape their acceptance and appreciation of others. Although our focus is on children from disadvantaged families, we are also equipped to accommodate those who may have specific needs due to preexisting medical conditions. Everyone deserves a Head Start, after all.
Eligible Requirements: ACE Integration Head Start classrooms accept children between the ages of two-and-nine-months and three-and-nine months as of September 1. To be eligible for Head Start, family income must fall within federal guidelines. Ten percent of our families may be above these income guidelines. We welcome children with special needs and children in foster care.
Age Requirements: 2 years 9 months - 3 years 9 months
How to Apply: Bring your child to the center from Monday through Thursday, between 9 AM and 3 PM. You will need the following documents to register your child: 1. Child’s birth certificate 2. Child’s immunization records 3. Child’s medical insurance card 4. Food Stamp Letter of benefits (if applicable) 5. Parents’/Guardians’ indentification 6. Three names of emergency contacts with current, working phone numbers (emergency contacts must be 18 years or older) 7. Proof of income documentation (dated within the last 60 days). 8. Proof of residence (dated within the last 60 days). Two documents must be provided. Families are notified in June about September enrollment. Children may be enrolled throughout the year if space is available. Once your child is accepted into the program, staff will contact you to provide information and answer your questions.

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