Long Island Head Start
Central Administration
98 Austin Street, Patchogue, New York 11772
Phone (631) 758-5200
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP)
EHS-CCP at Long Island Head Start
The EHS-Child Care Partnerships Program enhances and supports early learning settings to provide comprehensive and continuous services. It increases access to high-quality, full-day, full-year child care, including family child care, for low-income working families. The program also supports the development of infants and toddlers through strong relationship-based experiences and prepares them for the transition into Head Start and preschool. EHS-CCP brings together the best of EHS and child care through layering of funding. All infants and toddlers attending an EHS-CCP program benefit from facilities and homes that are licensed and meet safety requirements. Children in classrooms with EHS-CCP-enrolled children also benefit from qualified teachers receiving ongoing supervision and coaching to support implementation of curriculum and responsive care giving. Only enrolled EHS-CCP children are eligible for direct family-specific benefits such as home visits, health tracking and follow-up and individualized family support services. However, EHS-CCP programs operationalize services to ensure there is no segregation or stigmatization of EHS-CCP children due to the additional requirements or services.
The EHS-CCP program brings together the strengths of child care and EHS programs. Child care centers and family child care providers respond to the needs of working families by offering flexible and convenient full-day/full-year services. In addition, child care providers have experience providing care that is strongly grounded in the cultural, linguistic, and social needs of the families and their local communities. Through the EHS-CCP program, child care centers and family child care providers have access to resources to provide the comprehensive services needed to support better outcomes for the nation's most vulnerable children. EHS is a research-based program that emphasizes the importance of responsive and caring relationships to support the optimal development of infants and toddlers. EHS-CCP provides comprehensive family-centered services that adhere to the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) to support high-quality learning environments. Integrating EHS comprehensive services and resources into the array of traditional child care and family child care settings creates new opportunities to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families.
Families must meet income and program eligibility criteria to be eligible for a child care subsidy. All individuals applying for a child care subsidy must complete an application and submit supporting documentation with their Family Service Worker. Families must meet income and program eligibility criteria to be eligible for a child care subsidy.
CLICK HERE for more information about Suffolk County’s subsidized child care program including:
  • Descriptions of the program and income eligibility criteria.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions.
  • A Child Care Eligibility Wizard where you can quickly check YOUR family’s program and income eligibility.
  • Links to the child care application, instructions for completing the application and additional forms that may be required based on your family’s circumstances.
Long Island Early Head Start CCP Centers
Alicia’s Day Care
386 Rowlinson Drive
Shirley, NY 11967
Phone (631) 772-2880
Contact: Alicia Ortiz

Alternatives for Children
600 South Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Phone (631) 271-0777
Contact: Vivienne Viera

Bay Shore Day Care & Preschool
107 East Main Street
Bay Shore NY 11706
Phone (631) 647-4326
Contact: Sandra Tisnado
Marks of Excellence Child Care
455 Albany Ave
Amityville, NY 11701
Phone (631) 789-0800
Contact: Alicia Marks

New Beginnings Day Care
132 Hilltop Drive
Brentwood, NY 11717
Phone (631) 404-0797
Contact: Tracy Harvey

Small Blessings Day Care
347 Wicks Road
Brentwood NY 11717
Phone (631) 236-5793
Contact: Dorris Claudio
Wuneechanunk-Shinnecock Pre-School
PO Box 5006
100 Church Street
Southampton, NY 11969
Phone (631) 318-4853
Contact: Lauryn Randall

Story Book Hollow Children's Academy
38 Adirondack Drive
Selden, NY 11784
Phone (631) 698-5900
Contact: Nadine Boudreau