About Us

The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income and at-risk children and their families.

Long Island Head Start has over 20 Head Start & Early Head Start Centers throughout Long Island.

Our Mission

The mission of Long Island Head Start is to provide a comprehensive learning environment to children respectful of their cultures and to assist families in reaching self-sufficiency through the combined efforts of parents, community, and staff.

Nuestra misión es proveer un ambiente de aprendizaje abarcador a los niños, mientras respeta sus culturas y asistir las familias a alcanzar autosuficiencia a través del esfuerzo combinado de los padres, la comunidad y los empleados.

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Inscríbase ahora para el año del programa 2023-2024.

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Early Childhood Development


Children's readiness for school is nurtured through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. These include social skills, emotional well-being, language and literacy skills, mathematics, and science concepts.     

Health and Nutrition Services


Health and physical development are crucial for early learning opportunities that require children to fully explore and experience their environment. All children receive health screenings and nutritious meals, and programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure children are receiving the care and attention they need. 

Family Support Services


Parents and families are offered program services to support family well-being and to achieve family goals, such as continued education. Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families in the learning and development of their child. 

Birth to 5 and Expectant Mothers


Head Start programs promote the school readiness of children ages 3 to 5. Infants, toddlers, and Expectant Mothers are served through Early Head Start programs. Early Head Start programs are available to the family until the child turns 3 years old and is ready to transition into Head Start.

Support Us

Donate to Long Island Head Start


Long Island Head Start relies on contributions from the community to supplement the needs of the program. These funds go towards enhancing the comprehensive programs that are currently in place to ensure that children enter kindergarten with the skills necessary to succeed. With your support, we can make an impact on the future of the children and families on Long Island.

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Long Island Head Start

Central Administration
98 Austin Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone (631) 758-5200
Business Hours Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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