Early Head Start

The NSCA Early Head Start- Child Care Partnerships program offers full day Early Head Start programming for children between the ages of 4 months and 3 years who live in the zip codes 19122, 19133, 19134 or 19140. NSCA offers a full immersion dual language curriculum, preparing students to have a command of both English and Spanish when they enter kindergarten.  The NSCA Early Head Start program includes:

  • Accommodations for Children with Special Needs
  • Formula and Family Style Meals
  • Dual Language Immersion Curriculum (English and Spanish)
  • Exposure of Puerto Rican Culture and Heritage
  • Experienced and Certified Bilingual Staff
  • Extended Hours Upon Request (7:30am - 6:30pm)
  • Health and Wellness Screenings
  • Family Access to Supportive Services Such as Affordable Housing, Case Management and After School Programs

In order to qualify for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, families must meet the following income guidelines and have a parent who is working or in school or job training.

2023 Federal Head Start Income Guidelines

People in family/ householdIncome Guideline
For families/households with more than 8 people, add $5,140 for each additional person

To learn more about Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership, contact Joel Torres at (215)426-8734 or jtorres@nscaphila.org. To enroll your child, contact the center nearest you:

The Children's Center

NAEYC Accredited--4 Keystone STARS

2011 N Masher Street

Contact: Ana Alvarez (215)634-2251

Grace Kid's Academy

3 Keystone STARS

141 E. Hunting  Park Avenue

Contact: Stephanie Adorno (215)455-1234

The Lighthouse Family School

3 Keystone STARS

152 W Lehigh Avenue

Contact:  (215)425-7800