Bank Street Head Start

Message from Our Director

Dear Prospective Families,

Sarah WillisHaving attended a Head Start program in rural Michigan in the early 80s—and having worked for over a decade as a special educator at the Bank Street Family Center—I am thrilled at the opportunity to support a program that works so hard to create opportunities for young children.

At Bank Street Head Start, we strive every day to nurture children in holistic ways, helping them build a strong and healthy foundation for learning. Our program lives within the larger Bank Street College of Education, which for over a century has been at the forefront of understanding how children learn and grow. We are proud to be a part of its enduring legacy.

More than anything, we want children to develop positive feelings about learning and attending school that will follow them through their educational journey. Our teachers, administrators, community partners, and families are fully engaged in this mission, and our students transition into kindergarten with the excitement and tools to thrive as young learners.

We encourage you to join us for a Walkthrough Wednesday to tour our facilities, meet our outstanding staff, and see for yourself what makes our program truly unique.

Warm Regards,
Sarah Willis
Interim Director, Bank Street Head Start