Bank Street Head Start

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Open House

Saturday, February 11th from 9:30 – 11am

NoneCome and learn about our free preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds and the progressive education approach. You will have the opportunity to meet staff and former/current parents, participate in a Q&A with the director/teacher, tour our facility, and enjoy refreshments. Childcare will be provided and each family who attends will receive a free children's book.

For further information or to RSVP, please call 212-353-2532 ext. 236 or 224.


Thank you for your interest in Bank Street Head Start.  We are currently accepting enrollment applications for three or four year old children born in 2011 and 2012. This would be for the 2015-2016 school year.  Applicants must meet the federal poverty guidelines and reside in Manhattan between34th street and Canal Street. 

Our school is located in the East Village and we invite you to visit us in action at our newly renovated facility. Should you need more information about our unique program, please email or call212-353-2532x236

We look forward to meeting you!

Bank Street Head Start

A Comprehensive Education

Bankstreet Head StartBank Street Head Start provides 68 children and families a comprehensive educational program that meets their cognitive, social, emotional, health, nutritional and psychological needs.

Free services are offered to preschoolers , ages 3 and 4, from 8:30 am-3:30 pm daily for 12 months each year. Eligibility is based upon income and residency.

Inside Head Start

Bank Street Head Start’s mission is to empower and educate low-income families through a variety of comprehensive, high-quality services.

Our Educational Philosophy

We believe preschoolers learn by experimenting and exploring materials, as well as interacting with their peers under the guidance of highly qualified teachers. We work with all the domains of development with an emphasis on the social-emotional development vital to a positive kindergarten experience and long-term success in school.

Health & Nutrition

We partner with professionals and organizations that offer vision, hearing and dental screenings. We also employ a mental health professional and a nutritionist, who supports our excellent food program.

Parental Involvement

Parents play a vital role in their children’s education and development from birth, a role Bank Street Head Start builds upon by fostering parental involvement at every step. The program features, among other things, education for parents, parent-teacher conferences and family events.