like the kiddies we care for, you probably have a heap of questions.
Below are answers to some common questions we have received.
Head Start Day Cares has a unique combined indoor/outdoor playground located directly on-site at the program. The playground equipment is appropriate for Infants through School Age so that children of all ages can play outside each day.
Head Start Day Care with the help of the NYC Department of Health conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. The background check consists of a county criminal record check for the past seven years performed in all counties that a person has lived, worked or attended school. In addition to the county criminal search, a sex offender search, OFAC search and a social security verification trace are also conducted. For all location employees, program licensing background checks required by the state are also performed.
The decision to allow for a child’s picture to be taken at a Head Start facility is at the discretion of the family. Some families allow pictures to be used strictly within the classroom (i.e. to label cubbies), some allow pictures to be used both internally and externally (i.e. for our center-wide website), and still others do not allow pictures of their children to be taken at any time – no exceptions. In any case, we will respect your rights and your decision.