South Jamaica Center for Children and Parents
Head Start Program

Address:114-02 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica NY 11434
Telephone(s):(718) 526-2500
Fax:(718) 526-4811
World Wide Web: http://www.hitesite.org/Members/ResourceDetails.aspx?resourceId=13446


Services for the center include early childhood educational curriculum implemented by licensed certified teachers and services for children with special needs. A nutritional breakfast, lunch and snack is provided daily to meet one-half to two-thirds of a child's daily nutritional needs. Comprehensive health services, including physicals, dental care, vision, and hearing screenings. Campus childcare is provided for York College and Queensborough Community College students. Services for parents include: short term counseling, referrals, community services, and career development advocacy. Parents' participation is invited as policy makers, volunteers, exploring parenting group, and other activities.

Location information:

2 other Centers in Queens.  Call for information


School sessions: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm

Eligibility Requirements:

Children aged 3-5 are eligible. Accept walk-ins or appointments for pre-registration to determine eligibility. 

Admission Requirements/Documents:

Child's birth certificate; immunization record, including H.I.B.; income verification; if receiving Social Service - food stamp ID, benefit card, proof of income; for campus child care parents, validated bursar's receipt, and class schedule. Register within each Center.

Fees/Methods of Payment:Free
Access for People with Disabilities:Fully accessible.

Services Offered:Career AwarenessHealth CareMealsParenting Skills ClassesVolunteer Opportunities
Target Groups(By Need):ChildrenLow-IncomeParents