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Jamaica Site #1

Administrative Site

193-04 Jamaica Avenue
Hollis, NY 11423

Phone: (718) 464-2422

Fax: (718) 217-6432

Our Mission

The Committee for Early Childhood Development Head Start unites families, staff and community organizations together to support the growth and development of preschool children. C.E.C.D. Head Start combines high quality education, parent involvement and strong community linkages to ensure family preservation and diversity, while opening a pathway to a bright and successful future for families.

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The curriculum model used at CECD is Creative Curriculum, which is based on the philosophy that children learn by active involvement with peers and adults through the use of developmentally appropriate materials in the learning more


All children entering the program are screened within 45 days, using the Brigance EHS Screen III and the Brigance HS Screen III. If there is a concern regarding an area(s) of development  parents are notified and a conference is more


Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy foods helps children and adults get the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy, active, and strong. Program staff can explore resources to support more


If a child does not have an ongoing source of continuous accessible health care, the Family Worker assists in referrals. Children are required to have up-to-date medicals and dentals on file. A health check is part of the Daily more

Mental Health

Early Head Start and Head Start programs support the mental health of children, families and staff every day. Early childhood mental health is the same as social and emotional well-being. It is a child’s developing capacity to more

Family & Community Engagement/Parent Involvement

Our services are also family-centered, following the tenets that children develop in the context of their family and culture and that parents are respected as the primary educators and nurturers of their children. The program more

EHS Home-Based Program/Services for Expectant Families

The  Early Head Start home-based program and services for expectant families promote parent-child relationships and helps parents provide high quality early learning experiences in all domains of development through home visits more