Head Start

The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.

The Head Start Program is the Manhasset/Great Neck E.O.C.'s largest and best known program having served generations of local families for almost 50 years. Early Learning and Child Development guide the focus of the curriculum along with daily classroom activities that help develop the skills children need in becoming successful learners. 

The Manhasset/Great Neck Head Start program will be closed
until further notice. If you wish to apply for enrollment
for the 2020-2021 school year,
please contact Ms. Stephanie Tillman at 516-387-4423
and she will be able to further assist you.
El programa Manhasset/Great Neck Head Start estará cerrado hasta nuevo aviso.
Si desea solicitar la inscripción para el año escolar 2020-2021, comuníquese con
Ms. Stephanie Tillman al 516-387-4423 y ella podrá ayudarlo más.
You can complete an online application for the September 2020 school year here:
Puede completar una solicitud en línea para el año escolar septiembre de 2020 aquí:


The program's services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills requiring the children to engage successfully with their peers outside of the family network, adjust to the space of a classroom, and meet the expectations the school setting provides.

Head Start offers a comprehensive full day, full year early childhood program designed to meet the individual needs of 3 and 4 year old children.

The program provides daily breakfast, lunch, and snack, vision and hearing screenings, individualized classroom activities that help children learn to listen, explore, solve, problems, express themselves, and learn basic skills and concepts. As well as Kindergarden readiness skills development and opportunities for parent involvement



Children from income eligible families must be 3 years old by December 1st and live in either Manhasset, Great Neck, Roslyn or Port Washington in order to be considered for enrollment.

Eligibility is largely income-based, although we include other eligibility criteria, such as disabilities and services needed by other family members.

Families must ear less than 100% of the federal poverty level to qualify.

Families that are Homeless as per the Mckinney-Vento Act, receiving TANF funds or Supplemental Security funds automatically qualify for the Head Start program.


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