How to Apply
Bloomingdale’s classrooms serve children who are 2, 3 and 4 years old. To be eligible for Head Start, family income must fall within federal guidelines. Ten percent of our families may be above these income guidelines. You may read the Head Start guidelines here.
Our NYC ACS Child Care program fees are on a sliding scale.
We welcome children with special needs and children in foster care. We give preference to former parents, to single-parent families, and to families in stress. Some families are referred to us by ACS Protection/Prevention Services.
How to Apply
Bring your child to any of our three sites, from Monday through Thursday, between 9 AM and 3 PM.
You will need the following documents to register your child:
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Child’s Immunization Card
- Health Insurance for all members of the family
- Proof of Income (Budget letter, four pay stubs, Food stamps, etc.)
- School schedule, if you are attending college.
- Provide all documents related to Early Intervention services the child has received.
Families are notified in June about September enrollment. Children may be enrolled throughout the year if space is available. Once your child is accepted into the program, staff will contact you to provide information and answer your questions.
Beginning with your child’s enrollment in the program, your family becomes part of our extended Bloomingdale family. Family partnership brings teachers, staff, and parents together in a relationship of mutual respect and trust. We will work together to provide the best possible program for your child. We will invite you to become involved in Parent Committees, take part in parent workshops, and contribute your skills and ideas to the program. We will help you obtain services and educational and job opportunities. Our partnership continues after your child has graduated from the program. Whether to ask for support or just to stay in touch, alumni parents and children always remain part of the Bloomingdale family.