Head Start

The NSCA Head Start program offers a full day Head Start program for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. NSCA offers a full immersion dual language curriculum, preparing students to have a command of both English and Spanish when they enter kindergarten.  The NSCA Head Start program includes:

  • Accommodations for Children with Special Needs
  • Three Hot Family Style Meals Per Day
  • Dual Language Immersion Curriculum (English and Spanish)
  • Exposure to Puerto Rican Culture and Heritage
  • Experienced and Certified Bilingual Staff
  • Extended Hours Upon Request (7:30am - 6:30pm)
  • Flexible Pay Options (Including Subsidies)
  • Health and Wellness Screenings



To be eligible for Head Start, children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2017. Family income must also be below the 2017 federal income guidelines listed below:


2017 Federal Head Start Income Guidelines

People in family/ householdIncome Guideline
For families/households with more than 8 people, add $4,180 for each additional person

NSCA Head Start operates at several early learning centers throughout lower northeast Philadelphia. To enroll your child, contact the center closest to you.



Areyto Borinqueño
3150 N. Mascher Street
St. Boniface School
2014 North Mascher Street
Willard School
3070 Frankford Avenue
Children’s Center
2011 North Mascher Street
Little Germantown
2514 Germantown Avenue
The Lighthouse Family School
152 West Lehigh Avenue
Grace Kid's Academy
141 E. Hunting Park Avenue

NSCA Head Start Application