The Mission of LI Child and Family Development Services. is to supply a complete learning environment to kids respectful of their cultures and to help families in reaching self-sufficiency through the combined efforts of parents, community and team.
|Address||10 Church Str|
|Phone Number||(631) 207-5712|
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L.I. Child and Family Development Services Inc., dba Long Island Head Start, is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Training has always been an integral part of the Head Start initiative and many use the Head Start opportunity to develop their skills. Head Start works in collaboration with community agencies to provide needed services and makes extensive use of volunteers, including the Board of Directors, the Policy Council, retired senior citizens, high school and college students, and other community members.
Head Start programs offer a variety of service models, depending on the needs of the local community. Many Head Start and Early Head Start programs are based in centers and schools. Other programs are located in child care centers and family child care homes. Some programs offer home-based services that assigned dedicated staff who conduct weekly visits to children in their own home and work with the parent as the child's primary teacher. Over fifty years ago Head Start began as a program for preschoolers.