Early Childhood Education Programs

La Casa de Don Pedro’s program niche is quality early childhood education. We have been providing quality education and care to young children since our founding in 1972. We now educate and support more than 600 expecting mothers, infants and toddlers, preschoolers on their way kindergarten, with a goal to provide a supportive, nurturing, educational, and culturally sensitive program that’s second to none. Working in collaboration with Newark Public Schools and the Federal Head Start Program, our programs are free for Newark families. Our Head Start and Early Head Start programs are dedicated to income-eligible families only who meet or fall below the Federal Poverty Level. We have ten early childhood education centers located in all Newark wards.

Two of our three Preschool Centers in partnership with Newark Public Schools are accredited by the highly competitive National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC) and since commencing in Head Start in 2016, we have been expanding our impact by serving residents of all Newark’s wards in prenatal, infant toddler care, as well as expanded early childhood education.

NOW ENROLLING!

HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START PROGRAMS AND NAEYC-ACCREDITED PRESCHOOL

HEAD START PROGRAMS:
PRENATAL CARE / INFANT & TODDLER CARE / PRESCHOOL

(For income-eligible Newark families)

English

We offer free Head Start and Early Head Start programs for income-eligible expecting mothers, infant and toddler care (ages 0-3), and preschool (age 3-5) programs to income-eligible Newark families. Programs run weekdays. Before and after care may also be available.

How do I enroll in the Head Start/Early Head Start programs?

See list of locations below and contact the corresponding Center Director by phone number or e-mail listed or contact Wendy Garcia by e-mail or by phone. (EARLYCHILDHOODEDUCATION@LACASANWK.ORG; 973-370-4467) Provide copies of your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of family income, and 3 proofs of residency. 

Where are the Head Start/Early Head Start centers?

  • 201 First St. / Head Start & Early Head Start / Tel: 201-381-1184 / Center Director: Michelle Coleman, mcoleman@lacasanwk.org
  • 168 Roseville Ave. / Head Start /  973-750-8529 / Center Director: Adriana Cabrera, acabrera@lacasanwk.org
  • 87 Saint Francis St. / Head Start/ 862-237-9330 / Center Director, Donnette Akperee, dakpeere@lacasanwk.org
  • 433 S.15th St. / Head Start/ 973-850-9231 / Center Director, Dawn Macias, dmacias@lacasanwk.org
  • 35 Elizabeth Ave. / Early Head Start/ 973-750-8656 / Center Director, Damaris Jordan, djordan@lacasanwk.org
  • 45 Elizabeth Ave. / Head Start 973-750-8656 / Center Director, Damaris Jordan, djordan@lacasanwk.org
  • 9-23 Dewey St. / Early Head Start/ 973-370-4467 / Center Director, Deanna Franklin, dfranklin@lacasanwk.org

Español

Los programas de Head Start de La Casa de Don Pedro son gratis para familias elegibles basado en sus ingresos. El programa prenatal es para madres embarazadas. Desarrollo Infantal es para infantes de 0-3 de edad. Education Preescolar es para niños de 3-5 años de edad. Los programas son lunes a viernes. Cuidado de niños después del programa puede ser disponible para familias eligibles.

¿Come matriculo en programa de Head Start/Early Head Start?

Para registrarse, consulte la lista de ubicaciones a continuación y póngase en contacto con el Director del Centro por número de teléfono o correo electrónico en la lista o escriba o llame a Wendy Garcia. (EARLYCHILDHOODEDUCATION@LACASANWK.ORG; 973-370-4467) Proveer copias del acta de nacimiento del niño/a, registro de vacunas, prueba de ingresos, y tres comprobantes de residencia en Newark. 

¿Dónde están localizados los centros de Head Start/Early Head Start (Programa Infantil y Preescolar)?

201 First St. (Programa Infantil y Preescolar) / 201-381-1184 / mcoleman@lacasanwk.org

  • 201 First St. / Programa Infantil y Preescolar/ Tel: 201-381-1184 / Directora: Michelle Coleman, mcoleman@lacasanwk.org
  • 168 Roseville Ave. / Preescolar /  973-750-8529 / Directora: Adriana Cabrera, acabrera@lacasanwk.org
  • 87 Saint Francis St. / Preescolar/ 862-237-9330 / Directora, Donnette Akperee, dakpeere@lacasanwk.org
  • 433 S.15th St. / Preescolar/ 973-850-9231 / Directora, Dawn Macias, dmacias@lacasanwk.org
  • 35 Elizabeth Ave. / Programa Infantil/ 973-750-8656 / Directora, Damaris Jordan, djordan@lacasanwk.org
  • 45 Elizabeth Ave. / Preescolar 973-750-8656 / Directora, Damaris Jordan, djordan@lacasanwk.org
  • 9-23 Dewey St. / Programa Infantil/ 973-370-4467 / Directora, Deanna Franklin, dfranklin@lacasanwk.org

PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

(Free for all Newark families regardless of income)

English

Free NAEYC-Accredited Early Childhood Education in partnership with Newark Public Schools is available for children ages 3 to 4.

How do I enroll my child in the preschool Early Childhood Education programs? (These are the Non-Head Start programs that have no income requirements)

Contact Wendy Garcia by e-mail or by phone (EARLYCHILDHOODEDUCATION@LACASANWK.ORG ; 973-370-4467) or contact your preferred center directly below. Your child must be 3-4 years of age on or before October 1st to be eligible. Provide copies of your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and 3 proofs of residency. You do not have to be income eligible to quality.

Where are the Early Childhood Education centers and how do I contact them?

75 Park Ave. (Preschool) / 973-750-8641 / Center Director, Josefina Terry, jterry@lacasanwk.org
39 Broadway (Preschool) / 973-850-9182 / Center Director, Wanda Recio, wrecio@lacasanwk.org
202 First St. (Preschool) / 201-305-9611 / Center Director, Gloria Jerez, gjerez@lacasanwk.org

Español

Educación gratuita para niños de 3 a 4 años en Centros acreditados por NAEYC.

¿Como matriculo ?

Para registrarse, escriba o llame a Wendy Garcia. (EARLYCHILDHOODEDUCATION@LACASANWK.ORG ; 973-370-4467) o contacte su centro escolar preferido. Traiga copias del acta de nacimiento del niño/a, registro de vacunas, y tres comprobantes de residencia en Newark.

¿Dónde están los centros y cómo me comunico con ellos??

75 Park Ave. (Programa Preescolar) / 973-750-8641 / Directora Josefina Terry, jterry@lacasanwk.org
39 Broadway (Programa Preescolar) / 973-850-9182 / Directora Wanda Recio, wrecio@lacasanwk.org
202 First St. (Programa Preescolar) / 201-305-9611 / Directora Gloria Jerez, gjerez@lacasanwk.org