Who is Bank Street Head Start?
Bank Street Head Start provides 68 children and families a comprehensive educational program that meets their cognitive, social, emotional, health, nutritional and psychological needs.
What is your mission?
Bank Street Head Start's mission is to empower and educate low-income families through a variety of comprehensive, high-quality services.
What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space?
We believe preschoolers learn by experimenting and exploring materials, as well as interacting with their peers under the guidance of highly qualified teachers. We work with all the domains of development with an emphasis on the social-emotional development vital to a positive kindergarten experience and long-term school success. We partner with professionals and organizations that offer vision, hearing and dental screenings. We also employ a mental health professional and nutritionist, who supports our excellent food program. Parents play a vital role in their children's education and development from birth, a role Bank Street Head Start builds upon by fostering parental involvement at every step. The program features, among other things, education for parents, parent-teacher conferences and family events.
What is your organization up to at the moment & how can CUP Members be involved?
Currently, Bank Street Head Start is moving to a new location, and is using this exciting time to rethink our branding, marketing, recruiting, and fundraising efforts. We are hoping to find some CUP members who would be interested in a start-up advisory board that would work on these new goals. Anyone interested in possibly serving on our board should contact me directly.