March 02, 2015


Norris Square Head Start

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The mission of the Norris Square Community Alliance's Head Start Program is to prepare young children to enter the school system ready to learn with a solid knowledge of the Spanish and English languages, Latino culture and ethnic identity. The NSCA Head Start program is a dual language educational-social program for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. Our program offers activities in a dual language immersion environment where a child's creativity and play leads them to school readiness. We welcome children with special needs.

Applications for enrollment are now being accepted.

The NSCA Head Start program features include:

  • USDA Nutrition Program Center
  • Federal Head Start Program
  • Dual Language Immersion Curriculum (English and Spanish)
  • Experienced and Certified Bilingual Staff
  • Extended Hours Available (7:30am - 6:30pm)
  • Three Family Style Hot Meals Served Daily
  • Flexible Pay Options (Including Subsidies)


To be eligible for Head Start, children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2014. Family income must also be below the 2014 federal income guidelines listed below:

Family Size Guideline
1 $11,670
2 15,730
3 19,790
4 23,850
5 27,910
6 31,970
7 36,030
8 40,090

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,060 for each additional person.

NSCA Head Start operates at eight early learning centers throughout lower northeast Philadelphia. To learn more about enrolling your child, call the center closest to your home.

Aldofina Villanueva

2828 North 7th Street.


Contact: Ivelisse Vega

NSCA Children's Center

2011 N. Mascher Street


Contact: Jessica Rivera

St. Boniface School

2014 N. Mascher Street


Contact: Maria Negron-Mannick

Little Germantown

2514 Germantown Avenue


Contact: Ivelisse Vega

Willard School

3070 Frankford Ave


The Drueding Center

413 W. Master Street



2319 N. Marshall Street



The Lighthouse Family School

152 W. Lehigh Avenue


Contacts: Maritza Pinero, Eva Serrano or Jonathan Sosa



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