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2009-2010 Annual Report for ACS's Head Start Program

The 2010 Annual Report for Administration for Children’s Services Head Start Program notes the accomplishments and work done by ACS and its Delegate Agencies throughout the NYC in serving our most vulnerable children and families.

PDF file format Click here to view report (in PDF format)

Community Needs Analysis

Children’s Services conducted a community needs analysis to examine the availability of public and private early care and education (ECE) services for all young children (ages 0-5 years) and families in New York City, but especially for children eligible for ACS’ subsidized services. This Summary Report, “Charting the Course for Child Care and Head Start: Community Needs Analysis of Early Care and Education in New York City,” highlights the main findings related to the provision of ECE services across the City, the boroughs, and individual neighborhoods.

PDF file format Community Needs Analysis Summary Report - Revised (in PDF format)

PDF file format Full Community Needs Assessment Report - August 2008 (in PDF format)

Rethinking Child Care

The Administration for Children’s Services puts forward its vision to reform New York City’s early child care system. This major initiative is called “Rethinking Child Care: An Integrated Plan for Early Childhood Development in New York City." Read Press Release and Exceutive Summary


2009 Head Start Community Assessment

As mandated by federal Head Start Performance Standards, Children’s Services conducted a Head Start Community Assessment in 2009. The Assessment is a comprehensive report of the city-wide needs and services that impact the ACS Grantee Head Start program, its delegate agencies, families and children, as well as service capacity and access.  It addresses the challenges associated with providing comprehensive services to low-income families in a large city consisting of many diverse neighborhoods, and includes information on the strengths of these communities.

PDF file format  ACS 2009 Community Assessment (in PDF format - 42.1 MB)

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