Head Start Programs Impacted by Hurricaine

Please keep the children and families of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands in your thoughts and prayers. 




Please join our efforts to support the Head

Start Programs in Puerto Rico by contributing through the following Amazon Smile program:




If you are a part of the Head Start family and would like to share information on your family situation or your Head Start program's status, please contact us at region2headstart@gmail.com


Letter from the President-Call to Action


Donations will go to help the Head Start Centers and their families in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Checks may be sent to -

Region II Head Start

c/o HOPES Inc.

301 Garden Street

Hoboken, New Jersey 07030


Programs ready to receive donations and addresses

List of Program Needs


Thank you.


If not now, when?  If not us, who? 

The Region II Head Start Association's mission is to be an agent of impact,

committed to innovation and change for children and families.

New Jersey  -  New York - Puerto Rico  -  U.S. Virgin Islands

Head Start Advantage

New Jersey

New Jersey Head Start Programs comprises of 26 Early Head Start, 25 Head Start and 1 Migrant Head Start agencies.  The nearly 6,000 staff work together to serve 13,021 preschool children as well as 2,858 infants, toddlers, and pregnant women.  Together, they provide high quality, comprehensive early childhood services throughout the state of New Jersey.



New York

The State of New York is home to Head Start programs that serve more than 58,032 pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and preschool children.  Children receive services through classroom-based centers, through local family child care providers, and through home visiting services.  Each of the 18,633 employed and contracted staff work together to ensure that children have a foundation for school success.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico offers a rich history of outreach to children and families throughout the island.  The more than 35,000 children receive a variety of services everyday, including education, health, nutrition, parent education, and a variety of resources for families.  The 1,777 teachers and 1,824 teacher assistants, along with family workers and other staff work to connect with the community, helping children get the Head Start Advantage.

U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands is home to two Head Start programs serving St. John and St. Thomas. Between the two islands, they serve 122 infants and toddlers along with 963 preschool age children, with a majority of the children enrolled in full day classroom experiences.  Children of the U.S. Virgin Islands receive a continuum of services that meet the needs of the whole child.

New York State Head Start Association Annual Professional Development Conference

May 29-31, 2019

Hotel Crown Plaza

White Plans, New York

Conference Vendor Package


Asociación de Head Start Region 2

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