Early Childhood

Building the Foundation for a Lifetime of Success

SCO Family of Services helps get children off to a healthy start and ensure that they begin school with the skills they need to succeed. We also help parents and children develop strong bonds to ensure healthy physical, social, and cognitive development and reinforce positive parenting and strong family ties. Our Early Childhood Services are concentrated in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville, Brooklyn and Corona, Queens. Brochure

Early Childhood Education Centers

We foster children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development in four center-based programs in Bedford Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill, Brownsville and East Elmhurst/Corona. Our centers offer a year-round full day program that focuses on healthy development and preparing children for success in school. Brownsville brochure  Queens brochure

FirstStepNYC at P.S./I.S. 41 – 225 Newport Street, Brooklyn, NY 929.234.6870
Jerome Hardeman – 29-49 Gilmore Street, East Corona, NY 718.779.1660
Morris Koppelman – 774 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.345.6666
Shirley Chisholm – 69-71 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.443.4100

FirstStepNYC at P.S./I.S. 41

FirstStepNYC, is NYC’s first co-located, state of the art, early education center providing early education services to at-risk children and families ages six weeks to five years.  The center is co-located with PS/IS 41, a K-8 elementary and middle school in Brownsville, Brooklyn.  Parents receive extensive services beginning at a child’s birth, including comprehensive support from one of the family support specialists. Click here to visit the FirstStepNYC webpage for more information.

 

Home Visiting

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse Family Partnership is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program for first-time mothers. Registered nurses provide in-home visits for expectant mothers during the early stages of pregnancy through the child’s second birthday, offering the counseling and support needed to deliver healthy babies and become good parents.

1360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 718.363.3706
774 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.257.7208

The Parent-Child Home Program

The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is a nationally recognized, early literacy, school readiness and parenting program that encourages verbal interaction and educational play between parents and their preschool-aged children. Trained SCO staff visit families twice a week, bringing carefully selected toys and books, facilitating play and reading activities for both parents and children. PCHP is a research-based model that improves parenting skills, prepares children for school success and links families to needed resources in their community.

69-71 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.426.7660
774 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.342.3111
103-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY 718.426.7660

Early Care and Education

Baby & Me

Through the creative use of developmental playgroups, Baby & Me promotes nurturing attachments between parents and their young children that are critical to healthy child development. Trained group facilitators use play and discussion to connect parents with their children, deepen their understanding of their child’s development and feel more confident as parents. Each playgroup builds connections among families, creating supportive networks within the community. We provide these groups as an enhancement to our home visiting programs to enrich visits for birth families with young children in foster care.

774 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.257.7208
103-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY 718.426.7660

Early Head Start

Early Head Start provides high quality childcare and parenting support to pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers. Through center and home-based services, we promote healthy prenatal outcomes and focus on healthy development and school readiness for infants and toddlers. Families are able to take part in parenting workshops and receive health and nutrition information. See our Early Head Start Annual Report.

225 Newport Street, Brooklyn, NY 929.234.6870

Early Childhood Education Centers
We foster children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development in four center-based programs in Bedford Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill, Brownsville and East Elmhurst/Corona. Our centers offer a year-round full day program that focuses on healthy development and preparing children for success in school. Brochure

FirstStepNYC at P.S./I.S. 41 – 225 Newport Street, Brooklyn, NY 929.234.6870
Jerome Hardeman – 29-49 Gilmore Street, East Corona, NY 718.779.1660
Morris Koppelman – 774 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.345.6666
Shirley Chisholm – 69-71 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.443.4100

Family Child Care Networks

Our networks of in-home child care providers offer families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers a full day, year-round program that fosters healthy development and learning. As children age, they are able to transition into our Early Childhood Centers. Family Child Care Providers are available in East Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Rego Park and Forest Hills, Queens as well as Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville and Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Learn more about becoming an EarlyLearn NYC Family Child Care Provider. Brochure

Brooklyn 718.443.4100 Ext 306
Queens 718.779.1660

Mother-Child Residential

Bethany
The Bethany Program consists of group residences located in Brooklyn and Queens, which provide a supportive home environment for pregnant and parenting teens in foster care. Young women in the program are assisted with educational, vocational, and independent living skills acquisition as they develop the necessary parenting skills to provide safe and nurturing care for their children.

Independence Inns
Located in Brooklyn and Queens, Independence Inns provide shelter and support for homeless and runaway youth to help them become self-sufficient. Our staff helps residents finish school and acquire skills that will prepare them to be self-sufficient. Three of four Independence Inns serve young woman and their children. Brochure

Morning Star II

Morning Star II is a residence located in Suffolk County, Long Island with a safe, supportive, home-like structure where mothers recovering from alcohol or substance abuse live with their pre-school age children. The program reunites these women with their children and teaches them good parenting practices as they progress towards a full recovery. Madonna Heights

151 Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, NY  631.643.6663

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