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Changing Lives… Building Communities

Nurturing Children, Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is pleased to offer an extensive array of services for children, including Early Head Start, Head Start, Family Child Care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as after-school programs for middle and high schoolers. In addition, young people are prepared for their future through internship and career programs.

For information or access to any one of these services call: 718-722-6001

 

 

Children

CARITAS Training Center

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The Caritas Training Center is a two-year Montessori Teacher Training Program for Early Childhood staff employed by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Costs are assumed by Catholic Charities with the expectation that staff will remain with the Agency for a minimum of two years upon completion of the course. Graduates earn 24 college credits, which are accepted by the NYS Department of Education towards Early Childhood Teacher Certification.

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Address:

38-11 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Catholic Charities Family Child Care Early Head Start

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Catholic Charities provides comprehensive services to low-income pregnant women and families with children from birth through age 3. The program provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services. The program includes a combination of home and family child care services, and services are provided in family child care homes.

Parkside Family Day Care Center
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Address:

525 Parkside Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Early Childhood Development Center Head Start Programs

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Our Early Childhood Development Centers provide education, health, nutrition, and parent-community involvement services to children from low-income families. Through the Montessori approach, the center ensures children are ready for school by providing a variety of both child and adult-initiated, developmentally appropriate activities that promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. These Centers are open to children age 33 months to 5 years from low-income families.

Locations
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Colin Newell Early Childhood Development Center

161-06 89th Avenue

Queens, NY 11432

Msgr. Andrew Landi Early Childhood Development Center

21-20 35th Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11106

Parkside Early Childhood Development Center

525 Parkside Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Queensbridge Early Childhood Development Center

38-11 27th Street

Long Island City, NY 11101

St. Malachy Early Childhood Development Center

220 Hendrix Street

Brooklyn, NY 11207

Sunset Park Early Childhood Development Center

5902 6th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11220

Therese Cervini Early Childhood Development Center

35-33 104th Street

Corona, NY 11368

Thomas A DeStefano ECDC

300 Vernon Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Family Child Care & Early Learn Programs

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All programs provide quality services to young children and their families, who are treated as partners in the early care and education process.  The environment in the centers and providers' homes is safe and warm. Caring and competent staff and providers guide the children's learning by exposing them to a variety of both child- and adult-initiated, developmentally appropriate activities that promote their cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.

When the children leave to pursue higher levels of learning, they possess a solid foundation for continuous learning as a result of being well prepared by our programs. They are willing and "ready to learn" more to achieve lifetime success.

Locations
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Queensbridge Family Child Care Program

38-11 27th Street

Long Island City, NY 11101

Therese Cervini Family Child Care Program

35-33 104th Street

Corona, NY 11368

Vincent J Caristo Family Child Care Program

525 Parkside Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Youth

After School Plus @ P.S. 50 (OST)

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After School Plus provides structured activities for children ages 5-12, and is designed for working parents who want their children to be in a highly stabilized educational environment.  The program operates during the New York City school year and offers recreation, art, homework help, social skills development and creative writing. All activities serve to reinforce what each student is learning in school.

Eligibility: The target populations are children in grades K-5, ages 5-12 years old. The program is geared to the students of P.S. 50 as well as the surrounding community.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Address:

143-26 101st Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11435

COMPASS After School Program @ P.S. 106

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The COMPASS Program provides students with after school learning opportunities, including homework help, arts and crafts, recreational activities, language arts, creative writing, violence prevention, dance and a host of other activities. The program also provides services to adults, including workshops on parenting skills and career development.

Eligibility: The target populations are children in grades K-5, ages 5-12 years old. The program is geared to the students of P.S. 106 as well as the surrounding community.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Address:

1328 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Intern & Earn Program

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The NYC DYCD funded Intern & Earn Program, formerly known as the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP), is a 14-week internship program for New York City young adults ages 16-24 who are not working and not in school. Intern & Earn is composed of a 3-week paid orientation conducted by selected community-based organizations followed by an 11-week paid internship that offers structured work opportunities in various industries. This year-round program incorporates ongoing education as well as other participant and employer supports. Upon completion of the internship, the organization will provide nine months of follow-up services and help place the participants in jobs, training programs, or educational programs. Young adults must be a NYC resident and legally allowed to work in the US.

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Address:

9-16 27th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Astoria, NY 11102

Ocean Bay Youth Work Learn Grow Program

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This school-year internship program for young adults ages 14-24 offers placements in a variety of settings. Youth are selected by lottery, work 20-25 hours and are paid minimum wage. Staff facilitates an intensive job readiness orientation that focuses on professional identity, health and stress, financial literacy and higher education, and hosts guest speakers and resource tables. Appointments are scheduled.

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Address:

57-10 Beach Channel Drive, Averne, NY 11692

Pathways to Your Future

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Pathways to Your Future is a workforce development program serving clients involved in the ESL and Intern and Earn Programs.  Participants must be enrolled in ESL or Intern & Earn Programs.

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Address:

9-16 27th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Astoria, NY 11102

Riverdale Osborne Youth Internship

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The Riverdale Osborne Youth Internship Program is a 14-week internship program for New York City young adults ages 16-24 who are not working and not in school. This program is composed of a 3-week paid orientation conducted by selected community-based organizations followed by an 11-week paid internship that offers structured work opportunities in various industries. This year-round program incorporates ongoing education as well as other participant and employer supports. Upon completion of the internship, the organization will provide nine months of follow-up services and help place the participants in jobs, training programs, or educational programs. Young adults must be a NYC resident and legally allowed to work in the US.

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Address:

440 Watkins Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212

Summer Youth Employment Program/Work, Learn & Grow

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Catholic Charities offers a 6-week internship program for young adults ages 14-24 with placements in a variety of settings. Youth are selected by lottery, work 20-25 hours per week and are paid minimum wage. Staff facilitates an intensive job readiness orientation that focuses on professional identity, health and stress, financial literacy, and higher education, and hosts guest speakers and resource tables. SYEP Applications are available March-April every year. WLG takes place during the school year. Appointments are scheduled.

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Address:

191 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Families

Family & Youth Support Centers

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Family & Youth Support Centers are a general preventive program for families with children under the age of 18, and is designed to address the safety and well-being of children in high-risk families during crisis situations when a caretaker places the child at risk of foster care placement. Services include individual and family counseling, domestic violence counseling, case management, behavior management, school advocacy, home visits, referral services, parent skills training and more.

Eligibility: Pregnant women and families with at least one child under the age of 18, who are at risk of foster care placement due to identified risk factors which include, but are not limited to: domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, parent-child conflict, child acting out at home/school, substance abuse, etc. A family may also qualify if a family member is on trial discharge from foster care services in order to reunite the family and prevent replacement.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, times vary by location.

Locations
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161-10 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11432

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1165 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11236

Address:

(At the Dr. Lutas Family Support Center) 3060 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208

Healthy Families 4 (Bushwick)

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Healthy Families 4 provides participants with information and referrals to entitlement programs, education, employment assistance, access to legal assistance, housing, transportation, and mental/health services, including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Staff arrange appointments for clients, conduct assessments, screen for benefits and entitlements, complete application forms, and assist with English/Spanish translations. The program is primarily open to residents of Bushwick.

Eligibility: The client/consumer must be a resident of the Bushwick neighborhood. Healthy Families will serve families in need of support and family-strengthening services.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Address:

1328 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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