(718) 992-1321 info@hacfs.org

Building Bridges to Educational ExcellenceTM

 

Providing families access to high-quality Early Childhood Education in the Bronx since 1970

Highbridge Advisory Council Family Services, Inc. is an inclusive community that values diversity in a child-centered environment. Our organization believes that children learn best when they are engaged in a rigorous curriculum and in an environment that promotes an optimal learning experience. Our instructional strategies ensure involvement and engagement of students with disabilities, developmentally advanced, struggling, and linguistically diverse learners. We strive for excellence by cultivation students interest and enhancing their skills in our classrooms. We at Highbridge Advisory Council are committed to building a community of life-long learners.

Our Philosophy

Our educational philosophy of Highbridge Advisory Council, Family Services (“HACFS”) is to maintain and offer a program of daily activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the children entrusted to our care. We are committed to providing quality education and an environment that’s inclusive, respectful and one that will help children thrive. We provide a safe, trusting, caring and nurturing learning environment for all children and the families that we serve. We are committed to providing holistic early childhood education for families that we serve.
At HACFS we believe that all children can learn, and that they should be given the opportunity to share their own educational experiences within the curriculum.

Our Programs

Our programs have served well over 20,000 children. Today, we serve approximately 1,400 children at seven major sites.
The children participate in a variety of services and programs. Families have access to child care, special education, universal pre-kindergarten, family daycare, and a host of workshops and family involvement activities.
HACFS is a dynamic and productive organization. Our team aims to positively impact the lives of the families and students that we interact with. We are committed to the safety and healthy development of the children we serve. HACFS strives to ensure that the children who participate in our programs are prepared to achieve and excel as they grow into outstanding young adults.

Early Childhood Education at HACFS

Children exposed to positive, and stimulating experiences develop enhanced learning capabilities, which will improve their odds for excelling in school.

Children who learn early are more likely to succeed academically, graduate from high school and become part of the workforce.

HACFS Family Services, Inc. offers a wide range of early childhood programs. We offer multi-faced programs designed to accommodate children of all different developmental levels.

 

HACFS PROGRAMS

HAC offers quality early childhood education for children between the ages of 6 weeks through 4 years of age. Through the use of High Scope and Creative Curriculums, HAC offers a variety of subjects such as Literacy, Math, Science, and Nutrition.

All HAC programs are licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In collaboration with New York State Dept. of Education, New York City Dept. of Education & New York City Administration of Children’s Services, we provide year round early education, through our Family Childcare, Early Childhood centers, Universal Pre-kindergarten Head Start and our Pre-School Special Education Program.

HAC programs are nationally accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and New York State Quality Stars.

At HAC, we have a team of Therapists on site. We offer Speech, Occupational, Physical and Counseling therapy.

HAC also offers parent/family workshops. Some past workshops included Nutrition, First-Aid C.P.R, Pedestrian Safety and Identity Theft.

Lastly, parents will be happy to know that HAC sites are certified to administer medication.

UPK

Child Care

Family Child Care Homes

 

Special Education Evaluations

Special Education

UPK

Family Child Care Homes

 

Special Education

Child Care

Special Education Evaluations

Support Us!

Highbridge Advisory Council Family Services, Inc. is a 501(c) organization. We strive to promote a quality experience for our children and families. We welcome your contributions and thank you for your support.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Highbridge Advisory Council Family Services, Inc.
880 River Ave 2nd Floor
Bronx, New York 10452
Tel: 718-992-1321
Fax: 718-992-8539
Email: childcare@hacfs.com

Charitable contributions are tax deductible.

 

Careers @ HACFS

Are you interested in working with us? Highbridge Advisory Council Family Services, Inc. wants to know!
Click on our open positions to the right for more information.

Assistant Teacher

Teacher’s
Aide

Group
Teacher

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What’s Child Care?

Children are cared for either in group Child Care centers or in the homes of Family Child Care providers.

For children ages six weeks to five years old.

Department of Education Universal Pre-K services available for 4-year olds.

Services available for up to 10 hours a day.

2. What’s Head Start?

Children are cared for in group Head Start centers.

For children ages three to five years old.

Department of Education Universal Pre-K services available for 4-year olds.

Services available for up to 8 hours a day.

3. What are the child care hours of service?

The hours of our childcare services are Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm.

4. What is the starting age that the agency begins to accept children?

The childcare centers begin accepting children as young as two-years-old and as old as four-years-old. However, the family childcare homes begin taking children at six weeks old.

5. How can I apply for these child care services?

There are two ways a person can apply. The first option is to come into any of our seven centers and apply in person and we will gladly take the time to assist you. Another option is to call 311 and they will email an application to your place of residence.

6. What curriculA are being used in the classrooms?

We use High scope and the Creative Curriculum.

7. Are the children provided with meals throughout the day?

YES ~ Snack, Lunch and Supper…

8. What is Pre-School Special Education?

New York State’s Pre-School Special Education program provides essential services like speech and occupational therapy to children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age who have special needs.

Evaluations and specially planned individual or group instructional services or programs are provided to eligible children who have a disability that affects their learning.

-NYC.gov/ACS

To find out more about our pre school child care special education programs please call 718-992-1321

or send email with form below.

 

Find out if you are eligible for subsidized services.
Call 718-992-1321.

Senior Staff

Geoffrey Anderson

Chief Executive Officer
ganderson@hacfs.com
(718) 992-1321

Wanda Carter

Chief Operating Officer
childcare@hacfs.com
(718) 992-1321

Mark Goldstein

Chief Financial Officer
mgoldstein@hacfs.com
(718) 992-1321

Cheryl McPherson

Human Resources
cmchperson@hacfs.com
(718) 992-1321

Sandra Hart

Director of Administration Services/Procurement
shart@hacfs.com
(718) 992-1321

 

From our Facebook page:

 

Locations

Doris E. Stone*

Cheryl Forbes
Education Director

1165 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 681-5888
(718) 681-1524 fax

Highbridge Advisory Council Day Care Center

Yoseline Sosa
Education Director

Angelica Fortes
Administrative Director

1181 Nelson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 681-5216
(718) 293-9198 fax

Highbridge Advisory Council Early Childhood Center I

Dotsie Arnold
Education Director

Jasmine Francis
Administrative Director

1594 Townsend Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 299-3917
(718) 299-8745 fax

Highbridge Advisory Council Early Childhood Center III*

Adra Pegues
Education Director

Ravyn Smith
Administrative Director

1399 Ogden Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 293-9196
(718) 537-1011 fax

Richard Mangum Early Learning Center*

Lidia Godoy
Education Director

921 Melrose Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 590-0678
(718) 588-3751 fax

Marshall England Early Learning Center

Dulce Jorge
Education Director

Sydelle Outing
Administrative Director

Sandra Massey
Family Childcare Coordinator

800 Concourse Village East
(158th Morris Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10452

(718) 742-2368/69
(718) 742-2371 fax

Head Start Program*

Laura Woodson,
Education Director

880 River Avenue
2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10452
(718) 992-1321
(718) 992-8539 fax

 

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Highbridge Advisory Council Family Services, Inc. values your assistance, help, questions and more! Please fill out our contact form.
P.S. We love our volunteers!