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Diverse Learning Environments

Clinton Hill Community & Early Childhood Center, Inc. offers Early Head Start and FREE Preschool Program services, in addition to full-day summer enrichment programs for children ages 3 - 12. Our goal is to provide children with a fun and stimulating learning environment supplemented with a nutritious breakfast and lunch programs, as well as various daily physical activities.  

EHS Program

Early Head Start (0-3)

Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides family-centered services designed to promote the development of young children and enable their families to fulfill their roles as primary caregivers and move toward self-sufficiency.

Children and families enrolled in EHS receive services that promote the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers through safe and developmentally enriching caregiving, while also supporting and meeting the needs of expecting moms and families.

Clinton Hill Early Head Start operates as a full-day, full-year program in both center-based and residential settings. Families requiring extended-day and summer child care hours must obtain a child care subsidy agreement.

Prekindergarten program
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Preschool/Pre-K (3-5)

The Pre-K program (formerly known as Abbott)  is state-funded and administered by the Newark Board of Education. Children must be three or four years old by October 1st of the enrolling school year and live in Newark to be eligible for enrollment.


Pre-K is a Kindergarten preparatory program designed to make sure all children are “school ready” by program’s end. The Pre-K program runs on a school-year calendar. Families requiring extended-day and summer child care hours must obtain a child care subsidy agreement.

School-age programs
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School-Age Child Care

The School-Age Child Care program is an out-of-school time academic and enrichment program for children in grades Kindergarten through Fifth.


The program also focuses on building social-emotional skills in the following competencies: healthy peer and adult relationships; emotion-management (regulation); and empathy & kindness. This holistic approach allows us to support children’s growth and development while tapping into their natural interests and excitement. 


The program runs in the evening during the school year, and full day during the summer months and certain school closure days.

Family Child care network

Child care network

Family Childcare Networks offer the opportunity for family child care programs to connect with one another, and grow their program presence in a community. Our network is made up of dedicated child care professionals providing high-quality care within their residence. To learn more about the network, click here 

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