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Addie Mae Collins 1

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K
Staff Pick
110 East 129th Street
Manhattan NY 10035
Phone: 212-831-9222

Our Insights

What’s Special

One of the oldest Head Start programs in the city

The Downside

Admission limited to low-income families

A neighborhood institution, Addie Mae Collins Head Start was founded in 1965 and is one of the oldest in the city. Director Diane Spann attended this Head Start herself as a child.

Experienced teachers, lots of trips to zoos and farms, and music lessons make Addie Mae Collins a warm and inviting place where children have both in class and out of class learning, Spann said. Classrooms are in a housing project.

ADMISSIONS: Admission is limited to low-income families.(Clara Hemphill, August 2014)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

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Contact & Location


East Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line, 6 Line to 125th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx15, Bx33, M1, M100, M101, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M35, M7, M98


Other Details

Shared campus?

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