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Bushwick United HDFC 1

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K
Staff Pick
136 Stanhope Street
Brooklyn NY 11221
Phone: 718-443-0134

Our Insights


Bushwick United Head Start 1 has eight classrooms and accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a sign of high quality.

Classrooms are organized into areas of learning, called “centers,” filled with puzzles, blocks, sand and water play, and a dress-up corner where kids tell stories in preparation for writing stories. The website shows children poring over subway maps, singing to guitar music, and building with blocks and Lincoln Logs. [photo from Bushwick United website]

Children take trips, such as to the Museum of Natural History, the NYC Transit Museum and the Hayden Planetarium, among many other destinations listed on the website. They visit local bakeries, fire stations and dentist offices. 

Head Start Centers, part of the 50-year-old federal anti-poverty program, give priority to low-income families. The hours tend to be longer than an ordinary public school but shorter than child-care centers. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and DOE data, January 2018)


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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 2019-2020

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 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Bushwick (District 32)
Trains: J Line to Kosciusko St; L Line to DeKalb Ave; M Line to Knickerbocker Ave
Buses: B13, B38, B47, B52, B54, B60, Q24


Other Details

Shared campus?
Metal detectors?

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