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St. Mark’s Head Start Center sponsors two Head Start Centers in Brooklyn. Both centers are licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Day Care.

St. Mark’s Head Start located in Flatbush is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.)

Bishop Sexton Head Start is located in Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn


Both sites offer year round free pre-school education for low income 3 and 4 year old children including children with special needs. 

Both sites have computers in the classrooms and outdoor playgrounds.

Breakfast, lunch and snack are served.  Children are provided with their own toothbrush to brush their teeth each day, cot, blanket and sheet to nap.

St. Mark’s employs multi-lingual staff, in order to better serve the diverse New York population.










Sponsoring Board:

St. Mark’s U.M.C. Head Start Center

Chairperson: Phil Vasquez
Fiscal Expert: Barbara Williams

Other Board Members:

Rose Graham (Early Childhood Educator)
Christian Hylton (Lawyer)
Ashlyn Lynch (Former Headstart Parent)
Margaret Allen
Hugh Johnson
Dr Gerald Valme

Raphael Flores (Parent)

Give us a call:

718 - 287-7300

St. Mark's U.M.C. Head Start Center employs a total of 66 full-time employees on both sites. 

Before hire staff must:

  • Be screened by the New York State Registry on Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Be fingerprinted by Department of Investigation

  • Be able to speak, read and write English

  • Submit completed annual physical.

  • Submit 3 verifiable written references


Note: Staff cannot be related to their Supervisor, Sponsoring Board or Policy Committee Member.

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