Head Start

Building partnerships with parents as they guide their child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development, and supporting each family’s pursuit of health and happiness while they move to a better place.




Photo at right:

Head Start graduate Tazmaira Baerga, 18, returns
to inspire 3 & 4 year olds in her mother's class.
Tazmaira is in the U.S. Air Force but wants
to return to New Britain to become a police officer
when she completes her tour of duty.










Preschoolers make salads for lunch after shopping at HRA's Farmers Market with play money.   


                    UConn Extension volunteers "sell" cukes
                    & tomatoes.







Program Offers:

  • Quality education
  • Individualized curriculum
  • Parent involvement
  • Family case management
  • Disability services and support
  • Behavioral health services for children & famililes
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • Health screenings (including dental, vision & hearing)
  • Community partnerships

Head Start Eligibility

These services are offered free of charge to eligible low-income New Britain families, families with foster and homeless children and families receiving TANF (state cash) and/or SSI (disability). Children must be aged 3 or 4 by January 1 of the school year. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Learn more about the Head Start program »

School Readiness Eligibility

Click here to see if you qualify for School Readiness »

Head Start Program Locations

180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT
35 Oak Street
New Britain, CT
314 Osgood Avenue
New Britain, CT

Above: Representative Bobby Sanchez reflects on his childhood Head Start years as the National Head Start Association kicks off its 50th anniversary celebration.

Contact Information

Amy Griswold, Assistant Director Early Childhood 
Chuc Nguyen, Office Manager


(860) 225.4688
(860) 612-3345

For more information on Head Start, visit the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center.

Program funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and the Connecticut State Department of Education Head Start.
Human Resources Agency of New Britain

180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT, 06053
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Phone: (860) 225.8601
Fax: (860) 225.4843

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Regional Locations:

85 West Main Street
Meriden, CT
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37 Marne Street
Hamden, CT
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560 E.T. Grasso Boulevard
New Haven, CT
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55 South Street
Bristol, CT
(860) 584-2725
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New Britain Locations:

57 Arch Street
(860) 826.4482
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336 Arch Street
(860) 225.1084
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83 Whiting Street
(860) 826.4741
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58 Scarlett Drive
(860) 826.6991
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18 Armistice Street
(860) 826.2282
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55 Broad Street
(860) 612.1784
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35 Oak Street
(860) 826.4676
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