At Dorothy Day Apartments, Broadway Housing is leading the way in the evolutionary development of supportive housing to serve children and families struggling in deep poverty. Realizing that education will prove to be the cornerstone for building healthy, stable and productive lives, education programs at the Dorothy Day Apartments are committed to enabling participants to reach their full potential.
Early Childhood Center
Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center provides a full-day center-based Head Start program for three to five year-olds. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 2:45 pm from September through July.
Serving over 50 families from Dorothy Day Apartments and the neighboring community, the early childhood education program combines the use of an arts-based curriculum and a safe, stimulating environment to create meaningful experiences for children. By focusing on nurturing eight development domains, children are able to develop critical thinking skills and intellectual curiosity that support their future educational success.
Our dedicated and highly trained teaching staff focus on creating active learning experiences around art, object-based learning, literacy, character building, physical activity and social and emotional development.
The Center also offers comprehensive supportive services in the areas of nutrition, health, dental care, special education, parent skill workshops and social services.
Broadway Housing Communities provides a comprehensive youth development program to support youth and encourage personal growth through skill development. Available to all Dorothy Day residents in 6th – 12th grade, the mentoring program runs during the course of the school year, September through June.
Broadway Housing Communities realizes the need for advocacy within the spectrum of services we provide to children and their families. We advocate for the educational rights of children by providing services that include obtaining special education evaluations and services for children in need to finding high quality school placements. We advocate for children to receive quality education and encourage parents to become their child’s advocate.