Our Mission

The Home-Based Mamá Tingó Early Head Start Program is an Early Head Start Program for children 0-3 years old designed to be responsive to the needs of our diverse community. Consistent with the Early Childhood Head Start Act, our program’s mission is to promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development. The program operates within an environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, and physical skills utilizing a myriad of approaches to teaching and learning.

Mamá Tingó Early Head Start program conducts weekly 90 minutes home visits using modeling and psycho-education techniques to help and support parents to create a home environment that promotes learning and a healthy development.  Each family development goal drives the individual lesson plans. We also understand the importance of family wellness and provide a family support worker to explore family stress and goals.


Mamá Tingó’s success is based on using data and community trends to create family focused programming. We respect and welcome parents’ culture and include these aspects in programming.

Benefits to Participants

Our program provides parents the tools to create a healthy relationship with their children and explore any trauma that hindered that relationship. We create a wraparound approach that offers the following services:

We consider our program the “Home Depot” of early child childhood. We provide parents the tools to create a strong educational foundation. Our program closes the learning gap in our black and color children.

Parents receive tools and learn to advocate for their rights. They learn to navigate through the social service system and leave the program with a sense of self-esteem that they are the best parent they can be for their children.

Mamá Tingó also provide psycho-co-education groups:

  • Bright Beginnings 
  • Personal Best
  • Nutrition 
  • Mommy and me yoga 
  • Infant massage
  • Free immigration legal clinic 
  • Free mental health
  • Free nutritional support 
  • Healthy eating 
  • Reading with me  
  • Socialization 
  • Parent support 


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Call Us

(212) 994-6060

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519 W. 189th St.

New York, NY 10040

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Pregnancy Yoga Sign-Up

Mondays 7pm

Agreement Of Release and Waiver Of Liability

(Please read carefully before signing) 

As a student of this prenatal yoga class: 

1. I understand and acknowledge that I am to receive instruction in yoga theory and exercises only, and I will not hold my yoga instructor to any higher standard of care than that applicable to yoga theory and exercises. 

2. I will give my highest attention to the wellbeing of myself, and my unborn child. 

3. I will work with patience and an open mind in the self-discovery process. 

4. I understand that there is a risk of injury associated with yoga as with any physical activity in pregnancy. 

5. I understand that If I move with care, intelligence, courage, applied safety and self-awareness, then injury is unlikely. Should injury occur or complications arise, Mama Tingo EHS,classroom facility, all teachers, substitutes, employees and affiliates are absolved of all responsibility. 

6. I am fully responsible for the outcome of my yoga practice and my participation in this class. 7. I understand that I should report any problems with my pregnancy to my physician/midwife. 

7. I will keep my yoga teacher informed with any changes in my pregnancy or physical health. 

Documents Needed

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Health insurance card
  • Physical exam
  • Vaccination records
  • Dental Record
  • NYC ID/ Driver License
  • Lease
  • Rent receipt
  • Documents from the New York City Transit Authority (NYCHA)
  • Documents from the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA)
  • Paystub
  • Con Edison Bill
  • Income Tax for the calendar year

For those who share an apartment with a family member or a friend, you will need to complete a special form from the lease holder along with any of the documents mention above.

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday

9:00am to 5:00pm

Covid-19 Hours

Monday – Friday

7:30am to 4:00pm

Asked Questions

Be pregnant or have a child younger than 2.6 years of age.  Reside between 155th-220th Street in Manhattan.  Proof of income or proof of public services.

  • Free for low income families.

  • Socialization is done the last two thursdays and Fridays of every month.

  • Just a clear space on the floor for the baby/toddler can explore and reinforce physical development.

The visit looks as follows: greeting time, exploring/free play, parent and child activity, parent and child reading time, parent topic, music and movements activity, planning for next visit. 

  • Some of the activities are Yoga, Nutrition workshops, Self care/wellness and a final baby shower.  

• Yes, some of the places are to the HRA offices, medical appointments, prenatal appointments, IFSP meetings, and school tours.

 • Yes, the participants are expected to attend a weekly 90 minutes visit and attend two monthly socialization groups.

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