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Evelyn Cruz

Education Specialist

Graduate of University of Puerto Rico, CDA Certification, worked with Head start since 1993

Lisa Spellman

Associate Director Family Services

BA Social Services, MA Urban and Multicultural Education, 12 years with GBCA

Bhavna Patel

School Nurse

Graduated from Lincoln Tech Institute, LPN degree, over 3 years of experience in the nursing field, bilingual English/Gujarati.

2 Oxford Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Phone: 201‐623‐8134

Fax: 201‐706‐7880

Email: BergenInstituteHS@greaterbergen.org 

Bergen Institute
Head Start

We Speak English, Arabic and Spanish

Meals Included




(breakfast, lunch and snack)


Greater Bergen Community Action
Greater Bergen Community Action



"The programs they give here are so nice. Mainly those they give for the children and the parents..."
"I’m happy because they care about the kids… I love how they teach my son I’ve come across people..."
"It benefits me in many ways. I can go food shopping and I can go to school, I can even take classes here..."
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Greater Bergen’s Head Start program provides free early childhood education and family services to low-income families in Bergen County, Jersey City and Paterson, NJ. Comprehensive services and resources prepare children for kindergarten, enhance their emotional and physical well-being, and foster stable family relationships.


Contact Us

Bergen Institute Head Start

2 Oxford Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Phone: 201‐623‐8134

Fax: 201‐706‐7880


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