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On September 6th, 2018, Paterson Head Start was awarded “Best Children’s Garden” in The Greenest Place in Paterson Contest held by City Green, Inc. City Green is an urban farming and gardening organization, based in Clifton, New Jersey working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. 

The children planted tomatoes, peppers, okra zucchini, watermelon, pumpkin, beans, carrots, cilantro, basil, mint, petunias, lilies, beebalm, zinnias, wildflowers, con...

Jersey City, NJ  – On Friday, June 15th, 2018 Jersey City Head Start celebrated #MenWhoMatter with an outdoor picnic for the fathers, father figures and families of the Head Start students.

JERSEY CITY - A group of dads with children in the Head Start program celebrated Father’s Day in Jersey City Friday.      

The group meets once a month to discuss parenting, dad to dad. News 12 New Jersey spoke with a couple of the fathers who say that having kids motivated them and changed their lives for the better. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Due to severe heat, All GBCA Head Start Schools will have a half day dismissal TODAY.

Cliffside Park, NJ – GBCA and The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station have partnered to provide GBCA Head Start families with a ten week nutritional workshop series provided by EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Program). The workshop classes are designed to teach the families about Food Security, Dietary Quality, Physical Activity, Food Safety Practices, Resource Management and Shopping Practices, and How to Gain Access to Food Resources and Assistance Programs. Class...

JERSEY CITY -- Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) Head Start hosted its 2nd Annual Mother's Day Tea at St. Anne’s Church in Jersey City on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. The event, catered by GBCA's own Food and Nutrition Department, opened with a welcome message from Parent Activity Coordinator, Stephanie Latasa, followed by a presentation from a Blue Shield Horizon representative about the importance of women's health. Then, Carolin Lopez, branch manager at 1st Bergen Credit Union...

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Greater Bergen Community Action

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.


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Bergen County Head Start

263 Lafayette Avenue

Cliffside Park NJ 07010


Jersey City Head Start

93 Nelson Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07307


Paterson Head Start

500 E 35th Street

Paterson, NJ 07504

973-546- 2634

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