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GBCA Head Start teachers guided students through an in-depth lesson about buildings and community. The children worked to create buildings of their choice based on their own interests, experiences and inquiries. The work is a hands-on activity that uses the Creative Cu...

Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) recently established the Paterson Family Financial Empowerment Program, which provides banking services and financial empowerment classes to GBCA Paterson Head Start families right in the schools their children attend, through its...

GBCA Head Start is partnering with City Green, Inc., a 501(c)3 urban farming and gardening organization working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. The partnership allows GBCA to enhance Head Start’s curriculum with nature-based e...

Hackensack, NJ – Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc. (GBCA), Bergen County’s federally-designated anti-poverty agency, which in recent years expanded to provide services in the cities of Paterson, Jersey City and Passaic, was awarded a grant of 5,096 children’s books...

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...

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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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