Head Start Parent
“He’s learning a lot of English. At home we only speak to him in Spanish and now he speaks more English. He learns how to interact with other kids. With his teacher he learns to take direction. Before it was all about do as I say. Now he does things because he understands what we’re asking of him. I love the environment of the school. The way they learn is they play to learn. Meanwhile in other school they show them new things and if they learn, fine, if they don’t, oh well. Here, through play, they teach them things they can actually use in their lives in the future and at the same time they give them a head start."
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"When I came from my foreign country the program was very helpful for my children to start socializing..."
"I’ve been with Head Start around two years now. I have one child who has already graduated into..."
"He’s learning a lot of English. At home we only speak to him in Spanish and now he speaks more English..."
"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..."
"As a young parent I feel like everything stopped and I didn’t know what I was getting myself into..."
"The instant I got here they took me in like family. If they can’t help you in one way, they’ll find where..."
"The program helps me to spend more time with my kids, also to do activities inside and outside..."
"By the time my grandson went to kindergarten he was ready for kindergarten, he knew his letters..."
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.
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