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291 Second Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-342-2936

Fax: 201-342-5325

Email: CDCH@greaterbergen.org

Child Development
Center of Hackensack
Greater Bergen Community Action
Greater Bergen Community Action

(breakfast, lunch and snack)



All staff is CPR-certified

We speak English, Arabic and Spanish

Meals Included




Drita Kotori

Head Teacher

BA from Higher Institute of Agriculture in Tirana, Albania. CPR/First Aid Certified. Speaks English and Albanian. 

Margarita Cordero

Family Worker

BS from Boricua College. Speaks English and Spanish.

Carissa Van Dunk

School Nurse

Graduated from Eastwick College, joined Head Start on September 2016, LPN – certified, speaks English



Ann Marie
"I’ve been at Head Start for three years but I’ve been teaching preschool a long time..."
"In 2008 I lost my job, was experiencing financial crisis and at risk of becoming homeless..."
"GBCA Head Start has helped me with my son. He’s learned to share with kids his age..."
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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Hackensack Second Street

Head Start

291 Second Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-342-2936

Fax: 201-342-5325


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