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40 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-525-1600

Fax: 201-525-0457

Email: 40PassaicHS@greaterbergen.org

Hackensack Passaic
Street Head Start


All staff is CPR-certified

We speak English, Arabic and Spanish

Meals Included



(breakfast, lunch and snack)


Greater Bergen Community Action
Greater Bergen Community Action


Elix Rodriguez

Head Teacher

Graduate of La Universidad Technologica de Santiaga-Utesa, P3 Graduate course from William Paterson University, CPR/First Aid Certified. Speaks fluent Spanish.

Grisel Almonte

Family Worker

Former parent of Early Head Start and Head Start. Head Start childcare services enabled her to go to school. Obtained Bachelors in Arts and Master in Administrative Science. Now as a Family Worker, helps parents in need prepare for life beyond the program.

Rashida Khan

School Nurse

LPN Graduate of Felician College BS in Biology. CPR/First Aid Certified



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 Passaic Street

Head Start

40 Passaic Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-525-1600

Fax: 201-525-0457


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