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93 Nelson Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307

Phone: 201‐884‐1050

Fax: 201‐633‐5730

Email: NelsonHS@greaterbergen.org

Nelson Ave
Head Start/Early Head Start


Handicapped Accessible

Extended Care Program Available 7:30a.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m.

We speak English, Arabic, Pilipino, Spanish and Urdu

Greater Bergen Community Action
Greater Bergen Community Action


Dena Ali

Education Specialist

Former Head Start policy council member from 1997-2005. Graduate of Kean University in 2001 with a degree in Early Childhood Education/Psychology. Certified to teach N-8 and P-3. Taught preschool for 15 and has been a supervisor for 3 years after completing master teacher program.  

Samar Ghattas

Social Services Specialist

Has worked for Greater Bergen Community Action for 4 years. Started as family worker then became a Social Service Specialist. Also works with Expectant Mothers/ Home Based program. Graduate of New Jersey City University with a Bachelor degree in Psychology.

Soraya Perdomo

Associated Director Special Services

Graduated from Eastwick College, LPN degree, over 5 years of experience in the nursing field, bilingual English/Spanish.



"The program helps me to spend more time with my kids, also to do activities inside and outside..."
"The programs they give here are so nice. Mainly those they give for the children and the parents..."
"The instant I got here they took me in like family. If they can’t help you in one way, they’ll find where..."

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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Nelson Ave Head Start

Early Head Start

93 Nelson Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07307

Phone: 201‐884‐1050

Fax: 201‐633‐5730


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