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265 Totowa Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07502

Phone: 973-546-2634

Fax: 973-790-3016

Email: WestsideHS@greaterbergen.org

Head Start/Early Head Start


Handicapped Accessible

We speak English, Bengali and Spanish

Meals Included


(breakfast, lunch and snack)


Greater Bergen Community Action
Greater Bergen Community Action


Cristina DeCarvalho

Master Teacher

BA degree in Communications from Faculdade de Comunicacao e Turismo Helio Alonso (Brazil), early childhood certification from William Paterson University, 13 years’ experience - P-3 certified (pre-school – 3rd grade) license from New Jersey Department of Education, CPR and first aid certified, trilingual (English, Spanish & Portuguese)

Tiffany McDonald

Head Family Worker

BA degree from Caldwell College in sociology, 6 years’ experience - CPR and first aid certified

Carlina Alcivar

School Nurse

Certified Medical assistant with 3 years of experience in peds

CPR/First Aid Certified

Speaks fluent Spanish  

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.


Contact Us

Westside Head Start

Early Head Start

265 Totowa Avenue

Paterson, NJ 07502

Phone: 973-546-2634

Fax: 973-790-3016


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"I’ve been here two years. I learned how to fix a lot of stuff I didn’t’ know before..."
"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..."
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