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Bergenfield Head Start


100 Portland Ave Bergenfield NJ, 07621
Contact Name: Roberta Utenwoldt
Contact Phone: (201) 384-9885
Preschool Details: Head Start and Early Head Start are federal programs that serve the education, psychological, and health needs of low-income infant, toddlers, preschool children and their families. Head Start began in 1965 as an eight-week summer program that quickly expanded into a school year program. Early Head Start evolved out of Head Start’s long history of providing services to infants and toddlers through Parent Child Centers, Comprehensive Child Development Centers (CCDPs) and Migrant Head Start programs. Since 1968 Greater Bergen Community Action (formerly BCCAP) has served more than 25,000 families through their Bergen County, Jersey City and Paterson Head Start and Early Head Start programs. They began operating Bergen County Head Start in 1968 and in 2010, they added Early Head Start to their Bergen County program. In the fall of 2013, the agency began operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the city of Paterson and in 2014 the same programs in the city of Jersey City. At GBCA Head Start/Early Head Start, the goal is to not only get the child ready for kindergarten, but to prepare the entire family for life beyond the program. Our extensive services and resources range from early childhood education to health, nutrition, parent education, family counseling, financial counseling, and more.
Age Requirements: 3 to 5 years old
How to Apply: Head Start is for families who qualify. When you are ready to enroll, start by completing this application form, and then gather certain papers that you will need. Bring these things to one of our schools ​to finish the process: Your child’s birth certificate; Your child’s immunization records; If you work, proof of your income (W-2 form, pay stubs, or a statement from your employer); If you attend school, proof of your student status; Your driver’s license or ID; Your child’s medical insurance information

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