392 Main street, New Jersey, Hackensack 07601
Every day at GBCA Head Start and Early Head Start, infants, toddlers and children enjoy activities and games designed to teach everything from letters and numbers to sharing and getting along with others. Children learn reading skills and to love books. They learn about science and nature through enjoyable, hands-on activities. They paint, draw, and play music. GBCA’s Head Start sites are multilingual and include children and families from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Diversity is celebrated both inside and outside of the classroom. At mealtimes, a variety of foods is served; all the students eat delicious, nutritious meals. When it’s time to move on, Head Start children leave with the confidence and skills they need to succeed to be kindergarten-ready. GBCA’s Head Start and Early Head Start helps children and their families access free health services of the highest quality right in their own communities. Every child is screened by a professional within the first 45 days of beginning the program, so any issues can be addressed quickly. Head Start students have access to regular medical care, including check-ups, dental care, and mental health services. Healthy living is a part of every day’s lessons at school. The children learn about healthy foods and nutrition, while enjoying fun classroom cooking activities. They are taught to wash their hands and brush their teeth every day so that healthy habits become practice at an early age. Licensed nurses help families find answers to healthcare questions that come up and help them seek medical attention when needed.