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Programs for Parent's (PfP) primary goal is to link families seeking child care with the option that meets their specific needs, as well as to other community resource agencies and groups. In addition, our goal is to help build on the skills and activities of child care providers. Children and families should have access to high quality services that focus on all the developmental needs of the child, such as the academic, social, emotional and physical.
PfP is the only agency in Essex County offering financial assistance for child care to eligible families.
As the Child Care and Resource Referral Agency for Essex County, Programs for Parents offers resources, professional skills and experience to develop and implement an ever-growing range of services to meet the needs of families in our community. Click here for more information
Evidence shows that the developmental needs of a child (such as academics, social, emotional and physical) require professionals who have earned credentials in their field. Programs for Parents' trainers help early childhood professionals achieve certification that acknowledges their skills in early childhood development. In addition, our trainers provide ongoing training to refresh and expand their knowledge in this evolving area. Training is available to meet the needs of staff at all levels, from entry level to executive. PfP trainers have all met the qualifications required for the Professional Impact New Jersey Registry. Click here for more information
Fostering children's wellness is a primary goal at Programs for Parents. The Child Health Initiatives Department is staffed by nurses with pediatric experience. They create and implement programs that support wellness and assist child care professionals who face child health issues daily. Click here for more information
Let trained counselors help you select the child care that meets your specific needs. Click here for more information
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