Head Start is a pre-school program initiated in 1965 for low-income children 3-5 years of age. The program provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, social services, and parent involvement services to children and their families.
Child care services provided for infants and toddlers ages eight weeks through three years of age in a multi-aged setting. Sites are open Monday through Friday, 12 months a year. Our child care facilities are located in Ringwood, West Milford, Clifton and Wayne.
A unique option providing families services in their own homes and socializations twice a month. Home visitors use the home environment to help parents improve their parenting skills and to assist them in creating rich learning experiences that build on everyday routines.
Child care services provided for select infants, toddlers, and preschoolers whose families are working 25 hours per week or in training 12 credit hours per week in an approved institution. Childcare is available for eligible families from 7:30 – 5:30.
Family child care services provided for infants and toddlers from ages eight weeks through three years of age in a multi-aged home-based setting. Homes are open from 7:30 –5:30 Monday-Friday, 50 weeks a year. We have three home sites available at this time, one in West Milford, one in Hawthorne, and one in Clifton.
Center for Family Resources provides nutritional emergency food assistance as well as rent and utility assistance to individuals in Upper Passaic County based on verification of needs.
Each year, we offer parents different opportunities for training.Programs vary by the year, please check with your Family Service Worker for upcoming opportunities.
There are many ways for families to be engaged in CFR programming. Parents are encouraged to become involved in decision making, planning activities in the classroom or at home, and joining one of CFR’s committees.
Family Success Centers are designed to be “one-stop” shops that provide wrap around resources and supports to families – making them and the communities they live in – stronger. Staff serve as advocates for families and help connect them to other resources available to them. Services include, but are not limited to: access to child, maternal and family health services; parent education; employment related services; development of life skills; housing related services; advocacy and related support; as well as information, referrals and linkages to community resources.