Early Childhood

Passaic County Council For Young Children

New Jersey's Department of Children and Families has established in all 21 counties County Councils for Young Children (CCYC) to strengthen collaboration between parents, families, and local community stakeholders with health, early care and education, family support, and other service providers.

In Passaic County the County Council for Young Children is convened by United Way of Passaic County. The shared leadership philosophy of County Councils includes parents as active partners with service providers and community leaders helping to identify the needs, aspirations and successes of our collective efforts to positively impact the health, education and well-being of children from pregnancy/birth to age 8. CCYC participants work together using the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework to develop mutual goals and recommend creative strategies/solutions that respect the views and priorities of diverse families in the community. United Way of Passaic County, with Inge Spungen as project coordinator, guides and supports the planning process, committee and workgroup structure, and implementation to address priorities and advocacy efforts.

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