PATERSON, NJ – An announced increase in child care subsidy rates will have a direct, and positive, impact on Paterson families, according to Coleen Stevens Porcher, CEO of 4CS of Passaic County.
According to a Friday announcement by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson, by increasing the amount of dollars available to the critical programs made available through 4Cs and their counterparts across New Jersey, the Murphy Administration is helping more families find services they need and advancing quality child care. Read More…
PATERSON, NJ– Tucked away on a busy floor above the Paterson Museum, 4Cs of Passaic County may not always have the exposure of other big name non-profits, but a sweeping array of services and true passion for the betterment of children have firmly established it as one of the most important in the city.
Founded in 1971, North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. began as a small, grassroots effort, but has blossomed over the years into a large-scale operation as the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family Development, designated Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for Passaic County.
As a referral agency, 4Cs helps match people with the help and services they need. In FY 2017-2018, they processed 60,000 calls and 20,000 walk ins—a massive workload for a staff of 56 people. Read More…
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PATERSON, NJ- For Jashina Green Jackson, a mother or two, the help of 4CS means that her son and daughter can participate in a summer program as well as financial support for her own continued training as a certified teaching assistant.
On Saturday, the Paterson based nonprofit child-care resource and referral organization was also a conduit to a merrier Christmas season for she and her family.
Beaming with excitement during the event at the Paterson Museum, Jackson said the support of 4CS is “awesome” and that without them she doesn’t know how she’d manage work and raising her son and daughter. 4CS additional support, in the form of new winter coats and Christmas gifts for them, as well as the nearly 200 others gathered, showed, she said, how much the organization’s team is willing to do to “help those in need and give back to the community.” Read More…
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PATERSON, NJ- An effort to increase Pre-K enrollment among three and four year old Paterson children is working, according to a report by the Paterson Alliance.
The “Think Pre-K” campaign, initiated by the Paterson Alliance, and funded by The Nicholson Foundation, set a goal of increasing enrollment by 100 more registrations on October 15, 2017 than on the same date a year previous. Through a three-pronged approach, which included creating a map to show where spaces existed compared to where eligible children reside, launching a strategic outreach campaign in four languages, and placing nine “navigators” across Paterson to help parents better understand the value of early childhood education, the campaign exceeded its goal with enrollment increasing by 337 children. See full article here
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PATERSON, NJ– Add 4CS of Passaic County to the list of local organizations that helped make Christmas brighter, and warmer, for local children this year.
On Saturday, December 9, the non-profit organization that assists families to obtain available, accessible, and affordable childcare held their annual toy and coat drive event for the moderate-income children they serve. Read More…
Take a look at what 4CS has been up to in our Fall 2017 Newsletter!
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