Birth to 8, Make It GREAT!

Serving Essex County

Get Involved!

Do you want a seat at the table where decisions are made that impact your children and family? Do you want to work towards improving the health, safety, and education of children from birth to 8?  If so Essex County Council for Young Children is the group for you.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

The Essex County Council for Young Children (ECCYC) is dedicatd to the Integer facilisis tortor pellentesque ultrices dapibus. Phasellus sed commodo nibh. Donec porta felis in nulla scelerisque, eu mattis felis aliquam. Quisque semper quam augue, laoreet fringilla mauris dictum quis. In eget diam a velit rhoncus luctus. Vivamus id leo dignissim, accumsan libero a.

Join a local council...

East Orange Irvington Montclair Newark Orange

ECCYC Highlights

The ECCYC continues to strengthen and expand membership of local community councils in Newark, Orange, East Orange and Irvington & Montclair.

 

Please check out this article from Baristanet about MCCYC including quotes from the CEO of Programs for Parents, Dr. Beverly Lynn.

 

  • ECCYC’s county-wide 1st Annual Family Fun Day at Military Park was a great success. Along with local agencies and government officials, over 300 parents and children were in attendance.
  • ECCYC representation was also visible at the Health & Wellness Sustainable Village during the Lincoln Park Music Festival in July. We connected with over 100 families, providing them with information about SPAN as well as ECCYC.
  • ECCYC’s Leadership Team joined the Newark Public Schools Discipline Committee to revise and adapt the district’s discipline policy to a more restorative plan with the goal of eliminating preschool suspensions, reducing the number of days children spend out of the classroom for infractions, and eliminating the preschool to prison pipeline. The new policy was successfully adopted on August 22, 2017.
  • ECCYC parent Dawn Synch testified
  • ECCYC parents, Dawn Synch, Della Walker, and Tanisha Gardner spoke to the Department of Children and Families on the importance of quality childcare and raising the reimbursement rates for childcare in the State of New Jersey.

What's Happening at ECCYC

Community Partner of the Month


Happy new year from Essex Pregnancy and Parenting Connection (EPPC)!

Our goal is for parents in Essex County to feel confident and supported so that their children can grow up happy and safe! Anyone living in Essex County who is expecting a baby or who has a child age 0-8 years can contact us at 973-621-9157 or info@essexpregnancyandparenting.org or by texting 313131. Our staff helps connect families to a variety of services through our community partners, like parent support through in-home visits, community groups, and help-lines; help with finding and applying for different types of assistance; educational programs about pregnancy, birth, and raising young children; and parent leadership opportunities. Languages spoken by our staff include English, Spanish, Creole, and Portuguese (limited) and we utilize a language line service whenever needed. Contact us today for assistance or to partner with us to reach more families. Also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Local News You Can Use

Women Philanthropists Award $120K Grant to Educational Group in Newark – TAPinto.net

NEWARK, NJ – A  philanthropic group funded by women in Essex County has awarded a $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark, an organization that supports career pathways for students. This is the second annual grant awarded by Impact100 Essex, which encourages women to financially support projects that provide solutions for communities. Each year, Impact100 Essex […]

7-year-old boy suffers ‘sudden and suspicious’ death in NJ – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

NEWARK — A 7-year-old boy found unresponsive in an apartment on Monday morning later suffered what police are calling a “sudden and suspicious” death. Newark police said they were called to a home in the South Ward section of Newark around 8 a.m. and told the child was sick. The latest NJ News on the […]

Investigation underway into the ‘suspicious’ death of a 7-year-old in Newark – NJ.com

Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office have launched an investigation after a 7-year-old boy died Monday under “sudden and suspicious” circumstances, authorities said. In a statement, city Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said officers found the boy at a home in the South Ward when they responded to a call of a […]

Investigation underway into the ‘suspicious’ death of a 7-year-old – NJ.com

Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office have launched an investigation after a 7-year-old boy died Monday under “sudden and suspicious” circumstances, authorities said. In a statement, city Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said officers found the boy at a home in the South Ward when they responded to a call of a […]

County Officials Reveal Plans for Watsessing Park All Access Playground and Community Center Groundbreaking – TAPinto.net

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans to build an all access playground, new community center and on-site parking lot in Essex County Watsessing Park on Friday at Bloomfield Town Hall. The new all access playground will be the first of its kind in the Essex County Parks System to be […]