Birth to 8, Make It GREAT!

Serving Essex County

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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.


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ECCYC Highlights

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

Upcoming Events and Programs in Newark!


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

What's Happening at ECCYC

3rd Annual ECCYC Family Fun Day
June 22, 2019 Military Park, Newark, NJ

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 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

18 NJ Docs, Nurse Now Face Opioid, Sex Or Other Criminal Probes – Wayne, NJ Patch

Eighteen New Jersey doctors and a nurse have faced trouble this past year because of sex charges, fraud, a stabbing, inappropriate use or distribution of opioids or other criminal charges, according to state officials. In one case, the state Board of Nursing recently revoked the license of a registered nurse who repeatedly stabbed a 10-year-old […]

Sweeney’s voice vote on anti-Trump help out South Jersey Democrat — and Republicans – Politico

Good Monday morning! When Senate President Steve Sweeney opted for a voice vote instead of a machine vote on condemning President Trump’s “go back” comments as racist on Thursday, he managed to help out both one of his own South Jersey Democrats as well as a key Republican. Story Continued Below Sweeney could have had […]

Impact100 Essex Extends Grant Application Deadline and Adds Grant Awards Opportunities –

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Impact100 Essex is extending the deadline for grant proposal submissions to September 26th. Essex County nonprofits seeking funds for a transformational, high impact project are encouraged to apply. This year’s grant winning proposal will receive a $120,000 grant. In addition, Impact100 Essex has announced that all of this year’s finalists will […]

Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 9/16/2019 – InsiderNJ

Below is Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for 9/16/2019: QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Doesn’t character count for anything when you want a job with the Murphy team?” – LD40 Senator Corrado calling for the reconvening of the Legislative Select Oversight Committee into the hiring practices of the Murphy Administration TOP STORY: LD21 Flashpoint: Brindle ‘Disappointed’ by Bramnick […]

After Three Decades of Service, Glen Ridge Coach Reitberger Retirement Plans Include Helping Others –

GLEN RIDGE, NJ – Stephen Reitberger may have grown up in soccer-rich Harrison. He may have a home on the Jersey Shore and spends quality time in Scranton, Pa., but Glen Ridge, NJ will always be in his heart. The long-time head boys soccer coach at Glen Ridge High retired as an educator and coach following […]