Middlesex County Council for Young Children
Research has shown that parental involvement as active partners during their children’s early years of development has a long term impact on the outcomes for the children.
DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE?
Join the Council, have your voice heard and learn how YOU can make a difference! Become members of the Council, take on leadership roles and work to make a difference in your local community, county and state.
The Middlesex County Council for Young Children (CCYC) is a group of families, residents, and community partners dedicated to improving the lives of young children and their families by working together as equal partners and sharing leadership to improve the health, education, and well-being of young children and their families.
At the county Council, families and residents meet with service providers and community partners to engage in dialogue about the availability, affordability and accessibility of existing programs, develop goals and recommend creative strategies and solutions.
The Middlesex CCYC was established in July 2015 by PCA-NJ with funding from the NJ Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. All 21 NJ counties have established county councils and send recommendations to the New Jersey County Council for Young Children by means of the Family and Community Engagement Committee.
Our mission is to improve early childhood services – from pregnancy through age 8 – throughout Middlesex County by connecting families and community partners through collaboration and community building
Our vision is a county in which families are empowered and have a voice to effect changes within their communities
Parents, caregivers, family members, residents, community providers or business partners residing or working in Middlesex County that would like to guide the county council in improving services for children from pregnancy through age 8 are welcome to join our council.
The Middlesex CCYC has established the following committees in order to achieve its goals:
This committee decides on the priorities of the council and manages the general course of operations. Members meet once a month, alternating locations in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy.
New Brunswick Health & Education Committee
This committee works on improving the health and education of young children in New Brunswick and the surrounding area. This includes discussing ways to improve the quality of child care for our youngest children (ages 0-3), improving relations and communication between school professionals and parents, creating affordable and accessible recreation opportunities for our youngest children (ages 0-3), and empowering parents and caregivers to advocate for their children’s school rights and health needs. Members meet once a month in New Brunswick.
Perth Amboy Health & Education Committee
This committee works on improving the health and education of young children in Perth Amboy and the surrounding area. This includes discussing ways to improve the quality of child care, improving relations and communication between school professionals and parents, and empowering parents and caregivers to advocate for their children’s school rights and health needs. Members meet once a month in Perth Amboy.
Participate in our committees to share YOUR VOICE and MAKE CHANGES to improve the health, education and well-being of young children!
- Meet others in your community who share your concerns.
- Participate in a current project or suggest a new project.
- Learn about resources in your community.
- Learn about and attend free trainings that can you can add to your resume and improve your professional skills.
- Learn how to advocate for children’s needs.
- Improve your community.
We provide food and child care, and raffle a gift card at every meeting. Need help getting to the meeting? Contact us to arrange transportation.
Please call or email to register and confirm your attendance.
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