Youth Services

Youth Services:

Youth Services are provided in Passaic County in the City of Paterson and Passaic.

In the City of Passaic the Youth Program provides tutorial assistance and aftercare to youth between the ages of nine (9) to seventeen (17) who are at risk of failing in school, or becoming involved in risky behaviors. Also located in Passaic is the Teen Mentoring Program, which provides mentoring services to ten adolescents between the ages of twelve (12) to twenty-one (21) who are involved in the Department of Children and Families Divisions of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) and/or the Children's System of Care (CSOC).

Located in Paterson at the Father English Community Center are four Youth Service programs.

The After Care/Summer Camp Program offers a quality After Care and Summer Camp Program forchildren six (6) to twelve (12) years o f age of working or in-school parents. The program is a fee for service program, which is subsidize through 4C’s if the parents qualify.

The Out Reach to at Risk Youth also known as OTARY is designed to give at-risk youth in City of Paterson ages eleven (11) to twenty-one (21) an alternative to the negative influences that surround them.

The Teenage After School Program provides fifteen inner city youth from the City of Paterson between the ages of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) a safe and supervised environment

The Psychological counseling program is a juvenile delinquency prevention program for Paterson youth between the ages of 8 – 17 years old.

Early Learning Programs

Through our contracting partnership with the Department of Early Childhood Education, Paterson Public Schools, the CFCS Early Learning Programs provide full-day educational instruction and care to 360 multi-ethnic predominately low-income children, ages three to five, during the ten month instructional school year and summer enrichment kindergarten readiness programs for all graduating students. El Mundo de Colores, El Mundo del Niño, and Friendship Corner II are licensed through the State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families, and are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the stamp of excellence in early childhood education. Our Early Learning Programs implement high quality instruction in safe, nurturing and supportive environments that allow our students to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively at their own pace.Located in the urban at risk communities of Paterson, New Jersey,our credentialed staff represent a blend of many cultures sensitive to the diverse and pressing needs of the communities we serve. The daily schedule adheres to best practices in curriculum instruction and our curricula frame work incorporates teacher planned activities and child initiated learning focused on individual student strengths, interests, needs and learning styles. Culturally sensitive, the curriculum supports English Language Learners, children with special needs, as well as an awareness of cultural diversity. Empowering parents to be their child’s strongest advocate remains a program priority. To strengthen the home and school connection, and thereby create a more comprehensive learning experience, Family Workers and instructional staff work to engage parents in the educational live of their children. Program Family Workers hold credentials through a variety of parent education and family development programs. Trained in family outreach projects including: Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors and Paterson Reads Home School Literacy Link; home and center visits are conducted throughout the year with the purpose of supporting parents in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher. It is our hope that the CFCS Early Learning Programs holistic approach and commitment to high quality instruction and family support will provide our students with a solid foundation for academic success and our parents with valuable knowledge so that they may advocate on behalf of their families.