"Life-Changing Outcomes for Exceptional Kids"

On any given day, First Children Services touches the lives of more than 1000 children and families
with a dedicated workforce of over 300 teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals and support staff.

The organization works with over 40 school districts in NJ; is approved by the NJ Department of Children and Families to provide behavior therapy and support services; and is in network with six major insurance companies.

Educational Programs

First Children School in Fanwood is a NJ Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities serving students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school.

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We offer a small group, center-based home instruction program for students who do not attend public school due to depression, anxiety, or school refusal.

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We offer home instruction with certified teachers to students in elementary through high school.

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Therapeutic Services

  • Home Based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy

    ABA therapy is delivered in the home by a therapist to children 18 months and older with autism spectrum disorder or a related diagnosis. We teach skills that will enable the child to be independent and successful.

  • STRIVE Autism Centers

    We offer applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and assessments for children in a fun and enriching environ-ment! Three locations. Day time and after school programs available. May be covered by insurance.

  • Think It Through Anxiety Skills Group

    Think It Through is a group for youth ages 11-18 to learn to identify strengths, understand feelings, develop safe coping and problem solving skills, and cultivate social connections.

  • Social Skills Group

    Our social skills groups provide a fun and motivating way to teach social skills to children with social and communication difficulties.

  • Camp Discovery Special Needs Camp

    A full or half day camp that teaches social skills in a fun and interactive environment. Activities include cooking, arts and crafts, music, Minecraft, science exploration, games, and more!

  • Intensive In-Home and Intensive In-Community Services

    Our Behavioral Health Treatment Services division provides effective behavioral health evaluations and treatment to youth and families throughout New Jersey. Our services are accessible, accountable, and efficient.

  • School Based Behavioral Services

    First Children Services offers school based ABA, behavior consultation services, behavioral assessments, staff training, and specialized school staffing.

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Child Care, Before & After School Programs

A Special Place Child Care Center

We offer an inclusive daycare serving children 8 weeks to 6 years old. Our approach to learning is holistic in that we foster the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and creative abilities of children. Learn more >

Twilight Club

After school club that provides homework help and opportunities for academic and social growth. Learn more >

STARZ Club

Before school program for students at the Folwell School in Mount Holly. Learn more >

News & Events

First Children Services turns 10 in July 2019!

Over the next ten months, First Children will be celebrating our anniversary with monthly newsletters about our 10 year company history and employee spotlights for

First Children School to Participate in 2nd Blind Awareness Month Celebration This October!

First Children School to Participate in 2nd Blind Awareness Month Celebration This October! First Children School will participate in our 2nd Blind Awareness Month

Employment Opportunities

We’re expanding and looking for innovative and energetic professionals to join our team!
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