On any given day, First Children Services touches the lives of more than 1000 children and families
with a dedicated workforce of over 400 teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals and support staﬀ.
The organization works with over 90 school districts; is approved by the NJ Department of Children and Families to provide behavior therapy and support services; and is in-network with most insurance companies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In First Children Services’ 2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey, 95% of our customers were satisfied with our services! Learn More About the Survey>
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.Learn more >
We offer a small group, center-based home instruction program for students with school refusal due to anxiety, depression, or related mental health issues.Learn more>
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News & Events
By Jay S. Cohen, M.Ed, Transitions Program Supervisor and Valery Bailey, MA, First Children Services Vice-President of Operations As the coronavirus pandemic
First Children Services, a provider of behavioral health and special education services to children throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has
From Our Blog
By Jay S. Cohen, M.Ed, Transitions Program Supervisor Returning to school this fall will be exciting for many students, but some will be experiencing feelings of
By Matthew Hess, CEO, First Children Services It is April 5, 2020 and we have been in our government ordered quarantine for going on three weeks. Schools have
By Ellen D’Amato, PhD, School Psychologist, First Children School “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” I wrote this quote from Dr.
By Jay S. Cohen, M.Ed Supervisor of Transitions/Balance Programs Some students feign illness to skip going to school. Here, at First Children Service’s