"Life-Changing Outcomes for Exceptional Kids"

About Us


First Children Services is a combination of three organizations: First Children, LLC; First Children Learning Services, LLC; Regional Enrichment and Learning Center, LLC. Born out of a common mission to achieve Life Changing Outcomes for Exceptional Kids, these three companies provide a wide range of home, school, and center based therapeutic and educational services to children and their families throughout New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

First Children Services started with the vision of its founder, Joseph J. Hess, Jr., who has spent over 30 years working for children with special needs and their families.  He wanted to create an organization that not only provided effective services but one that held itself accountable to those who pay the bills.  First Children Services achieves by hiring the most qualified staff, providing them with the tools to assure they are highly productive and constantly supporting them in going the extra mile to assure that children make progress.

First Children Services is proud of the fact that it is a family owned and operated organization.  Putting one’s resources on the line everyday has a way of keeping one focused.  In our case that focus is the children we serve and their families.  If they are happy, we are happy.  If they are making progress, we progress along with them.  If those who entrust their children to our case are satisfied with our services, then we are incentivized to do more.  It keeps things simple.

We are very fortunate at First Children Services to have a cadre of world class advisors guiding what we do for children.  Similarly, we have a Leadership Team second to none regarding their experience and commitment to children.

On any given day, FCS touches the lives of more than 1000 children and families with a dedicated workforce of  nearly 200 teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals, and support staff.  Our organization works with over 70 school districts in NJ and PA; is approved by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families to provide behavior therapy, counseling, and support services; and is in network with Medicaid and most major insurance companies in NJ and PA. We currently have five locations in Fanwood, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, Roselle Park, NJ, Montgomeryville, PA, and Pottstown, PA.

Current Position Openings

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

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