First Children School Gets a Special Visitor

Principal, Kathy Gorksi and Mary O'Dowd a teacher from Galway, Ireland.

On November 1, 2022, Mary O’Dowd a teacher from Galway, Ireland visited First Children School. She was visiting her son here in NJ and came across our school through an […]

Connecting with Distance Learning

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. Dennis […]

A Case for Optimism

An FCS staff member holdiding up a heart with her hands

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 closed, businesses shuttered […]

School Anxiety and First Children Services

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 Transitions and Balance programs, it’s often anxiety […]