This group provides input in health-related issues and services in the community that impact:
Health/ pregnancy/ birth; infant/ child health and development including dental care.
Children with special childcare needs
Parent/ caregiver health- access to health insurance, routine medical care, dental. And access to related health services when needed- such as, smoking cessation, mental health, substance abuse treatment and more.
UCCYC works with many partners and Central Intake to provide our families with information on Health-Related Issues
Parents and community stakeholders working on the Handbook.
Community Resource Subcommittee
This group helps to identify available resources and services in the community to identify locations, access and gaps in services and helps to recommend improvement, as needed. Gaps might include transportation, language, and cultural barriers, etc.
Ongoing collaboration with the Staff from The Division of Social Services
Transportation meeting with riders
UCCYC has worked in collaboration with TriState Campaign to advocate for better and reliable transportation in Elizabeth NJ
This group discusses issues and concerns regarding:
Quality early care and education programs which may include—Child Care Centers, Family Child Care, Early Head Start/Head Start, Preschool, and Elementary School
Transitions for children and their families within early care and education settings—for example, from childcare to preschool or from Early Head Start/Head Start/Preschool to Kindergarten.
Children with special educational needs
Educational needs of parents and caregivers, for example GED programs, vocational training, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Community College, or other education opportunities
This group also explores opportunities in the community for children and families to have access to art, dance, music, and sport activities that are affordable.
UCCYC also provides parent workshops within our education subcommittee
Please join us and be the voice for your children, family, neighborhood, community, and county. You can become an independent seeker of your own solutions!
For more information on the Union County Council for Young Children (UCCYC), you can visit www.ccccunion.org
or contact the Program Coordinator Jessica Olivera at (973)923-1433 ext. 141
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.