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Community Coordinated Child Care Lead Agency

2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ 07065

New Jersey has established in all 21 counties - County Councils for Young Children (CCYC) to strengthen collaboration between parents, families, and local community stakeholders with health, early care and education, family support, and other service providers. This shared leadership philosophy includes parents as active partners with service providers and community leaders helping to identify the needs, aspirations and successes of our collective efforts to positively impact the health, education and well-being of children from pregnancy/birth to age 8. Funding was made available to establish a statewide network of local County Councils for Young Children (CCYC) by the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant. Community Coordinated Child Care was awarded “County Council for Young Children” in October 2014.

Jessica Olivera
Program Coordinator
973-923-1433 ext 141

Kim Wilson
Program Specialist
973-923-1433 ext 203

Forms & Documents


UCCYC Parent Leaders

Children's Café




Looking Back at 2022-2023

Union County Council for Young Children (UCCYC) consists of parents who have joined the Council since 2015. Parents who have become members have received ongoing leadership trainings and support. 


To empower individuals to advocate for themselves and their families about services within their community.


  • To have a council comprised of 51% of parents as active members and 49% of active community members.

  • Create an environment where parents can become independent seekers of their own solutions.

  • To reach out to parents through: Surveys, mail, focus groups, meetings, events and social media.

  • Offer parents: personal growth, support, trainings and workshops


Empower parents with the tools for future leadership.


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 

or contact the Program Coordinator Jessica Olivera at (973)923-1433 ext. 141  or at

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