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Project Sussex Kids is the Sussex County Council for Young Children, an initiative of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families spearheaded by Project Self-Sufficiency. County Councils for Young Children are being established in all 21 New Jersey counties to bring together parents, caregivers, health, education and social service professionals to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration of services for children from prenatal through age eight.

haley Welcome to Project Sussex Kids! We are very excited to be offering such a valuable resource to the Sussex County Community! Our Parent Co-Chairpersons and Steering Committee are working hard to develop the Sussex County Council for Children, and we need your help. Work groups focused on topics such as Health & Wellness, Safety, Community Events, Education and other topics are currently in development. Join us to discuss the needs of your family and community.

The county will be divided into 6 regions – Newton area, Sussex area, Vernon area, Hopatcong area, Montague area, and Ogdensburg-Franklin area – with monthly day and evening meetings rotating through different sites in addition to a regularly scheduled meetings at the Project Self-Sufficiency campus.

To get involved, contact Haley McCracken at 973-940-3500 or at sussexkids@projectselfsufficiency.org.

Haley McCracken, Program Coordinator

Upcoming Events/Topics of Interest

General Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 17th, 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Child Trends, For Kids' Sake, Let's Get the Lead Out of the Water

Child Trends, Support for Foster Parents Means Better Lives for Foster Youth

Sussex County Disability Services Advisory Council, Members Needed

Child Trends, Connected at the Table: The Importance of Family Meals

Child Trends, Parental Depression: A Multi-Generational Threat

New Jersey Department of Children & Families, Licensed Child Care Centers Explorer

Newton Medical Center, Calendar of Events

For informational purposes only. Project Self-Sufficiency does not endorse the validity or content of these submissions.

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Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860 - Phone: 973-940-3500 - Fax: 973-940-3501 - Email: sussexkids@projectselfsufficiency.org
Made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Children & Families
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Project Sussex Kids connects parents in the Sussex County New Jersey (NJ) municipalities of Newton, Andover Borough, Andover Township, Branchville Borough, Byram Township, Frankford Township, Franklin Borough, Fredon Township, Green Township, Hamburg Borough, Hampton Township, Hardyston Township, Hopatcong Borough, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Ogdensburg Borough, Sandyston Township, Sparta Township, Stanhope Borough, Stillwater Township, Sussex Borough, Vernon Township, Walpack Township, and Wantage Township to resources for activities, education, parenting, childcare, recreation, health, wellness, safety, and support.