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Essex County Council for Young Children: Birth to 8-Make It Great!

The purpose of County Councils for Young Children is to create an environment where parents/families come together with providers and other community members as active partners to identify, discuss the NEEDS, CONCERNS, HOPES, DREAMS, and SUCCESSES, regarding issues that affect the health, education, and well-being of children from pregnancy to 8 in Essex County. The Essex County Council for Young Children, ECCYC, is a partnership between Programs for Parents, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, (SPAN) and Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey (PCANJ). 

Speak out! Be heard!

Join the Council to share your voice with other parents, local and statewide leaders , and to impact your community. 

Funded by: New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Meet the Staff: 

Monique Dujue Wilson
ECCYC Project Coordinator, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
(201) 932-6585
Ronda Littleton-Johnson
ECCYC Project Coordinator, Programs for Parents
What families/professions are saying about this project: 

The Essex County Youth Council meeting that I attended was beyond my expectation.  It was an outstanding event that left a mark on me. I was motivated and inspired by the information provided. I walked into that room not knowing what to expect and walked out with greater conviction for helping children and their families.  - Community Member

Parents had this to say about attending Council Meetings:

  • Looking forward to actively participating on the committee
  • Looking forward to joining
  • Looking forward to the councils potential
  • I am impressed with content of meeting.  It has exceeded my expectation for more than I bargained for.  
  • I enjoyed the meeting very much.  I learned a lot.
  • Well organized with on-point information
Key Resources of Interest: 

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Link to specific resource in Resource section:

Monique Dujue Wilson
ECCYC Project Coordinator
Ronda Littleton-Johnson
ECCYC Project Coordinator