Programs for Parents (PfP) was invited to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on January 3, 2019, to commemorate the company’s 35th anniversary. Joining Dr. Beverly Lynn, CEO of Programs for Parents, in celebrating this milestone achievement were members of the board of directors, employees, parents, and quality child care providers. In her remarks to the audience at the NYSE, Dr. Lynn stated that ”While today is a day of celebration, it is also symbolic of the need for the business industry to participate in discussions that support working families. Child Care is, after all, everybody’s business.”
Programs for Parents is a non-profit organization which works to ensure that children get the best possible start in life. It does so by supporting children, families and child care providers in Essex County through advocacy and action, providing education and referrals, sharing best practices and helping families access available financial resources.
In 1984, a small group of early education professionals founded Programs for Parents with the belief that the care a child receives early in life critically affects their mental and emotional development. Since our founding over three decades ago, experience has confirmed that belief and our knowledge and work has expanded to meet the ever-increasing need to help nurture children in their formative years. It is estimated that Programs for Parents has provided services to over 200,000 children and families over the past 35 years.
Programs for Parents’ primary objective is to link families with high-quality child care programs and providers. In support of this, we also offer professional development training that enhances the knowledge, skills, and ability of child care providers to offer evidence-based, high-quality programming. Programs for Parents is the largest agency of its kind in New Jersey. It has evolved from a child care resource and referral agency to an organization offering a full range of services, including professional development, technical assistance, and parent education. PfP serves as the principal advocate for child care services in Essex County.
If you would like more information about Programs for Parents or its work, please call Joshlyn Adams 973.733.4052, or email Jadams@programsforparents.org