Info for Head Start & EHS Families

Info for Head Start & EHS Families

September 1, 2020

Dear Families:

Welcome to a new year of learning.

Center For Family Services is honored to have this opportunity to partner with you and your family.  Your child's success is our priority. Together we can help your child gain the skills that support long-term success in school and life.

Education is the first and most important step to a better future for children.  Our Head Start services support positive child outcomes. We strongly believe in the ability of each child to succeed and value your input as parents and guardians. Your continued involvement in your child’s early learning is vital to their success. We look forward to working together with you in a shared decision-making process that includes parents as partners.

As the Head Start/Early Head Start provider, we will continue to provide parenting education, parent leadership and family support services. Home visits and parent conferences will support your child and your family. Together we will help your child to advance in all areas of development. We invite you to learn more about Center For Family Services by viewing our website at centerffs.org

Enroll your child for the new school year by calling 856.964.2100.

We look forward to working with your child and your family.

Sincerely,

Clinton Connor
AVP/Head Start & EHS Director

Merilee Rutolo
Chief Operating Officer

 

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August 18, 2020

Dear Burlington County Head Start and Early Head Start Families:

The Office of Head Start has named Center For Family Services as the new provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services in Burlington County.

Center For Family Services is honored to have this opportunity to partner with you and your family.  Your child's success is our priority. Together we can help your child gain the skills that support long-term success in school and life.

Center For Family Services is a non-profit social service agency. We have a 100-year history serving children and families. Our broad range of services expand across New Jersey and include Head Start services in Head Start in Camden County. Last year we provided Head Start services to 700 Camden County children and families.

Both BCAP and Center For Family Services are committed to a smooth transition and continuity of services for your child and your family.

We invite you to participate in one of the upcoming virtual informational meetings via Zoom or by phone to learn more about the transition in services:

  • Monday, August 24st at 10am
  • Tuesday, August 25th at 6pm
     

Please check your email for the Zoom meeting link and phone number which will allow you to connect to the meeting via Zoom video or phone.  

To support continuity of services, all electronic and paper records of children currently enrolled or waiting to be enrolled in Burlington County Head Start or Early Head Start will be transferred from BCAP to Center For Family Services.

BCAP and Center For Family Services are working together to ensure there is minimal disruption in services for you and your family. In order to ensure smooth continuation of service, BCAP will transfer your child’s file to Center For Family Services. If you do not want us to transfer this file, you need to contact us in writing or by phone by August 21st to notify us of your decision to opt out.  If you do not contact us, we will assume you approve and transfer the data.

Education is the first and most important step to a better future for children.  Our Head Start services support positive child outcomes. We strongly believe in the ability of each child to succeed and value your input as parents and guardians. Your continued involvement in your child’s early learning is vital to their success. We look forward to working together with you in a shared decision-making process that includes parents as partners.

As the Head Start/Early Head Start provider, we will continue to provide parenting education, parent leadership and family support services. Home visits and parent conferences will support your child and your family. Together we will help your child to advance in all areas of development. We invite you to learn more about Center For Family Services by viewing our website at centerffs.org.  I understand that you may have many questions, and we look forward to sharing additional information.

We anticipate a positive and seamless transition process.  On behalf of our Board of Trustees and everyone at Center For Family Services, we look forward to working with you and your child.

Sincerely,

Clinton Connor
AVP/Head Start & EHS Director

Merilee Rutolo
Chief Operating Officer