Get Ready to Read! is a service of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.  The website is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills before entering kindergarten.

Read Kiddo Read has been assembled by the beloved author, James Patterson.  The site provides tips and book ideas for reluctant readers.

Great Preschool Apps

Duck Duck Moose (iOS and Android) Free duckduckmoose.com

Toca Boca (iOS and Android) $2.99 tocaboca.com

Sago Mini (iOS and Android) $2.99 sagomini.com

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame by Sesame Street Workshop (iOS and Android)

Build and Play; Build and Play 2 by Croco Studio (iOS and Android)

First Words Sampler by Learning Touch (iOS and Android) Free Ages 3 and up.

RelationShapes by VizuVizu (iOS and Android) Free Ages 3 and up.

Play and Learn Science by PBS Kids (iOS and Android) Free Ages 3 and up.

How much screen time is okay?

"American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children's Media Use

Digital Media & Learning Resources:  Fred Rogers Center

Bergen Resources provides a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for families in Bergen County.  They are sponsored by Bergen's Promise

Partnership for Maternal and Child Health:  The Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey is a non-profit organization that is committed to improving the health of women, children, and families.

Meadowlands Family Success Center:  The Meadowlands Family Success Center (MFSC) is a family oriented, community-based, neighborhood gathering place for all residents in Little Ferry, Moonachie, as well as the surrounding communities.

Bridges Family Success Center:  A community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering place where community residents can go for family support, information, and services. The Family Success Center’s goal is to enrich the lives of children and adults by making families stronger and empowering them to succeed. 

HIPPY Program:  Their mission is in the partnering with parents to help prepare their children for success in school.

Family Support Organization of Bergen – Their mission is to:

  • provide support, advocacy, and education to families, caregivers, and providers of children with mental, emotional, and behavioral needs;

  • ensure that the highest quality child–centered & family friendly approaches to service delivery are created and maintained throughout Bergen County;

  • provide a forum in which families, caregivers, providers, and other concerned individuals work collaboratively to identify needs, service barriers, resources, and appropriate, effective, and timely ways to intervene; and

  • provide the resources necessary to support strong, community–based support programs.

The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources - The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, a Program of Children’s Aid and Family Services, provides substance abuse prevention, education, information, and referral services to county residents, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, municipal alliances and social service agencies. 

Kinship – Care Plus -  Provides two programs:

  • provides caregivers (having custody of a child that is not yours/not adopted) with financial assistance (up to $500 annually) 

  • legal guardianship assists caregivers in obtaining guardianship through family court

 

Greater Bergen Community Action - At GBCA Head Start/Early Head Start, our goal is to not only get your child ready for kindergarten, but to prepare your entire family for life beyond the program. Our extensive services and resources range from early childhood education to health, nutrition, parent education, family counseling, financial counseling, and more

 

Special Needs

  • ARC of Bergen/Passaic County

    • Early Intervention = Infant/Toddler (birth – 3 years old), Our Time Class (20-36 months old), and Intact (case management, counseling services, training's for parents with disabilities)

    • Family Support = Information and referral, companion program, respite, case management, support group, autism respite, after school programs, Saturday programs, service funding

    • Recreation = Canteen dances & Rainbow Summer Day Program

 

updated 12/18/19 dfagnan

Ridgefield Park Public Library        107 Cedar Street   Ridgefield Park New Jersey  07660

201.641.0689        Contact:  circ@ridgefieldpark.bccls.org

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