Transitions Program East Windsor Location

First Children’s  Transitions Program is a small group, center-based home instruction educational program for students with school refusal due to anxiety and/or depression.   Our Central Jersey school refusal Transitions Program serves students in grades 5-12


The Transitions Program in East Windsor offers:

  • Full day programming (8:34am-2:45pm)
  • A therapeutic environment
  • Individual and group counseling with an emphasis on Mindfulness
  • Small group learning
  • Broad range of electives
  • Honors level courses
  • Diverse world language courses
  • Related services-on an individual basis
  • Behavior analyst consultation
  • Extended school year
  • Convenient location just minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike exit 8 and Route 33


The Transitions Program model was designed to meet the needs of New Jersey school districts… 

First Children is a New Jersey Department of Education Approved Clinic and Agency  for home instruction and counseling.  All Transitions Program teachers are NJ Department of Education certified and the program curriculum follows the NJ Student Learning Standards.  Students do not need a 504 or IEP to attend the program.  Transportation is the responsibility of the school district or parent.


Transitions Program  Counseling Services

Transitions Program counseling services are provided by our seasoned social workers who work closely with each student’s family and outside treatment provider to ensure continuity of care.  Counseling services include Mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, social skills, and family support.


Extended School Year

For more information on the Transitions Program Extended School Year services, please visit the extended school year webpage. 


Central Jersey School Refusal Transitions Program


569 Abbington Drive

East Windsor, NJ 08520


Contact the Transitions Program:

Program Social Worker:

Eric Cherson, School Social Worker

Phone: (856) 888-1097 Ext. 306




Jay Cohen

(856) 888-1097 Ext. 321



Sonia Cohen

(856) 888-1097 Ext. 304


First Children Services also offers our Balance Program for students who are not able to attend the Transitions Program. Central Jersey School Refusal Transitions Program