We are an approved clinic and agency for public school and non public school home instruction and counseling by the New Jersey Department of Education. Our teachers are all certified by the State of New Jersey and maintain the proper certification for the subject to be taught.

Standard Home Instruction

First Children Services offers standard home instruction for students who are out of school due to school refusal, illness, or injury. We will also accept students who are on home instruction due to disciplinary issues, including expulsion from school.  Our instructors will work with a student in the home, our center in Cherry Hill, or an alternative setting such as a public library. We will use an assignment form that can be used by the school district home instructor assigner. We will also track students on a computer program so that we can keep accurate records of students served. We will work with the school district to determine how grades will be given. Some districts prefer their own teachers to assign grades, while others allow our  teachers to provide grades. We will provide a monthly progress report for all students that receive home instruction.  The school districts make teacher email addresses available to our teachers for consistent communication. The district will also provide copies of text books and any other materials that the classroom teacher requires for assignments.

For more information on our Standard Home Instruction, please contact:
Susan Goldman, Director, Specialized Educational Services
Phone: (856) 888-1097 Ext. 308
Email: sgoldman@firstchildenservices.com


Therapeutic Home Instruction 

Therapeutic home instruction provides instructors for students that need home instruction due to anxiety challenges and school refusal. Our NJ certified teachers  have been specifically trained to work with students with anxiety challenges, and in addition to educating the student, they introduce techniques that assist students in reducing anxiety. Instruction is focused on work provided by the school district.  Our home instructors work with students in a variety of settings including our center in Cherry Hill, public libraries, and in the home.

Balance Program

The Balance Program is a center-based  home  instruction program located in Cherry Hill.

The Balance Program offers:
  • Individualized instruction in a small group setting
  • NJ certified teachers
  • Instruction based on work provided by the district teacher or by our teachers
  • Opportunity for students to interact with peers
  • Minimal distraction environment
  • Next day admissions
  • Short term/flexible stay length
  • Discounts for multiple students

Our Balance home  instruction program is located at 1256 Marlkress Road in Cherry Hill.

For more information on our Therapeutic Home Instruction or Balance Program, please contact:
Melissa Langford, Director, Transitional Education Services
Phone: (856) 888-1097 Ext. 303
Email: mlangford@firstchildenservices.com