First Children Services partners with school districts to provide what students require to succeed. We believe that creating unique public/private partnerships is key to success. We pride ourselves on accountability though documented outcomes and improved efficiency.  

First Children is a Department of Education Approved Clinic and Agency for Students Enrolled in Public Schools, Approved Private Schools for the Disabled and Nonpublic Schools using IDEA funds:

  • Independent Child Study Team Evaluations – Second Opinion Only
  • Child Study Team Diagnostic Services to supplement existing district CST services
  • Counseling
  • Home Instruction
  • Speech Therapy
  • Public School Home Instruction
  • Behavior Therapy


First Children’s Department of Education approved sites include:

  • 330 South Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023
  • 1256 Marlkress Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
  • 569 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520

First Children’s School District Services include:


Specialized Education Programs

First Children School in Fanwood, New Jersey

  • A New Jersey Department of Education Approved Private School for Children with Disabilities
  • Serving students in grades PreK-high school
  • Specialized programs focused on the needs of children who are medically fragile, developmentally, intellectually, or physically disabled, deaf or hard of hearing, and/or visually impaired.


Transitions Program in Cherry Hill and East Windsor, New Jersey

  • An small group, center-based home instruction program for students with school refusal due to anxiety and/or depression
  • New Jersey Department of Education approved clinic and agency for home instruction and counseling
  • Serving students in Grades 3–12
  • Full or half day instruction
  • Small group instruction that follows NJ Student Learning Standards
  • Individual and group counseling sessions
  • Related services including behavioral support and speech and language services


In-District Satellite Schools

  • First Children is approved to manage a First Children campus within school districts
  • Serving students in grades PreK-12
  • Instruction that follows NJ Student Learning Standards
  • Related services including behavioral, physical, occupational, and speech and language services
  • Life Skills Programs
Home and School Based Services 

School and Home Based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy

  • Serving children ages 18 months and older with autism spectrum disorder or related diagnosis
  • ABA therapy delivered in the school or home by therapist trained and eligible for certification (Registered Behavior Technician)
  • Supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
  • BCBAs will assist teachers, therapists and administrative staff in establishing more effective behavior plans, monitoring outcomes and will make recommendations for approaches that may be more effective in classrooms


Enrichment and Instructional Services


Specialized Staff Services


  • One-to-One Aides
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Translators
  • Behavior Support Staff
  • Job Coaches
  • Trained Paraprofessionals
  • Certified Teachers
  • School Social Workers 
  • Psychologists


 Staff Training and Certification

  • ABA in a Classroom Setting
  • ABA Fundamentals
  • Behavior Management
  • Functions of behavior
  • Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Safety Care 


Assessments and Evaluations

Behavioral Assessments

  • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VBMAPP)
  • Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS)
  • Assessment of Functioning Living Skills (AFLS)
  • Social Skills Assessments


Child Study Team Evaluations

  • Learning
  • Psychological
  • Social
  • Speech and Language


Behavior Consultation Services

Specialized Classroom Design


Behavior Management

  • Classroom Behavior Management
  • School-Wide Behavior Management
  • Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • Classroom Behavior Management


Social Skills Plans and Groups


Data Collection Systems and Reporting


 If you have any questions regarding First Children’s school district services in New Jersey, please contact Sonia Cohen, Marketing Director at 856-888-1097 Ext. 304 or email