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.

Documented Outcomes

Reduce out-of district placements
Return out-of-district children to district
Improve parent and staff satisfaction

Improved Efficiency
Reduce overall cost per child in-district
Reduce behavioral support costs
Utilize other funding streams (Medicaid; health insurances)


First Children’s School District Services include:


Specialized Education Programs

First Children School in Fanwood, New Jersey

  • 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 disabled, deaf or hard of hearing, and/or visually impaired.


Transitions Program in Cherry Hill and East Windsor, New Jersey

  • An educational program for students with anxiety challenges and school refusal
  • New Jersey Department of Education approved clinic and agency for home instruction and counseling
  • Serving students in Grades 5–12
  • Instruction that follows NJ Student Learning Standards
  • Individual and group counseling sessions
  • Related services including behavioral, physical, occupational and speech therapies


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 therapies
  • 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 and Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Translators
  • Behavior Support Staff
  • Job Coaches
  • Trained Paraprofessionals
  • Certified Teachers
  • School Social Workers and Psychologists


 Staff Training and Certification


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)


Child Study Team Evaluations

  • Learning
  • Psychological
  • Social
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech and Language
  • Behavioral Assessments


Behavior Consultation Services

Specialized Classroom Design


Behavior Management

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


Social Skills Plans and Groups


Skill Acquisition Program Development


 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