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


The Transitions Program in Cherry Hill offers:

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



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

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


Transitions Program  Counseling Services

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









South Jersey School Refusal Program


1256 Marlkress Road

Cherry Hill, NJ 08003




Contact the Transitions Program:

Program Social Worker:

Katherine Fearon, LCSW

(856) 888-1097 Ext. 302



Sonia Cohen

(856) 888-1097 Ext. 304



First Children Services also offers several home instruction programs for students who are not able to attend the Transitions Program.