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Free Preschool for Newton NJ Students at Little Sprouts Early Learning Center

Free Preschool for Newton NJ Students at Little Sprouts Students ages 3 and 4 who reside in the Newton school district are invited to attend preschool at no cost at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center.   In addition to daycare and preschool, the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center offers care for children before and after school, as well as during the summer.   Enrollment in the center’s daycare and preschool programs is currently underway.   Interested parents are invited to schedule a tour of the facility by calling Little Sprouts or by completing a form on the website, .   The Little Sprouts Early Learning Center is conveniently located on the campus of Project Self-Sufficiency , across from Sussex County Community College, at 127 Mill Street in Newton.   The Little Sprouts Early Learning Center features separate classrooms for each age group, from infancy through preschool.   The center uses Creative Curriculum , the curr

Pregnant Women can Get Help from a Free, Personal Nurse

Kori Bodle Kori Bodle has faced several exciting challenges during the past few months, including launching a career, getting a driver’s license, buying a car, and planning a wedding.   Now pregnant with her first child, she considers herself fortunate to be able to rely on the advice from the personal nurse provided through Project Self-Sufficiency’s Nurse Family Partnership program, particularly as she navigates her first pregnancy during a pandemic. “I didn’t think I would be able to have children, so just getting pregnant was a surprise.   I’m 28 weeks pregnant now and I’m feeling great,” commented Bodle, who works as a Behavioral Technician at a Sussex County drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility and has started coursework towards the next step in her career.   “We had a case of Covid-19 at work, so I stopped working for a week.   I got tested and went back to work.   I want to get certified as a Peer Recovery Specialist.” Women who are pregnant with t

Pregnant Women and Parents of Young Children Can Find Help at Local Agency

Parents of infants and toddlers, or those who are pregnant with their first child, are invited to receive advice and support from a certified nurse or family support worker through Project Self-Sufficiency.   The agency offers a range of family support programs to income-eligible families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties.   The programs are free, voluntary and confidential.   Those who register prior to June 30 th and complete their first consultation can receive a $50 Shop Rite gift card. Participants in the agency’s family support programs receive free parenting tips, baby items, information about childhood health, and other topics from certified nurses or family support workers.   The programs combine one-on-one discussions with educational outings for mother and child to help parents boost literacy levels, address health issues, and help prevent potential developmental delays.   Women who are pregnant or parenting infants, as well as those with children up to t