New Community Corporation (NCC) Youth Services Department offers multiple educational opportunities for students and their families. After a little over one year of virtual learning, students are finally able to get back to in-person learning. All programs, including Community Hills Early Learning Center (CHELC), Harmony House Early Learning Center (HHELC), NCC after school program and Family Friendly Center after school program are open for the 2021-2022 school year.
During much of the pandemic, Essex County students were all virtual and unfortunately that’s not always the best way for them to interact, develop social skills and simply be kids and have fun. The transition back into the classroom setting has been “pretty good” according to Director of Youth Services Edward Morris. Taking all things into consideration, the students are doing great.
“Some students are experiencing being in-person for the first time in 15 months,” said Morris.
This year, for the safety of all students and staff, NCC Youth Services has mapped out plans to stay safe while resuming in-person programming. The after school program requires that all practice social distancing, wear masks and everyone who enters the building must complete a COVID screening. These guidelines are based on the New Jersey Department of Licensing.
The NCC after school program began on Sept. 7 and now has a waiting list for the 2021-2022 school year. To join the waiting list, click here.