Bergen County Council for Young Children

Families Advocating for Change

BCCYC is a place where parents come together to be active community partners. Parents will share and learn about health, education, and the well-being of their children as well as offer ideas, opinions and solutions to build stronger connections for children and families within the community.

Program Goals

For Bergen County to become a strong and successful community with input from parents, caregivers, guardians, and other community members.

Expecting parents and families with children up to the age of 8-years-old are invited to engage in group discussion to:

  • Help community partners to identify issues and concerns that affect infants, young children and families.
  • Learn about and provide input in the development of community services for pregnancy, birth, early childhood, and school entry through age 8.
  • Ensure that state and local policies and practices recognize the strengths and meet the needs of families.
  • Advocate for school readiness and preparedness.

For more information, please contact…

Call Maryum Raheem at

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 201-986-5000 for more information.