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  • Neighborhood House Receives Community Service Award (6/8/2019)

    On Saturday, June 8th, The National Association of University Women Plainfield-Brunswick Branch recently honored Neighborhood House for its landmark 82 years of service to children and families in Plainfield. Neighborhood House Executive Director Carol Presley accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The award was presented to her by former Neighborhood House Executive Director and NAUW member Evelyn Motley. We’re honored to have served Plainfield for over 80 years!


    Media Coverage
    TAPinto Plainfield
    Courier News
  • Neighborhood House’s 80th Anniversary (12/18/2018)

    The Neighborhood House 80th Anniversary Gala was a tremendous success! On September 27th, we hosted a full house at the Plainfield Country Club and enjoyed an inspiring and enlightening keynote by MSNBC host Joy Reid. Thank you to all those who attended and supported the important work that we do. The gala raised funds for a building expansion, state-of-the-art classrooms, safety and security upgrades, and a technology center to ensure that the children are prepared to succeed in a technology-driven environment. Without your support, we could not educate and invest in the next generation.

    If you didn’t have the opportunity to join us, you can show your support and donate today! Click here to donate.

    Check out the media coverage here:

    Courier News
    Courier News
    TapInto Plainfield

  • Our New Center Site! (2/12/2018)
    On Thursday December 7th, our Executive Director, Carol Presley, was joined by Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Superintendent Dr. Caryn D. Cooper, and Dean of the Union County College Plainfield Campus Victoria Ukachukwu for a tour and holiday toy drive to commemorate the opening of our new site. The new center, located at 33 Westervelt Avenue in Plainfield, features 8 state-of-the-art preschool classrooms.

    This location meets the increasing demand for affordable childcare by allowing us to accommodate 30 additional children raising Neighborhood House’s total enrollment to 320. We’re also thrilled to have provided 7 new employment opportunities for city residents. The new center features a recreation room for teacher trainings, meeting rooms, and an indoor play space. Each class has its own restroom and water fountain for the children.
  • Second Annual “Still I Rise: Conversations with Phenomenal Women” (2/12/2018)
    On November 03, 2016, we hosted our second annual fundraising show, “Still I Rise: Conversations with Phenomenal Women,” at the historic, Tony Award winning Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This unique and inspiring show featured dramatic readings performed by some of New Jersey’s most influential and trailblazing women including Tara Dowdell, President of Tara Dowdell Group; Dr. Maris Lown, VP of Academic Affairs at Union County College; Dr. Margaret McMenamin, President of Union County College; Arlene Quinones Perez, President of the Hispanic Bar Association (NJ); Debra Tantleff, Founding Principal of TANTUM Real Estate; and Wincey Terry-Bryant, acclaimed jazz and gospel singer.

    All of the proceeds from this fundraiser benefit our center expansion and renovation effort.

    Check out the photo gallery here!

    Here’s a look at last year’s media coverage:

    NJ Spotlight


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  • Neighborhood House Supporting Our Families (2/12/2018)
    One of our families is the recipient of the 2015 Courier News Wishbook program. Read about the Canahuis here.

Announcements

In the event that the Neighborhood House needs to close due to an emergency or severe inclement weather conditions, please check our Facebook page. An announcement will also be made over the following radio stations: WMGQ 98.3 FM

January
CPR/First-Aid Reminder

January

  • 2
    New Year’s Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • 16
    Martin Luther King Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • 18
    Parent Meeting

February
African American Awareness Month

  • 5
    HALF DAY BOE-Professional Development
  • 7
    HALF DAY-Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 14
    Friendship Day
  • 19
    President’s Day-SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 28
    Black History Month Program

March
Women’s History Month/Read Across America

  • 4
    HALF DAY BOE-Professional Development
  • 4
    Support Staff Appreciation Day
  • 6
    Picture Day (East)
  • 7
    Picture Day (West)
  • 8
    Parent Meeting-Dual Language Literacy
  • 11-15
    Scholastic Book Fair
  • 28
    Good Friday (SCHOOL CLOSED)

April
Month of the Young Child/Autism Awareness Month (Wear Blue)

  • 1-5
    Spring Break (SCHOOL CLOSED TO BOE STUDENTS)
  • 8
    Wear Blue for Autism Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness (Pinwheel)
  • 10
    Eid Al-Fitr (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • 15
    BOE Professional Development (HALF DAY)
  • 15
    Registration for Summer Program-School Age
  • 11-15
    Scholastic Book Fair
  • 20
    CPR Class
  • 24
    Administrative Professionals Day

May
“Pre-School To College Month”

  • 6
    BOE Professional Development (HALF DAY)
  • 6
    Nurse Appreciation Day
  • 6-10
    Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 8
    Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
  • 10
    Mother’s Day Tea
  • 15
    Family Worker Appreciation Day
  • 16
    Parent Meeting-Child Abuse & Neglect/Parent Involvement
  • 20
    S/C July Payment Due & S/C Field Trip Deposits-School Age & DOE
  • 24
    Rep Your College or High School Apparel
  • 27 & 28
    Memorial Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)

June

  • 4
    Primary Election Day (SCHOOL CLOSED) BOE
  • 6
    Meet & Greet-BOE
  • 7
    My Dad and Me Day
  • 10-14
    Ready, Set, Kindergarten! BOE Students Only
  • 19
    Juneteenth (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • 24
    August Summer Camp Payment Due-School Age & DOE
  • 27
    Last Day for Students (BOE ONLY)
  • 29
    CPR Class

July

  • 1
    Summer Program Begins
  • 4 & 5
    Independence Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • 4
    Independence Day Parade

August

  • 28
    Last day for Summer Program

September

  • 2
    Labor Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • 3 & 4
    STAFF TRAINING DAYS (CLOSED TO STUDENTS)
  • 5
    1st of School (Tentatively)

October
Hispanic Heritage Month/Speech, Height, Weight, & Hearing Screenings

  • 3
    Fire Safety Day (West)
  • 4
    Fire Safety Day (East)
  • 14
    Indigenous Peoples’ Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • 16
    National Boss Day
  • 17
    Parent Meeting-Open House/Child Development

November

  • 5
    Election Day
  • 16
    CPR Class
  • 27-29
    Thanksgiving Break (SCHOOL CLOSED)

December

  • 5
    Holiday Pictures (West)
  • 6
    Holiday Pictures (East)
  • 7
    Santa Train (Tentatively)
  • 20
    Classroom Holiday Celebrations
  • 24
    Winter Recess ½ Day (Early Dismissal)
  • 25-31
    Winter Recess (SCHOOL CLOSED)

Parent Meetings are held 4 times a year: January, March, May, and October. All Parent Meetings are virtual for the remainder of the year.

In the event of inclement weather, we will post closing and delay updates here on our website and our Facebook page.