BCCAP is dedicated to helping people in the community. Below are the stories of people who have had a positive experience with our services.
The program has helped me set goals that I have already halfway achieved. They have helped me build and become an even greater mother. They have given me a better understanding of things I was unsure of as a mother.Anonymous
Before our daughter was due to be born, I was able to obtain referrals for a State Registered Family Child Care Provider. I was given the information I needed to make a sound choice to meet the needs of our growing family. My daughter started with the provider at 10 weeks of age and continued there for several years. Because of the Home Based provider offering a smaller group setting, I was assured of the more one-on-one care that I felt a young baby needs, bonds were made that still exists to this day.Anonymous
The program has helped my awareness of milestones and the appropriate and safe ways to reach them. Also, they put me in contact with programs to further my family’s success and health.Anonymous
The program has helped me with child development, housing, setting goals for myself and my family, as well as local benefits.Anonymous
Almost 4 years ago, we had a teenage Mom sign her baby up for our infant room in the Browns Mills Early Head Start Program. She still had to finish her senior year in High School. She experienced life’s lessons on being a Mom of a little one who solely depended on her.
Her day consisted of dropping off her son to EHS at 9AM, going to school during the day and, after school, picking up her baby by 3PM. Her evenings were just as busy taking care of the baby, not only in the evening, but during the night when he would wake up for his bottle. She also had to squeeze in studying, homework, and let’s not forget the senior term papers. All of this was no joke for this new Mom, but she persevered through it all and got good grades to boot.
Graduation Day came and we honored her with a graduation card and a dozen red roses for a job well done.
Once she graduated, she then took on a full time job at McDonald’s. She worked hard working different shifts and taking care of her baby. Many days she came to our center looking so tired, but still, she kept going and worked her way up the ranks until she became a manager of one of the locations.
During all this time, she lived with her mother, but this past weekend she moved into her own place with her son, now 4 years old.
She is an amazing young woman that we are so proud of. She endured what it was like to sacrifice her own freedoms as a teenager to a strong woman who showed the world what can be done. Our hats are off to you, Alyssa. You go girl! Great Job!Donna Wilbur
As a first time mom, the program provides valuable info on child development and resources.Anonymous