Hoboken Early Childhood Advisory Council (HECAC)

HECAC 2018

The Hoboken Early Childhood Advisory Council (HECAC)
is a group of parents, educational practitioners, and community members whose mission is to support high quality preschool program implementation for the children and families of Hoboken, New Jersey.

One of the core responsibilities of HECAC is to gather feedback on a regular basis from families of preschool students to help ensure the program is meeting their needs. The analysis from the data collected by these regular surveys are delivered to the district and program administrators to incorporate into program implementation. This work is carried out by the Needs Assessment Committee.

The Transition Committee works to ensure a smooth transition from PreK3 to PreK4 and also onto Kindergarten and beyond through 3rd Grade. One example of the committee’s work is a collaborative partnership with the Hoboken Public Library on a “Getting Ready” program a few weeks before the start of the school year to help children and families get excited about moving up to a new grade.

Finally, the Community Engagement Committee’s focus is on informing the community of activities and accomplishments of the Early Childhood Program. For example, the committee has developed informational material to assist families of children with special needs in getting access to various district and community resources. The committee also engages in community outreach via social media through Facebook, Twitter, and Medium. Check us out to learn more!


If you are interested in contributing to the work of the council as either a Parent Representative or Community Representative, please refer to the application forms below. HECAC meets 5-6 times a year for in-person meetings and works collaboratively in committees in order to accomplish our goals.

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