Newark CARES Network (NCN) was launched in May 2022 by NTE in partnership with Unified Vailsburg Services Organization (UVSO) and Clinton Hill Community & Early Childhood Center (Clinton Hill). 

This staffed network is the culmination of intentional learning by this partnership from Family Child Care educators, families who use FCC, and national experts. In order to reap the full potential of culturally sustaining, strengths-based care for diverse early learners and their families, we established a demonstration network that centers families’ early learning, connections to resources, and daily leadership opportunities. We are well-positioned to serve as core hub co-partners leading citywide early learning networks in the future. To review the conceptual framework and other materials, please go to: