The ECLC school in Ho-Ho-Kus helped children get an A+ on safety this school year! Parents and other caregivers learned from experts, first-responders and others on how to keep children safe at ECLC of New Jersey’s Community Safety Awareness Fair on Sept. 29! The free event included:

The Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department was just one of the community partners who supported the event.
  • Autism Speaks with information on keeping children with autism and other special needs out of harm’s way.
  • Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department’s fire safety house, where children learn and practice what to do in the event of a fire.
  • The New Jersey Poison Control Center giving advice on how to treat a child who has eaten something toxic.
  • Ho-Ho-Kus Board of Health & North West Bergen Regional Health Commission helping to prepare residents for the winter season by giving flu shots from 10–11:30 a.m.
  • Bergen County Sheriff’s Gold Star ID Program offering a free photo ID Card for children with autism or developmental disabilities; and adults over the age of 65 with dementia. The Gold Star ID card provides first-responders with vital medical information in the event of an emergency or when an individual is not able to provide the information on their own.
  • Free Face painting and games for children to enjoy.
  • Certified Financial Services professionals with advice on avoiding financial pitfalls.