The following mission and vision statement has been created by our Early Childhood Education Advisory Council

Early Childhood Education Advisory Council 

Early Childhood Education Advisory Council (ECEAC) was designed to support the efforts of the Office of

Early Childhood.  The goal of Passaic Early Childhood Education Advisory Council is to support children

and families.  The responsibility of the Council include providing recommendations for planning and

implementation of the program and participating in the development of the Preschool Program Plan.  The

Council’s community partners include:  Head Start Program, Children’s Day Nursery and Family Center,

Amerigroup, Advocates for Children of NJ, William Paterson University, Catapult Career Starters. 

If you are a preschool parent, grandparent or a community agency/business and are interested in

participating in quarterly meetings contact Bernadette Velez at: or

973-470-5500 ext. 2170.    

Mission Statement

In partnership with the parents and the community, our mission is to provide a high quality preschool education for all children in the City of Passaic, creating a program which provides experiences that are developmentally appropriate, inclusive, diversified, multi-cultural and enriching to instill a love of learning.

Vision Statement 

Passaic Public Schools seek to be a community where:

  • All members of the community come together in a supportive alliance to educate, inspire and encourage students.
  • There are high expectations for all students and staff.
  • All students grow to fulfill their full potential, to value lifelong learning, and develop confidence.
  • Each student develops into a contributing, responsible citizen.
  • Learning is challenging and purposeful.
  • Teaching and learning occur in a safe, drug-free and positive environment.
  • Students are prepared for success in school, the world of work and their personal lives in an ever-changing world.