School Tools

Essential School Tools: The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids’ Learning

Family Schedule: Trying to get back in the groove of the school year routine? Pinterest offers schedule ideas that may help.

18 Questions to Ask on Back to School Night

Family Health & Wellness

 Dental Insurance

Tooth decay remains one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood – and, it can be prevented! Good oral health practices at home and regular dental check-ups help children to have healthy teeth.

If your child doesn’t have dental insurance, he or she may qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicaid and CHIP cover children’s health services including dental services, such as teeth cleanings, check-ups, x-rays, fluoride, dental sealants and fillings. A family of four with income up to $48,500 or more may qualify. To learn more about programs in your state, call 1-877-KIDS-NOW or

If you’re on Twitter, learn more about year-round enrollment and participate in the conversation with #Enroll365.

FAQ on the Health Marketplace – Answers to Questions About the Affordable Health Care Act

The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. When you use the Health Insurance Marketplace, you’ll fill out an application and see all of the health plans available in your area. You’ll find out if you can get lower costs on your monthly premiums for private insurance plans. You’ll learn if you qualify for lower out-of-pocket costs. The Marketplace will also tell you if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Also see Young Adult Coverage.

CompleteCare Health  Network is a nationally accredited health system that provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to nearly 50,000 people annually.

Located at 335 North Delsea Drive in Glassboro, CompleteCare Medical & Dental Professionals offers a wide array of services to meet the needs of anyone in the community looking for great healthcare. Evening and weekend hours allow accessibility to care when patients need it most. CompleteCare accepts all forms of insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, NJ FamilyCare and Charity Care. Patients who are not currently insured can meet with on-site financial counselors to help them get coverage.

“Our Glassboro site offers patients a one stop site for all of their health needs,” said CompleteCare Director of Community Services, Meghan Spinelli. “Having medical and   dental in one building gives patients a home in their community for great healthcare.” Providers at the Glassboro CompleteCare see  patients for services   including primary care, pediatrics, podiatry and eye care. Scheduling an appointment is easy and can be done by phone or through a submission form on our website,

See more about the services CompleteCare has to offer in our June Newsletter

Low cost MRI and CT scans for individuals without insurance are available. For more information call Best Value NJ Imaging Center Location Finder at 888-380-6337 or download the Quest Diagnostic Patient Assistance Program Application

Gloucester County residents are eligible for Free Eye Exams provided by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired for both children over 4 and adults. All you need to do is call 856-384-6842. Exams take place at Shady Lane located at 256 County House Road, Clarksboro the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm to 3pm and new evening hours the last Wed of each month from 5pm to 7pm.

MedExpress Urgent Care accepts State of New Jersey Medicaid. Located at 875 Mantua Pike, (Rt. 45) Woodbury in the Southwood Shopping Center open from 9 am to 9 pm seven days a week. Just walk in, no appointment needed. Call center at 856-384-5949 for more info. You can also find more information on the HAC Announcement Board.


Gardening with Kids

gardening1To complement our March 2014 newsletter, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you get started gardening with your kids.  Be sure to check back for more ideas.

ABCs of Summer Fun (D is for Dirt)

Octavia and Vicky: Gardening with Kids

Gardening Tips: With Kids

Benefits of Gardening with Kids

Marlin Plants: Kids Corner

How to Garden with Kids: 18 Tips from It’s Playtime!!!

Tips for Gardening with Kids

5 Tips for Gardening with Kids

Children are Natural Gardeners: What to Plant

8 Tips for Gardening with Kids

Shopping and Discounts


Amazon office and school supply coupons

School supplies online – use RetailMeNot to get discounts, free shipping and percents off coupons.




Transportation:   Pathways to Work and School

Pureland Shuttle Schedule, and More

Cross County Connections

Delaware Valley Planning Commission

Gloucester County Main Transportation Web Site

Gloucester County Rural Shopping

Gloucester County Non-Emergency Transport

Gloucester County Veteran Transportation Services

Gloucester County Work/Vocational Transportation

New Jersey Transit Main Web Site




Advisory from PSE&G on alternate energy suppliers

Affordable Internet access from Comcast

To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:

  • Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  • Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
  • Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  • Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment