Jessica Misla, Coordinator

Speaks Spanish/Hablo Español

Phone: (845) 353-7291


Hours:    Monday - Thursday  8:30 am - 2:30 pm







VCE Family Resource Center Announcements


    Free breakfast and lunch is available for pick up for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch during the school year.  Meals can be picked up at the following two locations:

    Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack NY 10960

    Monday and Wednesday:  9:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Waldron Terrace Housing Complex (Parking lot) 15 Highview Ct., Nyack NY 10960

    Monday and Wednesday:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center

    Click here for a video message from your Nyack Family Resource Centers!

    Haz clic para ver un mensaje de sus Centros de Recursos para Familias de Nyack!


    We are here FOR YOU!

    Estamos aquí PARA USTED!

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center
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PRE-K Registration OPEN NOW!

Statewide Full Day Application 2020-2021 3 18 20.pdf

 2020-2021 SPANISH Full Day NR NY SO SU Pre-K Application 3 20 20.pdf  

PreK FAQ Sheet.pdf 

Pre-K and Statewide Full Day Pre-K Information Sessions are for parents who have a child who will be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021, and live in one of the following school districts*: Clarkstown, Nanuet, North Rockland, Nyack, Pearl River, South Orangetown, and Suffern Central. 

To register for a session, please  go to the Childcare Resources of Rockland website at  All sessions will be held in English, and a Spanish speaking staff member will be available during the February 10 and February 24 calls to assist anyone who may need something translated. Each session will last about one hour. Pre-registration is required. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
12:30 pm - CLOSED  |  6:30 pm - CLOSED

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 
12:30 pm
6:30 pm 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
12:30 pm - CLOSED  |  6:30 pm - CLOSED

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 
12:30 pm 
6:30 pm - CLOSED  (English; a Spanish translator will be available)

For more information, please contact Jenine Valentino | 845-425-0009, x460.




 FAQ_COVID_Vaccine_1 15 21.pdf 

United Way COVID 19 Resource List:  United Way COVID 19 Resource Guide April 2020.pdf 

Legal Remedies/Remedios Legales – COVID 19:  Legal Remedies Covid-19.pdf     Remedios Legales - Covid 19.pdf 

For the latest COVID 19 information go to:

Filing for Unemployment:

Relief for Workers/What You Need to Know About the CARES ACT:  CARES ACT info April 13 2020.pdf 



The Family Resource Center (FRC) is here for ALL families.  Please stop by or call if you have any questions or concerns: 845-353-7291

Please feel free to call the Family Resource Center if you have any questions, concerns or would like community resource information.

Parent involvement in school has been shown to be an important factor in academic success.  The Valley Cottage Elementary School Family Resource Center offers many programs and services for children and families.  We invite you to stop in anytime!

  • Preschool Story Hours
  • Free Books
  • 5th grade Girl's Circle/Boy's Council
  • Parenting workshops
  • Give and Take Books
  • Family Fun evening programs
  • Drop in Support
  • Connections to school and community resources
  • Health and Wellness programs and information
  • Kindergarten readiness programs



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Donation Station

DONATION STATION is a service provided by all Nyack Family Resource Centers to help families with specific items in times of great need or crisis.  For example: school supplies, clothing, book bags, and furniture.  

This project is aimed at matching specific needs anonymously.

The way it works is this: when the Family Resource Center hears about a child or family needing something, it will send out an email to all parents who have volunteered to be on this list. Whoever has the needed item, will hit “reply all” and let everyone know that they’ve got it covered and bring in the item to the Center.

Please feel free to contact the Center if you either need donations or if you would like to be on the list. Please email me at

Jessica Misla:  Coordinator  - Telephone  (845) 353-7291
email: -

Estación de Donación es un servicio  provisto por todos los Centros de Recursos Para Familias de Nyack para ayudar a las familias con artículos específicos de forma anónima en momentos de gran necesidad o crisis. Por ejemplo: materiales escolares, ropa, mochilas y muebles.

La forma en que funciona es la siguiente: cuando el Centro de recursos de la familia se entere de un niño o una familia que necesitan algo, enviará un mensaje de correo electrónico a todos los padres que se han ofrecido como voluntarios para estar en esta lista.  Quien tiene el elemento necesario, hace clic en "responder a todos" e informará a todos que lo tienen cubierto y lo llevará al Centro.

No dude en ponerse en contacto con el Centro si necesita donaciones o si desea estar en la lista. Por favor envíeme un correo electrónico a

 Jessica Misla: Coordinadora (845) 353-7291




  • The Rockland 21C is a non-profit organization, founded in 1996, that provides best practices, professional development and FRC coordinator support and training.  The Rockland 21C supports FRC programs in Rockland’s eight school districts, Rockland BOCES, teacher centers, colleges, government and business leaders, as well as numerous public and private agencies.  The Rockland 21C is the very first organization in the nation to develop a county-wide 21C model.    


  • The results of a 2016 United Way focus group on growing and emerging needs in education, income and health in Rockland County identified the Family Resource Center as a SOLUTION to the barriers that prevent Rockland County residents from having their needs met and/or accessing existing services!   
  • Nyack FRCs rank 1st in the county with the number of basic needs and social service requests answered, reflecting the strong relationships they have built with the community.
  • Nyack FRCs lead the county in family and community engagement programming, welcoming parents and encouraging involvement in their children’s learning.