Phone: 973-677-4000 ext. 1906
Degrees and Certifications:
Maria DeFalco, BSN, RN, CSN
Hi my name is Maria DeFalco and I have been the preschool nurse with the Orange Early Childhood Program for 17 years now. I graduated with my BSN from The College of NJ (TCNJ) and then did my School Nurse Certification @ Caldwell University.
I love meeting all the children and parents/guardians for the first time at registration and I am responsible for ensuring that all proper documentation is handed in to start school (i.e. physicals, up-to-date immunizations, asthma action plans, food allergy action plans, seizure action plans, or any other documentation I may need to take care of your child's health needs).
I cover all the preschool classes at: OECC, Rosa Parks-Central, Heywood, Forest, Oakwood, and MCDC.
During the school year I am very involved in the classrooms working with the children to teach them proper Handwashing, Toothbrushing, Healthy Nutrition, Healthy Hearts, etc.
I am responsible for many screenings as well: heights & weights, vision & hearing, blood pressure, and dental.
And in addition to all of the above, of course I am here for your child if they are sick or injured. Therefore it is always very important to make sure I have current, accurate emergency phone numbers in case I need to reach you throughout the school day.
I look forward to partnering with you to keep your children happy and healthy so they may learn to their fullest potential.
I am usually in my office at the end of the day so please feel free to stop by at anytime!
I can always be reached at (973) 677-4000 ext. 1906
Phone: 973-677-4000 ext 1806
Degrees and Certifications:
Linda Vicci, BSN, RN
Hi, my name is Linda Vicci and I am a preschool nurse for the Orange Early Childhood Program. I graduated from Villanova University with my BSN.
This is my 4th year working in the preschool program in Orange. Prior to that, i worked for 10 years as a part-time school nurse for 2 other districts in NJ.
I have worked with all grade levels and especially love working with preschoolers.
I cover all the preschool classrooms at: OECC II @ Scholars, Norjenes, Blessed Hope, Valley Settlement House and West Orange Community House.
As a preschool nurse, I am responsible for reviewing the students' records in order to identify any special health needs such as: asthma, food allergies, other allergies, seizures, or any other condition that I need to be aware of in order to properly care for your children.
Other responsibilities include performing vision, hearing, height and weight screenings. Additionally i provide classroom instruction on handwashing, toothbrushing, heart health and nutrition. And I am always available if your child is sick or injured at school.
I look forward to working with you and your children to promote their health and learning.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime @ 973-677-4000 ext. 1806.