Mission: The organization's mission is to help children with special needs and their families achieve their maximum potential by providing special education, therapy and intervention services of recognized excellence within a challenging, caring and nurturing environment.
Programs: The private school program is a dynamic special education program for preschool and multiple-disabled students 3 to 14 years of age. Half-day preschool sessions help preschoolers develop the play, social and basic readiness skills that lay the foundation for future success in school. Classes for students with multiple disabilities meet the needs of children who are delayed in two or more developmental areas and include extra individualized therapy and special instruction. The private school program combines individualized educational programs and intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy services to enhance the developmental and learning skills of each student. The program enrolls approximately 120 students from a ten county area of northern new jersey and operates 210 school days per year.
the organization's early intervention program provides special instruction and therapy services that promote the growth and development of infants and toddlers, aged birth to three years of age, who have identified special needs or are at risk for developing delays, including children with down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and autism. The early intervention staff of social workers, special educators, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists works with both the child and the family, providing parents with the knowledge and skills to help their child grow and develop. The early intervention program enrolls 100 children and provides more than 4,000 intervention visits per year.
the child care program provides a safe, supportive and nurturing program for children with or without special needs from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. A carefully planned curriculum is designed to promote growth in the areas of gross and fine motor abilities, cognition, communication and social interaction. The program offers the unique opportunity for children with special needs to get physical, occupational and speech therapy in the familiarity of their child care setting. The program is licensed by the state of new jersey, department of children and families to serve a maximum of 50 children.
comprises all other programs sponsored by the organization for children.