Stepping Stones Students Enjoy a Halloween Celebration

A girl in pink glasses and a yellow shirt smiling as she pulls pulp from a carved pumpkin.

The ongoing threat of COVID did not damper the Halloween celebrations at Stepping Stones last month.  While the festivities did look a little different, fun was had by all.  Throughout the day, each class participated in seasonal activities including a 5-car-only, teacher and staff facilitated trunk or treat, and pumpkin painting, in addition to a pizza lunch followed by apple cider and donuts for all.  Some students chose to wear their costumes to school while others saved their spooky get-ups for family celebrations over the weekend.

The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School is a Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities serving children ages 3-10.  Located in Roseland, NJ, the school is designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of children with cognitive impairments such as Down syndrome and other students with similar educational and developmental needs.  For more information, or to request a virtual tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand, Director of Early Childhood and Education at (862) 210-8781 or