Stepping Stones Students Celebrate Fall

A girl in a striped shirt and pink glasses holds a small pumpkin in one hand.

The students at The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School have been celebrating the autumn season with a variety of fun activities.

For the annual fall festival, students enjoyed picking pumpkins from the lawn near the school, riding the toy roller coaster, and making bubbles together.

On Halloween, Stepping Stones welcomed the return of Trunk or Treat, with a collection of car trunks decorated by staff and parents, including themes such as Encanto, Minions, a medieval castle, and a Dia de los Muertos. The costume-wearing students gleefully visited each car to collect their special treats.

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 tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand, Director of Early Childhood and Education at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1271 or