Stepping Stones Celebrates the Season All Month Long

December 19th, 2019

The month of December was full of fun for The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School.  The December festivities began when Mr. Matt from Turtle Dance Music stopped by for an out of this world performance on Tuesday, December 10th.   The school gymnasium was filled with laughter and music as Mr. Matt invited members of the audience to participate in musical experiments and fun.

Then, on Tuesday, December 11th the students ventured to the Papermill Playhouse for a performance of Peter Pan followed by lunch.  On Thursday, December 12th Santa dropped by the school’s annual holiday celebration.  Everyone enjoyed holiday snacks, a performance by Music Mary, dancing, and mingling while they waited their turn to see Santa and receive a special holiday gift. 

Finally, on Wednesday, December 18th the Papermill Playhouse’s Children’s Theater Troop sang Frozen songs in the school’s gymnasium.  Popular favorites included Let it Go! After the performance, the Paper Mill crew spent time mingling with the students.

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, view the Stepping Stones School website here.  To request a tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand at (862) 210-8781 or

The Arc of Essex County hopes everyone had a wonderful holiday season and we wish you all the best in 2020.