Stepping Stones Footprint Expands; Shapiro Center Relocates to New Central Location

November 23rd, 2015

This Fall, The Arc of Essex County unveiled a new Stepping Stones logo and wrapped a seven month expansion and renovation project increasing the agency’s presence in Roseland.  By acquiring space on the first floor of the Stepping Stones School, The Arc of Essex County created a single space for all early intervention and education programs including Stepping Stones and The Shapiro Center.

The Arc of Essex County acquired the additional space from the Borough of Roseland in March 2015.  In the seven months that followed, The Arc built out the space to include two new therapy rooms, a sensory room, office space for The Shapiro Center, and a conference room.  The first floor features a new configuration and updated flooring, ceilings, and lighting fixtures.

The project concluded with an unveiling and open house on Tuesday, November 17th.  More than 30 people attended the open house to tour the new space and join The Arc of Essex County in thanking The Candle Lighters and the New Jersey Department of Education for their contributions to fund the project.  For additional information or to view the new facility, please contact Sue Brand, Director of Education and Early Childhood at The Arc of Essex County.

Please join The Candle Lighters for their annual Tricky Tray which benefits The Arc of Essex County on Sunday, February 28th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

Members of The Candle Lighters executive committee pictured with Linda Lucas, CEO of The Arc of Essex County.