Stepping Stones School Welcomes Special Guests

July 23rd, 2018

The beautiful, summer weather has brought with it a wide range of engaging activities for the students of The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School. The Transitional Kindergarten spent time soaking up the sun as the class enjoyed water play and the playground. The students were elbow deep in the water tables and running through sprinklers to cool off. Later on, they were treated to ice cream from the Towne Scoop Ice Cream Truck sponsored by The Candle Lighters. During this annual visit, students learn the value of money and how to make change while selecting their favorite frozen treat.

As the summer continued, the students were greeted on Wednesday, July 18th by Leslie and Sean from the Paper Mill Playhouse who presented their Theater for Everyone program. Their entertaining performance of the popular children’s book Abiyoyo, was told through song, dance, and acting. On Friday, July 20th, the Primary Class students learned all about community helpers when Officer Mike from the Roseland Police came by to talk about what he does and how he helps the community. The students were in for a surprise when the police officer brought them outside to not only show his police car, but let them sit inside. The students even made their very own police cars during class to show Officer Mike.

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 visit the Stepping Stones website here. 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 sbrand@arcessex.org.