Stepping Stones Visits the Liberty Science Center and Turtle Back Zoo

May 10th, 2018

The months of April and May were busy for the students of the Stepping Stones School.  In addition to their Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo celebrations, the students also ventured to the Liberty Science Center and the Turtle Back Zoo to enhance their studies.

On Friday, April 20th, Stepping Stones’ transitional kindergarten and primary classes visited the Liberty Science Center for the very first time to see the Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit.  While there, they also checked out the "I Explore" area where they played with light pegs, an air maze, and rice tables.  The day was complete with a brown bag lunch in the cafeteria.

Then, on Monday, May 7th the school participated in the annual Elks Festival at the Turtle Back Zoo.  The students had fun looking at the animals, going in the bird aviary, and riding the train and carousel. They enjoyed hot dogs and ice cream for lunch after receiving bracelets from a local Girl Scout troop and winning prizes by playing various games.

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