Stepping Stones Welcomes Students Back with Fall Fun

September 11th, 2020

For the first time since mid-March, Stepping Stones students are back in the classroom, resuming in-person learning.  Since returning to the classroom on September 8, the students have been busy learning through regular, indoor lessons and via interactive, seasonal activities which take advantage of warmer temperatures, clear skies, and the outdoors.

In mid-September, the students and teachers headed outdoors for a seasonal nature walk complete with a lesson about apples.  The students enjoyed spotting different types of paper apples hidden in the trees, harvesting their finds, then tasting apples dipped in chocolate, caramel and peanut butter!

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 virtual tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand, Director of Early Childhood and Education at (862) 210-8781 or