Summer of Fun at Stepping Stones!

August 16th, 2017

The students of The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School have had quite the summer.

On Friday, August 4th, the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class used MyPlate to learn about different types of food and food groups. Then, on Wednesday, August 9th, the students had a special treat! They tasted pineapple, coconut, and mango. Cracking the coconut was the crowd favorite - watching the water pour out mesmerized the students. Another highlight of the day included a trip to the Roseland Farmers Market. There, the kids chatted with a local farmer and even got to take an ear of corn home!

Continuing the excitement on Thursday, August 10th, a Moana Luau party was held to celebrate the end of summer. All the Stepping Stones students dressed up like Moana and Maui—just like in the movie! The girls made flower headbands, while the boys made beaded necklaces. The party wasn’t complete without a hula dance, limbo, and some fruit smoothies.

While learning about food groups and the Polynesian culture sure was fun, the highlight of the month was Stretch the Silly Man! Students from Rainbow Child Care Center and Preschool in Roseland joined Stepping Stones on Friday, August 11th. Students were called up to take turns during the magic show and had an absolute blast!

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 brochure 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