Elementary School

Preschool & Elementary

Toddler Playgroup

Our Special Toddler Playgroup began in December 2012 and has been a great success. This program provides support services to children ages 12-36 months who demonstrate delays with their physical development. Staff work along side parents to assist their children with developmental play activities. 

The toddlers participate in such activities as language stimulation, socialization, educational/play activities, assistive technology, and our therapeutic movement room.

If requested by parents, toddlers can receive an evaluation by Dr. Armento who is a pediatric physiatrist and the Agency's Medical Director. Our toddlers are also welcome to utilize our clinics for adaptive equipment and for braces.

Our goal is to help the children reach their maximum potential while socializing with new friends. While sharing our many specialized resources with this group, our staff is excited about meeting the needs of these young children and their families.

Thanks to generous support from the Elks the program is free of charge and meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

For more information call the Agency at 973-772-2600.



The Pre-school Program features an exceptional educational and therapeutic team approach that best serves young children with various developmental abilities. Three to five year olds attend full day sessions Monday through Friday. The team works closely with parents, physicians, specialists, and child study teams in order to best meet the children's individual needs. As the students reach age five, they are then moved to an elementary  classroom.



Elementary School

The  Elementary School Program includes students ages five through fourteen, who have various developmental abilities, that warrant the need for special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The special abilities of our students vary, ranging from minimal to severe impairment. A staff team approach is utilized in order to provide the students with an optimal program. The curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. The teachers and specialists use this curriculum to develop appropriate goals and objectives for each student. Students grade 3 through 8 take NJASK or APA.

Contact Us
North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency1481 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
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Phone: 973-772-2600
Fax: 973-772-5171