Welcome to First Children School!
First Children School is located in Fanwood, New Jersey. We specialize in educating students with multiple disabilities including those who are medically fragile, developmentally, intellectually, or physically disabled, deaf or hard of hearing, and/or visually impaired.
Specialized Instruction and Support for Students with Complex Needs
Our Teachers of the Deaf provide in class support as well as individualized instruction. An audiologist provides consultative services and monitoring.Learn more >
We have a full time Teacher of the Visually Impaired who provides individual and consultative sessions to our students and staff.Learn more >
Students can receive one to one ABA as well as push in services to the classroom.
Our nurses are trained in the total care of students that have significant medical issues.
Parent Support Services
We have the best team available to educate and care for your child. And YOU are an important part of our team!
We have an open door policy, so parents are always welcome to observe classes or therapies. We also provide informational and support services, like our free weekly sign language class.
We have a full staff of nurses who are trained in the care of students who have significant medical issues.
We utilize music, pet, and horticultural therapies in our curriculum.
Life Skills Instruction
Our students learn to explore their environments. Field trips, community based instruction as well as interactive presentations help to broaden knowl-edge and generalize skills.
We offer a wide range of school based clinical services. These include Physiatry, Neurodevelopmnental, Audiology/Speech/Feeding, Orthotic, and Rehabilitative. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Extended School Year
Our 7-week long summer program gives new youngsters the opportunity to become acquainted with their new school in a particularly low-key environment, and it allows current students to maintain learning that is hard to retain over long summer breaks.
Physical, occupational, and speech/feeding therapy are provided individually as well as in small groups. Educators and therapists meet daily to discuss goals and treatment planning.