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First Children School

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First Children School!

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First Children School in Plainfield, Union County is a New Jersey Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities serving students in grades PreK through high school. 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.


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First Children School is a stepping off point for children with disabilities who need highly specialized educational and therapeutic services for some period in their lives.

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First Children School utilizes the New Jersey Student Learning Standards curriculum, modified for the learning of our students. The preschool follows the HighScope as well as the Creative Curriculum. 

Every student receives instruction in mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, character education, music, and health. Classroom activities, as well as field trips, enhance the curriculum.

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Who we serve

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Visit our Family Support page with resources and tutorials for the families of our students

Family 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.

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Our Teachers of the Deaf provide in class support as well as individualized instruction. An audiologist provides consultative services and monitoring.

At FCS, our full-time teachers of the Visually Impaired provide individualized care and curriculum to students, as well as consultative sessions. We have state of the art braille writers, equipment and tools to fit every student’s needs. 

Students can receive 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, as well as push in services to the classroom.

Our teachers, staff and school nurses are trained in the total care of students that have significant medical issues.

Physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapy are provided individually as well as in small groups. Educators and therapists meet daily to discuss goals and treatment planning.

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.

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.

We utilize music, pet, and horticultural therapies in our curriculum. 

Our students learn to explore their environments. Field trips, community based instruction as well as interactive presentations help to broaden knowledge and generalize skills.

Vocational skills encompass a wide range of competencies needed for employment, including skills such as time management, effective communication, team work, positive attitude, and problem solving.