First Children School

Welcome to
First Children School!

First Children School in Fanwood, 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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