“My son has learned so much since he has been at Bergen Center for Child Development. He has learned to be very organized and his talents are truly showing.”
At Bergen Center for Child Development, we offer an intimate learning environment. Students learn in ungraded classrooms where they are grouped based on skill level and instructional needs; they learn in small classes, or 1:1. The curriculum at Bergen Center for Child Development addresses the Core Curriculum Standards in all areas of academic instruction.
It is not just WHAT we teach, but HOW we teach that sets us apart. Using an individualized and differentiated approach, our teachers are able to meet the needs and IEP goals of every student. Technology plays an important role in academic classes and special subject areas, as our staff integrates current technological tools and programs to enhance the learning experience for each student.
Our elementary school reading specialist assesses each student’s language abilities and learning styles to help teachers develop appropriate reading goals. Individual, small group, and in-class support are offered. Teachers are trained to use a wide variety of reading strategies including Wilson Reading ®, Edmark®, Writing with Symbols®, and Boardmaker®. We use Lexia® reading software with all of our students – it is the only reading software compatible with Orton-Gillingham techniques like the Wilson Language System. The program allows our students to access this program at home and still be monitored by his/her classroom teacher.
To help students generalize skills, they go on outings to municipal buildings, local businesses, shopping centers, malls, and department stores.