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Bergen Center for Child Development

Bergen-Center-for-Child-Development-logoBergen Center for Child Development
140 Park Street
Haworth, NJ 07641
Phone: (201) 385-4857


Population Served:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Behavior, Blind, Brain Injury, Downs Syndrome, Intellectual/Cognitive Disabilities, LD/Dyslexia, Medically Fragile, Physical Disabilities, Psychiatric/Mood Disorders

Age Served:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, 18-21

Counties Served:
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic

Bergen Center for Child Development student at blackboardProgram Description:
Bergen Center for Child Development, Inc. was founded in 1968 by parents as a school for exceptional students with disabilities. For over 40 years, Bergen Center has continued to offer quality educational programming. Students come from all over New Jersey to experience the unique education offered by Bergen Center.

Bergen Center for Child Development students at graduationBergen Center for Child Development is a therapeutic school promoting the education and development of children with special needs. Students have the opportunity to grow and reach their potential in a warm and caring atmosphere.

The goal of Bergen Center is to provide an educational program that allows students to develop their individual potential. We believe that every student can become a vital member of the community.

Bergen Center for Child Development student with female teacherBergen Center employs an interdisciplinary approach to education. We design individual programs according to the developmental level of each student. Behavior programs are embedded into the learning environment. Students are encouraged to make connections with friends, the staff, and community members. We value the development of self-esteem. our program provides the opportunity for every student to celebrate the thrill of success everyday.

We offer a full range of educational and related services and enrichment programs:

  • Full day/10 month program: September – June
  • Extended school year
  • State certified and highly qualified teachers
  • Full time nurse on premises
  • Psychologist and social worker for students and families
  • In school Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Behavioral Specialist available to design individual programs
  • Community based instruction program
  • Physical educational program with playground
  • Individualized art and music program

Here at Bergen Center we believe that our students learn through making connections with friends, teachers, and the community. We develop programs to enhance life experience, self esteem, and appropriate behavior. Bergen Center is a non-profit state approved school for children ages 5 – 21.