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The Learning Center for Exceptional Children

Learning Center for Exceptional Children logo - private special education school - Clifton NJThe Learning Center for Exceptional Children
199 Scoles Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07012
Phone: 973-478-4866


Population Served:
ADD/ADHD, Apraxia, Aspergers, Autism, Behavior, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Intellectual/Cognitive Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Psychiatric/Mood Disorders, Speech/Language, Visual Impairments

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

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

Program Description:
African American male student working in culinary program - special education private schoolThe Learning Center for Exceptional Children strongly believes in the education of the whole child. We provide a therapeutic program that focuses on the academic, behavioral, and social emotional growth of each child. We provide speech, occupational, and physical therapies, as well as counseling and behavioral supports. Our teachers are highly qualified and work diligently to exceed the educational standards set forth by New Jersey. Technology is infused in each child’s day through the use of computers, laptops, iPads, and smartboards.

Hispanic young male student receiving physical therapy - private special education school Clifton NJWe work diligently to help our students become productive citizens within their community. We have an extensive transition program that exposes students to a wide variety of work experiences within our building including childcare, culinary arts, landscaping, home maintenance, and office skills. As students progress in our transition program, they benefit from a variety of work experiences outside of the school setting. Our students are afforded the opportunity participate in externships at local businesses within the community.

LCEC utilizes a multi-sensory approach to teach reading and writing. Our teachers incorporate visual imagery, hands-on manipulatives, music, and technology to assist the students in the learning process. Several of our teachers are trained in Lindamood-Bell reading techniques.

private special education school - male student in swimming instruction in Clifton NJLCEC has a wide-ranging visual and performing arts program that culminates in three large performances a year. Our students may act, sing, dance, as well as become set designers, or stagehands. After school programs are available for all of our students including dance, gardening, keyboard, Rotary Interact, and art.

Our facility is located on 6 acres of land with large baseball/soccer fields, a playground area, and an outdoor splash pool. Within our building, we have an indoor swimming pool, a full size gymnasium, and a fitness center. All of these amenities are integrated into our program throughout the school day.