BELA places preschool and kindergarten students with disabilities in a typical early childhood educational center setting along with typically developing peers. Our mission is to provide a rich learning environment for students with disabilities and their typically developing peers. The program offers a full-day integrated preschool class and an integrated kindergarten class. Our goal is to see our students move on to an integrated elementary school setting.
A structured curriculum, Curiosity Corner and Kinder Corner, related services, and enrichment activities in physical education, art, and music are all components of the BELA program. Instruction is delivered in an integrated/inclusive manner where all students learn together. Related services are provided as per the student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) via an integrated approach with opportunities for individual therapy and/or small group instruction. Parents also have the option of registering for before- and after-school day care services at an additional fee.
For more information regarding before and after care at BELA, please go to Bergen County Technical Schools, Day Care web page.
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Program components include:
- Supportive Learning Environment
- Instruction delivered in integrated settings with all students learning together
- Integrated therapies
- Social interaction with age-appropriate peers
- Developmentally appropriate Curiosity Corner Preschool curriculum
- Developmentally appropriate Kinder Corner Kindergarten curriculum