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Celebrate the Children

Celebrate the Children is a coeducational private special needs school for students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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CTC is a State approved, non-profit, school for children with alternative learning styles resulting from relating and communicating disorders. The school was founded in January 2004 as the first school in NJ to utilize the DIR/Floortime model. CTC offers a comprehensive educational program that meets the NJ core curriculum contents standards while offering a multi-disciplinary, developmental approach. Celebrate the Childrenis one of the first schools to use the DIR model to fulfill the requirements of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. We are at an important time in the history of education as many people, including public school districts, are recognizing the needs for approaches for special needs children that look at overall development and target documented deficit areas such as abstract thinking, problem solving, independence, self-esteem, emotions, language, and social interactions in a natural and supportive setting.On-site classrooms provide a comprehensive education for our students that meet the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. These classrooms provide a supportive learning environment for students who are not yet ready to participate in their home district programs or their home districts do not yet offer a program to support their needs. The curriculum incorporates all components of the Celebrate the Children program with a heavy focus on independence, abstract thinking and social skills preparing them for less restrictive environments. Parent and sibling training and support include on-site DIR and behavioral training for parents, facilitated play sessions with siblings, and support groups for both parents and siblings. The goal behind this service is to empower family members with an understanding of the student’s individual profile that will result in positive and meaningful relationships. Research projects currently underway: ‘The Efficacy of DIR Programs in Educational Settings’. Developmental Individual Relationship-based Intervention/Floortime™ Model has over 30 years of worldwide success founded by Drs. Greenspan and Wieder. Visit for more information and training on the DIR approach.




Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 111
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 2
Kindergarten 5
1 4
2 9
3 6
4 9
5 13
6 8
7 15
8 6
9 13
10 6
11 4
12 11

Celebrate the Children's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Celebrate the Children's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 85% Male / 15% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 86%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 2%
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