Bergen Center For Child Development

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (201)385-4857
  • Bergen Center for Child Development was founded by parents as a non-profit school for the disabled in August 1968.
  • Since then, BCCD has continued to offer quality programming for multiply disabled students, aged 5-21, from the local counties of northern New Jersey.
  • A comprehensive academic school program is designed to meet the needs of students with both behavioral and cognitive needs.
  • A token economy, social skills training and cognitive therapy are provided to ensure student`s success, administered by certified school psychologist and social worker. The school has an extensive transition programs and an extended school year program is available for enrolled students, as well as those from other programs. Instruction is IEP driven, and all related services are provided accordingly.
  • On-going program and student assessment is essential to meeting the needs of our students. Contact your school district`s child study team for enrollment procedures.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other school association(s)
ASAH Private Special Education
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedcognition, behaviors, learning differences
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students80 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeBergen Center For Child Development Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size5 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition paid by your local board of education.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAl Tagliabue
Admissions AssociateChristine Smith


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, CheeringBasketballCheering,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Rotary Interact Clu

School Notes

  • PHILOSOPHY & MISSION: The philosophy of the Bergen Center for Child Development is to educate the students using individualized instruction based upon present levels of educational performance.  Behavioral techniques and task analysis are utilized to facilitate the students` performance as provided by the sending district`s Child Study Team.  Each child receives an educational program based upon his/her academic, emotional, and social levels.  The goal of the school is to provide the students with skills necessary for successful adult living as contributing members of society.   The Bergen Center provides an individualized Education Program where each student progresses at his/her own pace.  By working together across disciplines, we are able to enable each student to reach their full potential. educational goals  by  provide them  with a learning environment that is flexible, supportive, and appropriate to their individual needs. : The Bergen Center for Child Development, Inc. was founded by parents as a non-profit school for the handicapped in August of 1968.  Since that time, Bergen Center for Child Development has continued to offer quality programming for multiply disabled students, ages 5 through 21, from the local counties of northern New Jersey. Bergen Center for Child Development is a Charter Member of the New Jersey Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped and a member of the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children. Our school is extremely proud that instructional strategies reflect the Common Core State Standards and various learning styles of our students.  Ongoing assessment is key to meeting the needs of our student population.  The program is designed to increase academic, emotional, social, pre-vocational, and life skills. Bergen Center for Child Development offers a ten-month program.  An extended school year is available for those students whose I.E.P. stipulates this service.  The school hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Transportation is provided by the sending district.  Hot lunches, under the Federal Child Nutrition Program, are prepared daily in our kitchen.  Free and reduced price lunches are available upon application by the parent. Our student body participates in a Food Drive during the holiday season and donates the proceeds to those in need.  Bergen Center for Child Development participates in an intramural School Basketball Team.  Games are played with other private schools, which provides our students with an opportunity to meet peers outside of the Bergen Center for Child Development environment.   A cheerleading team supports the players at various games. Student Council is an excellent opportunity for our students to learn about government and assist in enhancing their school environment.  Class representatives are elected every November and meet regularly to discuss school issues.  Student Council members are expected to conduct themselves as role models for their peers. Interact Club, sponsored by the Northern Valley Rotary Club, is a school-based club that provides service to the community.  Presently we assist with Bergen County Meals on Wheels, Therapy Dogs International and local nursing homes.  Special events at Bergen Center for Child Development allow parents/guardians to socialize and educate themselves about topics that are important to their family.  Parents/guardians are also encouraged to attend special events and field trips during the school day. At the end of the school year, every student is presented with a Bergen Center for Child Development Yearbook. This yearbook documents the many events at our school and is organized and assembled by staff and students.
  •  ADMISSIONS: Application to Bergen Center for Child Development is initiated by the local public school`s Child Study Team and/or  parent/guardian.     Please call our school for additioanl information and a tour. .  The Bergen Center for Child Development is located at 140 Park Street Haworth, New Jersey 07641Voice: (201) 385 4857Fax: (201) 385 - 4997
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  9/2/2015
Amazing school! Bergen Center has turned my daughter's life around. She isn't acting out anymore and she actually loves to go to school! The teachers are wonderful and have made incredible progress with her. For the first time she has friends at school. Everyone is so caring and hard working. It really is like a family there.
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5  7/24/2015
My son had completely shut down at his previous school. He stopped trying or caring and hated going to school. His behaviors were getting increasingly aggressive and defiant both at home and at school until he started attending Bergen Center for Child Development. I am amazed at how quickly my son has found himself again. He is confident and eager to learn again. He no longer is bullied and has been warmly welcomed and accepted by his peers. The small ratio of students to teachers is a huge plus as well. I know my son is getting the individual attention and instruction that he really needs and is truly thriving at Bergen Center! A hidden gem right in Bergen County! So happy we found this school.
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