Bergen Center For Child Development

  • 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.

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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 Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedcognition, behaviors, learning differences
Year Founded1968
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesTuition paid by your local board of education

Student Body

Total Students80 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Bergen 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 DirectorJon Sinclair
Admissions AssociateDarsy Rodriguez


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, CheeringBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Rotary Interact Club

School Notes

  • To provide the kind of atmosphere and learning experience that enables each student to realize his or her maximum potential while maintaining the optimum level of self worth.
  • We strive to provide an educational program that allows students to develop their individual potential. We believe that every child can become a vital member of the community. We use an interdisciplinary approach to education and design individual programs according to the developmental level of each student. Behavior programs are embedded in the learning environment. Students are encouraged to make connections with friends, the staff and community members. Our program provides the opportunity for every student to celebrate the thrill of success every day.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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