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Wharton, NJ
Students enrolled: 120
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230 Diamond Spring Road Denville, NJ 07834
Wharton, NJ 07874

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(973) 989-4033
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June 24, 2013
There are unfortunately very few schools using the DIR/Floortime method, which is one of the best methods to educate kids with autism. Those with milder forms of autism benefit the most from floortime sessions. Its results may take longer to be apparent than those from its most popular alternative, the ABA method; nevertheless the results are more permanent and happen in a natural way. But it demands much more from DIR professionals, both in terms of knowledge and hard work! Here CTC excels. Everyone working at CTC seems to be specially handpicked for their professionalism and their will to go the extra mile. These kids are truly blessed to be there. I've been watching my son and his classmates for over 5 years now and I've seen clear progress in all of them, including those with severe challenges to communicate and relate. The leadership - Lauren & Monica - is top-notch and the culture they created inside the school is unparalleled making CTC a world reference for DIR. There autism might not be cured yet, but it will be seriously mitigated so students can really maximize their academic potential.

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June 24, 2013
Celebrate the Children is one in a million. My son has been there for 6 years and I have only the best things to say about the place. Professonalism, devotion, respect, and unconditional love are part of its foundation. The directors are tirelessly trying to give the studends more and more opportunities to grow, overcome their challenges, feel accepted, proud of themselves, and happy. The staff is made of incredibly giving people which are constantly doing the extra-mile for the kids. I have never been in a place with so much love and devotion. The school is made of very skilled and talented individuals. They make us (as parents and students) feel at home, as part of a family. My son has made a lot of progress. All the wonderful things he has gotten especially regarding to love and acceptance will influence him as an individual for the rest of his life. It is priceless!! All of us need great relationships in our lives. At CTC is what we all get! CTC family is a place with remarkable people doing remarkable things every single day!

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2013
25 stars out of five...If there is a better school in the world for kids on the autism spectrum specifically, and with alternative learning styles generally, I would have to see it to believe it. They develop an individualized action plan for every kid, from the standpoint of physical therapy, speech, academics, social interaction etc. My son's life trajectory is forever changed thanks to these dedicated professionals.

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June 24, 2013
This school is top notch & by far the best decision I have made for my child. I never thought she would be at the level she is today academically & socially. She is treated with the utmost respect & care. "They know I'm smart, Mom" this is how she feels about her fabulous school. Do yourself a favor & see it for yourself.

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June 24, 2013
Celebrate the Children is truly a unique program in which all of the staff are provided with ongoing comprehensive training in putting the latest in educational theory into practice. The administration and teachers believe in the potential of every student and they approach each student as an individual worthy of an educational program that both respects and challenges them. The integration of related services like Occupational, Speech, and Physical therapy into the academic program and classroom is a real strength.

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June 22, 2013
Celebrate the Children school is that needle in the haystack that every parent dreams of.The DIR/ Floortime approach is at the heart of this program. Children become independent thinkers, have their own ideas, and develop relationships. Staff works with each child's unique developmental and academic needs. Staff creativity is boundless. Academics are strong as are perspective development, empathic thinking and more. Students are either immersed in fun as they learn or they are so drawn into the learning experience, that it is often profound. Recreational learning such as horse back riding, swimming, cooking, baking, boys and girl's clubs, etc.are built into the program. An exceptional after school program offering a wide array of choices is also available. Families have moved to N.J. from all of the country and from other countries, to attend this unique and amazing school. We live here in N.J., and we count our blessings every day to be a part of this wonderful school and to have learned from the founders of CTC and and the incredible staff who are forever aspiring to learn even more as they strive to do everything they can for our children. I highly recommend this school.

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October 11, 2011
Celebrate the Children is an amazing school. The staff put all their heart and soul into working with the children . It is a school that accepts every child for who they are which is a quality that should never be overlooked; children need acceptance. CTC will go leaps and bounds to assure that each child makes progress. It's professionalism with a family feel.

- submitted by a teacher

June 17, 2011
This school bends over backwards for its student's and its staff. The focus on the education of the student as well as the parent. The school also puts enormous time and energy to all its staff. It is sad that a parent who has some sort of chip on their shoulder would slander this schools name. I have seen nothing, but progress from all the students and the staff are loving, kind and go out of their way to volunteer for ASD events. This school is amazing!

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December 13, 2010
As an employee of CTC, I can assure you the last thing that the school cares about is politics and money. With the highest staff to student ratio in the country, of course they need to pay dues, but it would never be at the expense of a student and I find it heartbreaking to hear a parent say that. CTC is a wonderful, caring school that works wonders in the world of ASD.

- submitted by a teacher

November 10, 2010
A truly extraordinary school and superb, highly devoted staff and directors provide top-notch education for children with disabilities in a loving, nurturing, and very supportive environment. My child LOVEs going to school--and has made progress beyond our wildest dreams! I consider this the #1 school for children with special needs in the US (and probably in the world)! The innovative DIR (Greenspan and Wieder) approach that the school utilizes in highly efficacious, truly comprehensive--and tailored to each child's individual profile and unique central nervous system. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude to Celebrate the Children for the incredible work they have done with our child! This school epitomizes what special education should truly look like. I give them an A+!

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October 29, 2009
the staff there are very political. they do not care about your child they just want the money from the districts. my child was going there or 3 years and i had to pull him out because i saw no improvements! he is in a dif. school now for almost a year and his behavior has changed amazingly. please dont be scammed to send your beautiful child there!

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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.

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Celebrate the Children
230 Diamond Spring Road Denville, NJ 07834, Wharton, NJ  07874
(973) 989-4033
Last modified Celebrate the Children is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Celebrate the Children Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top