Project CHILD FIND is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age. In addition, Project CHILD FIND develops and distributes information to the public about early intervention services and special education programs throughout New Jersey. Project CHILD FIND's comprehensive efforts include:
Project CHILD FIND may be obtained by calling the toll-free number, 1-800-322-8174, which is in service 7 days a week, 24-hours a day.
NJ Early Intervention Systems (NJEIS)
The NJ Early Intervention System provides services for infants and toddlers, age birth to three years of age, with developmental delays and disabilities, and their families.
Early Intervention serves infants and toddlers experiencing delays in one of the following areas of development: Cognition Communication Social-Emotional Motor Adaptive
Services are based upon need and may include:
If you have concerns about possible delays in your child’s development, contact Early Intervention:
Early Intervention System Division of Family Health Services
The Department of Health P.O. Box 364 Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Or visit: www.nj.gov/health/fhs/eis
Bordentown Regional High School
Office of Special Services 318 Ward Avenue Bordentown, NJ 08505
During this meeting, a full Child Study Team will be present to discuss your child’s strengths and needs. The team will include a Learning Consultant, School Psychologist, Speech Therapist and Social Worker as well as a general education teacher. Through speaking with you and learning your child’s background and presenting concerns, this team will make a determination as to whether there is evidence of a delay warranting a full evaluation to identify whether your child is eligible for our special education preschool program.
Preschool Disabilities Program
All of Bordentown’s preschool classrooms utilize the Tools of the Mind Curriculum.
The Tools of the Mind Curriculum, which started in 1992, is the result of collaborative work between Russian and American education researchers based on the educational theories of Lev Vygotsky. Play is the central teaching tool of the curriculum which focuses on giving children the mental tools they need to develop academic and self-regulation skills (Bodrova & Leong, 1996). As part of their daily play children make a plan, using the Scaffold Writing approach. This approach allows teachers to assess and support emerging literacy skills on an individualized basis. The curriculum materials are designed to support a diverse range of learners, including children with disabilities, dual language learners, and advanced learners.
The Tools of the Mind professional development model focuses on transformative learning. To learn more about the curriculum, download the information brochure and visit our website www.toolsofthemind.org.
Bordentown’s preschool classes also participate in field trip experiences throughout the year to reinforce the curriculum.
Students are eligible to receive related services, such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and counseling as determined by evaluations and education need.
Should your child be accepted into the preschool program, the following documents will be required:
Please visit our website for the school’s medical paperwork requirements:
Should you have any questions about our preschool programs, you may contact Allison Wills, Preschool Coordinator at 609-298-2600 x4128 or AWills@bordentown.k12.nj.us