New Beginnings Annex Programs are modeled after New Beginnings in Fairfield. These in-district programs provide the New Beginnings program including state-of-the-art education, training, therapy and support within the West Milford & North Haledon school buildings.
New Beginnings Annex
North Haledon Annex
The newest addition to the New Beginnings Annex programs is the North Haledon Preschool Disabled class, located in the Pre-K through 4th Grade Memorial Elementary School on Squaw Brook Road. This annex classroom started with 3 students (ages 3-4) in September, 2014 and has grown to 6 students by February, 2015. The students are all residents of North Haledon and surrounding districts. The students receive approximately 2 hours of 1:1 discrete trial teaching every day, as well as their related services (Speech, OT, PT). The majority of the day the students partake in typical preschool activities where they are given the opportunity to learn age-appropriate academic, play, social, and self-help skills in small and large group settings. The academic curriculum this Preschool class utilizes is the same one the North Haledon District uses, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, by Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood. It is a forward-thinking, comprehensive, research-based and research-proven curriculum resource that honors children’s creativity and respects their critical role in making learning exciting and relevant for every child. In addition, the students get to attend and participate in all school-wide assemblies with their typical peers for a variety of purposes. There are also opportunities for the Preschool students to interact with Memorial School’s other Pre-K and Kindergarten classes for special activities and on the school playground during recess times.