JCC Therapeutic Nursery
411 E. Clinton AveCounty:Bergen
Tenafly, NJ 07670Year Established:1978

Director:Lois Mendelson, PhD201-408-1497lmendelson@jccotp.org
Assistant Director:Anita Miller, MS, OTR201-408-1498Amiller@jccotp.org
Registrar:Gineen Weiss201-408-1439gweiss@jccotp.org

Type of Program/Services:Developmental, Language-based parent/child program for preschool children ages 3-5 years with language disorders, emotional disturbances (including selective mutism), learning disabilities, attention deficits, or Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Preschool Program, Summer School Program and/or Camp. Toddler Socialization Class for 2-3 year olds with delays in language acquisition or socialization skills.

Services Include:Toddler Socialization Class, Preschool Class, OT, Speech and Play Therapy, Comprehensive social skills and behavioral regulation curriculum, Parent Group, Parent Counseling

Full-time staff:7Part-time staff:4

Classes Offered/Disabilites Served:Toddler Socialization Class, Preschool Class
Age Range:2-5 years
Counties Served:Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, Union
Number of Students/Clients:25
Number of Classes (if school):3
Grade Range:Preschool
Length of School/Program Year:210 days, 12 months
Private Students/Clients accepted:Yes
Scholarships available:Yes

Mission Statement:We are a therapeutic program. We address the children’s emotional lives along with other aspects of their development. We help them understand and express their feelings. We also help parents develop new ways of empathizing and communicating with their children. As the children learn to replace inappropriate or out of control behaviors with appropriate ones, self-confidence is enhanced and learning becomes possible. When parents are helped to use these principles at home, the children’s capacity to develop expands still further.