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The Child Development Institute at Universal Progressive Therapy, Inc.

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A Preschool Inclusion Program

242 Washington Ave. , Suite B
Nutley, NJ 07110

Tel: 973-777-1881


Preschool(inclusion program),Therapy Services, Home Services In New Jersey

About our program:
  • Early Enrichment
  • Ages 2 to 5
  • Age appropriate curriculum
  • Featuring specialized curriculum for advanced as well as curriculum for special needsfont>
  • Fully Licensed Inclusion Program
  • A clean, safe and healthy environment
  • Year round programming
  • Focusing on all areas of development
  • Sensory integration, also focusing on SID
  • Music, movement, and introduction to Spanish.
  • Educational field trips
  • Social Skills Program
  • Behavior Management
  • Play days for parents and child(ren)
  • Snacks provided
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Various Therapy Services are available

Our Clinic also provides the following services for children up to 21 years old:

  • Weekend Holiday Programs
  • Summer Camp
  • Peer Support Sessions
  • Comprehensive Diagnostic, Occupational and Speech and Language assessment
  • Private Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Music Therapy by appointment

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00p.m.

A brief overview of our approach and focus:

We will follow the approach of Stanley Greenspan, M.D. He is a well known clinical professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School. He is a founder and former president of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. Dr. Greenspan states:

Developmental Milestones:

  • Cognitive
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Language
  • Motor Skills
  • Sense of Self

These six basic steps form a developmental ladder; each layers new abilities onto those of prior stages. They are called the six milestones because each one marks a major turning point in the life of a child.ˇ¨

Sensory Integration:

The sensory integrative approach is guided by the childˇ¦s motivation in selection of the activities. It allows the child to be actively involved, and explore activities that provide sensory experiences most beneficial to him/her. The child will become more mature and efficient at organizing sensory information.


Music Therapy uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy can improve the quality of life for children and adults. It is especially therapeutic for children with disabilities or illnesses. Music therapy interventions will be designed to:

  • Promote wellness
  • Manage stress
  • Alleviate pain
  • Promote social interaction
  • Express feelings
  • Enhance memory
  • Improve communication
  • Promote physical rehabilitation

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