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Clifton, New Jersey
Passaic County
Clifton Public School District
Clifton Early Learner Academies is a public school located in Clifton, New Jersey with 316 students in grades Pre-K-Pre-K.
Awards

Our preschool program was one of two districts in the United States that was chosen to participate in the implementation of the Pyramid Model Practices through the Pyramid Equity Project (PEP). The Pyramid Equity Project (PEP) was funded to develop,demonstrate and disseminate an effective approach for the promotion of social competence in young children and the prevention of suspension, expulsion, and discipline disparities in early learning programs.

Location
290 Brighton Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
Contact
Principal: Dr. Marilyn Torley
973-470-2060
mtorley@cliftonschools.net
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Grades
Pre-K-Pre-K
White 35%
Black 2%
Asian 8%
Hispanic 51%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
316
students
Female 38.0%
Male 62.0%
Economically disadvantaged students 77%
Students with disabilities 52%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
316
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 100%
316
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English 69.0%
Spanish 17.4%
Arabic 6.3%
Other 5.1%
Turkish 2.2%
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Mission

At CELA we understand that children respond best to those who instruct with love and kindness. We take pride in educating in this nurturing fashion. As educators, we believe in helping students learn and succeed by reaching their full potential. Our goal is to support their cognitive, social, and emotional development. We hope to instill a love of learning, build good moral character, and foster independence.

Academics

The instructional philosophy and methods for the Clifton Early Learner Academy are grounded in the nationally recognized High/Scope Preschool Curriculum. The learning targets for the curriculum are derived from the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards. The basic premise of the High/Scope Curriculum is that children learn best by doing. “Control” is shared between adults and children so that children’s creativity and exploration of individual interests are encouraged. The teacher’s role is that of a facilitator who observes and interacts with children and provides high-quality experiences and interactions that keep children engaged and learning.To support the social and emotional growth of our students teachers are trained in Pyramid Model Practices. These are effective practices and procedures for promoting the social and emotional skills of all children.

Teachers

Professional development is the process of gaining knowledge and offers an opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills that will improve performance. Our staff participates in professional learning communities (PLCs) regularly to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.

Health

The Clifton Early Learner Academy’s approach to classroom conduct requires positive and developmentally appropriate techniques that ensure a child’s physical and psychological safety. We validate children’s positive behavior, promote confidence in their ability, and encourage and teach pro-social behaviors. The Second Step program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive. All teachers are trained in the Pyramid Model. The Pyramid Model is a tiered approach to supporting all children and families in first teaching pro-social skills, then providing targeted services to those who need more support, and finally intensive services when needed through the PIRT process.

Parents

The Clifton Early Learner Academy believes that supportive partnerships around children provide an environment in which families, schools, and the community work together to achieve and sustain shared goals for children. Family involvement activities are coordinated by the Community/Parent Involvement Specialist (CPIS) in conjunction with the Family Advisory Council, Family Service Workers, and teachers. A resource handbook is available on our CELA website. This handbook provides a list of community resources available for families.Family involvement in school activities is strongly encouraged. Families are invited to visit their child’s class to read favorite books to the class, speak to the class about an area of interest or expertise, or do an activity with the class. Family workshops are offered monthly in the areas of health, safety, literacy, and behavior.

Early childhood

Clifton Public Schools offers two preschool program options: preschool for children with special needs and a state-funded preschool program. The free full-day high-quality state-funded preschool program is available for income eligible 4-year-olds. Limited spots are available for non-income eligible families on a first come, first serve basis upon completion of the entire registration process. With a strong relationship with Head Start, our state-funded preschool program currently consists of 21 fully inclusive classrooms, located in five locations throughout the district taught by a certificated preschool teacher with a teaching assistant in each classroom.

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