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Join ECLC of New Jersey in 'Giving Tuesday' on Dec. 1

Our new playground at the ECLC Ho-Ho-Kus school for children with special needs is a huge hit, expecially with our younger students.

As you celebrate your holiday traditions from Thanksgiving through New Year's, please consider joining in a new tradition: Giving Tuesday! This holiday from shopping began four years and has benefited nonprofits all over the world. Please consider sharing in the spirit by donating to the ECLC Foundation.

ECLC of New Jersey is a nonprofit that serves children and adults with special needs, including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome and severe developmental disabilities. ECLC operates two schools in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus for students ages 5-21; adult day programs in Florham Park and Paramus; and offers supported-employment jobs in the communities where clients live.

Support from donors has allowed ECLC to provide:

  • A new playground at our Ho-Ho-Kus school
  • After-school activities
  • Evening enrichment classes
  • Alumni dances and social opportunities
  • "Respite" overnight weekends
  • School proms
  • Vans for our P.R.I.D.E. day program clients
  • Expansion and improvements at our schools and adult centers
  • Scholarships to our graduates ... and more!

Learn more about ECLC!

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Mike Czech – One of Chatham’s Hidden Gems….

On a warm sunny day, back in 2008, at Southern Boulevard Elementary School stood a very tall man (6.5” to be exact!), soft-spoken, warm and friendly as he was surrounded by a whole group of children running around him (at his knees).

His name was Mike Czech and he was teaching the kids how to play a game on the open court.   I introduced myself to help assist him as a fellow ...

'Thank You' to the Chatham Borough Department of Public Works and Volunteers

May 7, 2018

To the Editor:

My sincere thanks to Chatham Borough Department of Public Works, and everyone who came out and planted at Shepard Kollock trail this past Saturday! It was amazing to have so many volunteers on hand to plant trees and shrubs. Whether you could only stay for a short time, or if you stayed with us until the very end – everyone’s hard work truly made a difference.

One ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!


St. Patrick Students Present STEM Projects at Science Symposium

May 19, 2018

Selected student representatives from St. Patrick School grades 5-8 presented their STEM projects at a Science Symposium sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Paterson, with 12 other STEM schools, on May 15th at Caldwell College.  St. Patrick School students in grades Pre-K through 8th have been participating in year-long STEM projects as a ...