Principal's Corner
  • World Down Syndrome Day - Wednesday March 21st!
    Crazy Sock Day at the ECC - Wednesday March 21st

  • 2018-2019 School Year
    Applications for returning students were sent home today, March 9th. We will begin accepting them on Thursday March 15th. Information and Applications for new students can be found under "News" on the page. New applications will be accepted starting Monday, April 16th.
  • Classroom Participation - Please come starting January
    We are happy to announce we will be having monthly “Classroom Participation Visits” beginning in January. We will have a scheduled time each month to participate in activities in your child’s classroom. Please note that it is a participation session and we encourage you to join in the activities planned with your child and not be a bystander just observing. As part of the Reggio Emilia philosophy we are building a strong Home to School connection and want to welcome you into the building.
  • Spirit Wear is BACK!
    Click on the link to order your Bengal Cub spirit wear! All proceeds go towards our Outdoor Classroom
  • Drop off/Pick up
    Please follow all Kiss and Go procedures. We are ensuring everyone's safety at drop off and pick up. There is no parking along the cones as the buses cannot pass through if there are cars parked there. You also cannot enter staff parking lot as families are crossing the walkway. Thank you for your help!
  • Reggio Emilia and the Early Childhood Center
    The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential. This innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it.
  • Officer Capito visits the ECC on the first day of school!Officer Capito visits the ECC on the first day of school!
  • Crisis Resources in Bloomfield Schools
    Attached please find each school's contact person for any crisis.
  • Superintendent's Letter to the Community
    Office of the Superintendent of Schools
    February 16, 2018
    Members and Friends of the Bloomfield Community:
    Thoughts & Reflections on the Tragedy in South Florida
    Dear Friends:
    I write to you all today with a heavy heart; both for the tragedy that occurred in Florida and with
    the recognition that all our students and their families across the country continue to fear the otherwise
    joyous experience of going to school. This paradigm shift is not acceptable and we must work together
    toward a cultural change with parents, community leaders and law enforcement. Granted these
    partnerships are all in place, but we need a new collaborative approach that focuses on what students
    need right now and in the future to feel safe. Bloomfield will continue to look at our safety practices
    and procedures to ensure we have the resources in place to make this happen.
    The tragedy of this week has become all too common yet we must not become complacent and
    we must never accept these devastating events as the new normal, but we must continue to be proactive.
    Toward this goal, you will all see a heighted Bloomfield Police Department presence and our district
    administrators are reminded to consult their protocols and emergency response procedures as outlined in
    our district emergency management plan.
    We all understand that without comprehensive school security, meeting high quality educational
    standards is impossible. Without assurances that staff and students are secure in their educational
    environments, student success in the classroom is unattainable. For the past five (5) years of my
    Superintendency, I have been blessed with the support of my Board and community to make substantial
    monetary commitments to school security (including the current budget appropriation, and recently
    completed, security upgrades including anti-intruder locks). With the cooperation and input of my
    Principals, we have retained a new security firm at both the middle and high school and we continue to
    work in conjunction with our police department in joint funding for our school resource officers. I stand
    in agreement with New Jersey School Board’s Association that their report What Makes Schools Safe is
    an excellent start to continue this dialogue and discuss what further modifications are necessary and
    appropriate for the Bloomfield Public Schools.
    During this healing time, Bloomfield has substantial resources available to students and a link to
    guidance and crisis resources has been added to the district’s homepage. As always, I stand personally
    ready to answer your questions and on behalf of the entire administration and Board of Education, I
    thank you for trust, partnership and assistance as we refocus our attention on what matters most – pupil
    safety, family and community support and resources to assist everyone during this process.
    Superintendent of Schools
    155 Broad Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
    Phone: (973)680-8501
Important Information
  • Virtual Backpack
    Please click here to be linked to the ECC Virtual Backpack
  • Application For the 2018- 2019 School Year
    Application for 2018-2019 will be upload in March
  • Early Dismissal/Delayed Opening Information
    Please see attached schedules for days we may have a Delayed Opening due to inclement weather and schedule for Early Dismissal per the school calendar.
  • Salida Temprana/Apertura retardada
    Por favor, vea los horarios adjuntos para los días que puede tener una apertura tardía debido a las inclemencias del tiempo y el calendario para el despido temprano por el calendario escolar.
  • Sign Up For Remind
    Sign up to receive important messages via text or email.
  • Student Needs
    • 1 change of clothing
    • 1 double pocket folder
    • Backpack
    • Snack
    • Diapers/wipes

    Please label all items with student's name

    See teacher webpages for specific classroom supply list. (Click on District tab)

ECCFG Calendar of Events
Mission Statement

The staff of The Bloomfield Public School's Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen is committed to recognizing, appreciating, and responding to the diversity of our students by creating a supportive, nurturing environment that empowers all students to become independent, life-long learners.

We believe we achieve these goals by:

  • Providing an instructional environment that is encouraging, challenging and supportive by differentiating instruction to meet each child's individual learning needs.
  • Encouraging open communication with the parents and community that recognizes the importance of cooperation between   school and home.
  • Contributing to a school culture that reflects a collegial atmosphere where teachers pursue continuous professional growth and self reflection while working together as a team.
  • Recognizing the importance of physical and emotional health in the academic growth of students and staff.
  • Appreciating the beautiful facility, equipment, and materials that help facilitate learning.
  • Modeling and encouraging an awareness of and appreciation for cultural differences.


  • Registration Information for the Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen
    Please find information on the Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen registration information. The application is a direct link found in the "News" section of the Early Childhood Center site.
  • Application for 2018-2019 School year
    Applications for all NEW registrations will be accepted beginning Monday April 16th and end Friday June 1st.
  • April 12th HSA Meeting - Bloomfield Dept. of Recreation
    Please join us for the next HSA meeting of the year, Thursday April 12th at 7PM. The Dept. of Recreation will be here to tell us about their summer programs, please join us.
  • ECCFG Breakfast and Lunch Program
    Maschio's is the food service provider of the District nutrition program. Click 'More' to advance to the School Menu site.

  • Classroom Visitation Schedule - Ms. Bonheur, Rothenberger, Natal and O'Neill
    Classroom Visitations
    Group 3 Ms. Bonheur, Ms. Rothenberger, Ms. Natal,Ms Burgos Ms. O’Neill
    PM 2:30 - 3:00

    Wednesday March 14th - PM Session

    No Visitations in April
    Wednesday May 30th - PM Visitation
    No Visitations in June
  • Classroom Visitation Schedule - Ms, Reynolds, Santasieri, Wilson
    Classroom Participation Schedule
    Group 2 – Reynolds, Santasieri, Ashley Wilson
    AM 9:15 - 9:45 and PM 12:45 - 1:15

    Wednesday February 28th - PM Session
    Wednesday March 14th - AM Session
    Wednesday March 28th - PM Session
    No Visitations in April
    Wednesday May 9th - AM Session
    Wednesday May 23rd - PM Session
    No Visitations in June
  • Classroom Visitation Schedule - Ms Lehman, Ms Kerris, Ms Pellicano
    Classroom Participation Schedule
    Group 1 - Ms. Lehman, Ms. Kerris, Ms. Pellicano

    AM - 9:15-9:45 and PM 12:45-1:15

    Wednesday February 21th - PM Session
    Wednesday March 7th - AM Session
    Wednesday March 21th - PM Session
    No Visitations in April
    Wednesday May 2nd - AM Session
    Wednesday May 16th - PM Session
    No Visitations in June
Therapist's Corner