About The Springboard School

The Springboard School (formerly The Therapeutic Nursery at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) is a nationally recognized program for bright 4 to 6-year-old children with a variety of developmental challenges, including communication and learning disorders, ADHD, emotional and behavioral problems, selective mutism and high functioning autism.

We are a developmental, language-based, parent-child program that addresses the social, 

emotional, behavioral, language, and cognitive development of each child. Our staff is comprised of a well-trained interdisciplinary team including speech and language therapists, special education teachers, occupational therapists, school social workers and child development specialists.

Our students graduate our program with a strong foundation for a mainstream educational environment. We support both our students and their families throughout their time in our program and equip them with the tools to use for years beyond.