The Wanaque Center for Pediatrics

The Wanaque Center has a highly skilled team of experts who work with medically fragile children in our pediatrics center. Our dedicated staff embraces children from newborn to twenty two years of age and individualizes each child’s program to maximize their capabilities.


New Jersey Certified teachers are hired through the Board of Education and provide a classroom setting for children from preschool through high school. The school curriculum and classroom mirror that of a state run public school but within the confines of the Wanaque Center. The classrooms are handicapped accessible and set up for ventilator use. Each classroom offers highly individualized attention as each child progresses from preschool through elementary, middle and high school. Our post high school residents are offered a life skills program that integrates their public school education with everyday living.

Everyday life at Wanaque focuses on education and experiencing life and all the joy it offers. The playground is adapted to accommodate our ventilator children and our vegetable garden allows our children to ‘go green’. Our dedicated staff accompanies our ambulatory children on trips to the mall, restaurants, baseball games and local community events, such as carnivals and town picnics.

We understand transportation can be difficult to our center for visiting family. We have a complimentary hospitality van that departs from Manhattan and will drive you directly to the facility and then back to Manhattan at the end of the visit. Allowing easy access to our facility helps the children thrive in a loving environment that includes family and day to day caregivers.

To schedule a visit, please contact us:

Jean Bruzzone
Director of Admissions
Office Number: 973-839-2119 x123
Cell Number: 973-809-0988