First Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten: First Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten (FPP&K) is a private co-operative preschool and kindergarten located on East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, Bergen County. Our school has over 100 years of early childhood education experience. First Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten welcomes students from various towns in Bergen and Hudson counties, reflecting the diversity of New Jersey. Our school lays a strong and secure learning foundation that will benefit students far beyond their early years.
Early Childhood Education Programs: At First Presbyterian Pre-School and Kindergarten, we believe that children “learn what they live”. We strive to create an engaging learning environment where children’s curiosity is encouraged and their understanding of the world can be explored and expanded; where their self-esteem and confidence can grow and develop in harmony with others. Our goal is to balance instructive play and constructive learning in a rewarding program that values independent exploration as much as group cooperation.
- Preschool Programs & Kindergarten Programs: Terrific 2's Program, Growing 3's Program, Pre-Kindergarten Program & Full Day Kindergarten Program.
Through Music Appreciation, Art, Drama, Science, Social Studies, Reading Readiness, interactive Math, Movement Education and Culinary Exploration – we strive to fulfill each child’s wide range of interests while laying a strong academic foundation for future learning. We also offer a co-op parent classroom experience.
Exciting changes await our incoming 2011-2012 Kindergarten class. From a dynamic handwriting curriculum and an interactive math program to the Master Teacher with international teaching experience – parents and students will be thrilled with the new First Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten experience.
* A child must be at least 2 1/2 years old by October 1st of the current school year for entrance (A health certificate is required of each child before the first day of school).
* Kindergarten enrollment age is flexible. Admission is subject to director review.
Kent Place School, located in Summit, Union County, New Jersey (20 miles west of New York City), is an all-girls kindergarten through 12 independent college-preparatory day school (with a coeducational nursery and pre-kindergarten). The academic program at Kent Place challenges girls, inspires their love of learning and offers them the best education possible. Our curriculum emphasizes reading, writing and analytical skills through a broad course of study in math, sciences, technology and the humanities, enriched by experiences in the fine arts and athletics. Our faculty members are masters in their fields, passionate about sharing their knowledge and committed to working with students one-on-one. At every grade level the classes are small, allowing each girl to contribute and be heard.
- All Girls Kindergarten through grade 12
- Coeducational nursery and pre-kindergarten
- Primary, Middle and Upper Schools
- Advanced Placement Options
- After School Programs
Located just 20 minutes west of Newark, Bilingual Buds is a comprehensive language immersion day school for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school students (Grades 1-5). We offer immersion programs in both Mandarin and Spanish — two of the most highly spoken languages in the world. Bilingual Buds maintains a collaborative, "small school" culture that gives children a feeling of belonging.
Our immersion environments engage students in multi-sensory and inquiry-based activities that foster strong critical-thinking and creative problem solving skills. Our accelerated curriculum provides academic challenge in two languages, while our individualized attention allows students the freedom to ask, to explore, and to enjoy learning.
As bilingual research supports, skills acquired in one language transfer to another, allowing our students to learn efficiently, make connections, and approach concepts from multiple angles. Our own assessment results in English and the target language support these findings.
Stepping Stone School located in Bloomsbury, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, is a private, day school with a therapeutic emphasis serving Children and Adolescents with Emotional Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, ADD & ADHD and more. An individualized instructional and therapeutic program is provided as an integral part of the school experience. More than 800 students, as well as their families have benefited from the program since its inception. The Stepping Stone Program strives to create an appropriate balance between a student's emotional and academic needs. The school climate is based on trust, caring, cooperation and respect for the individual needs of each child.
School for Children and Adolescents with Emotional Disorders & Learning Disabilities:
- State certified program
- Individualized instruction
- Small class sizes
- Group counseling
- Social skills development
- Problem solving training
- Physical education
- Extended school year
- College preparation
With two locations in Toms River Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, Smart Start Academy offers day care for infants through to kindergarten age. Our infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs are fun and stimulating. We provide a literature-based curriculum coupled with mathematics. Smart Start Academy was founded in 2000 as a school for early childhood education. It started as a dream, became a reality, and is now celebrating a wonderfully successful past and future. We are a family owned and operated corporation with children's best interests at heart.
Our curriculum is planned within the framework of Smart Start Academy. The specific skills learned at each level of development will serve as a foundation for learning at the next level. Each classroom's lesson plans are filled with developmentally appropriate experiences. Our standards are high and our commitment is strong. Like every one of our parents and children, we are at Smart Start Academy by choice... Loving what we do, and who we do it for.
Clockwork Learning Center, located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, is a private early childhood education and development center for children from six weeks to six years of age. We welcome the opportunity to educate your child and offer you the flexibility of care that is required to suit your busy life. Each of our centers offers children an outstanding curriculum focusing on their personal and educational development.
The Montessori Enrichment Center, an affiliate of the American Montessori Society, offers a unique, carefully prepared learning environment for children aged two to six. Our center is located in Howell, Monmouth County, New Jersey within the New York metro area, and is licensed by the State of New Jersey under the Division of Youth and Family Services. All our teachers are Montessori Certified.
Our program, which offers a sensible balance between freedom and structure, is based on the educational method developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Learning is individualized with the direct aim of assisting the child to achieve inner discipline, independence, confidence, and self-esteem as well as consideration for others and and a love of learning.