Classes run from September through June, closely following the Metuchen public-school schedule.
Young Learners Classes
This 2 1/2 hour program (9:00 – 11:30) concentrates on providing a secure, warm atmosphere geared to promoting 2-year-olds’ developing awareness of themselves in relation to their surroundings and other people. Classes are limited to 12 children with a teacher and an assistant. Diapers are permitted. Children are 30 – 36 months old by September to register.
Classes for 3 and 4 Year Olds
These 3 hour (9:00 – 12:00) two and three-day-a-week programs nurture a child’s self-esteem and encourage social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. This is accomplished through the use of a variety of learning activities, educational materials and play situations.
3 Year Olds: Classes are limited to 18 with a teacher and an assistant. Classes are offered as a two-day (Tuesday/Thursday) or three-day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)(Tuesday/Thursday/Friday) program. Children must be potty-trained.
4 Year Olds: Classes are limited to 19 with a teacher and an assistant. Classes are offered as a two-day (Tuesday/Thursday) or (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday) program.
Pre-Kindergarten: The Pre-K class (9:00 – 1:00) is for older 4-year-olds, including children who miss the kindergarten cutoff date in their home town. The children are provided with learning experiences and hands-on activities that promote kindergarten readiness and social interaction in a developmentally appropriate manner. Pre-K is taught by certified teachers and an assistant. This class is offered as a three day or five day a week program. Parents will be kept informed by periodic reports of progress and activities. Children may opt for an extended day (1:00 – 3:00) two, three, or five days per week. These children will have a brief rest time, as required by the state of New Jersey, and then may participate in our afternoon enrichment program twice a week and additional learning activities appropriate to the week’s theme.
Enrolled students may opt for an 8:30 arrival two, three or five mornings per week.
Ten-week blocks of special interest activity for children ages 4 1/2 – 6 years old. Kids’ Art on Mondays and Music & Movement on Wednesdays beginning in September. Call for schedule and specific information.
Please call for a tour and information specific to your child’s age and needs: (732) 491 2240.