Registration for the 2018/2019 school year is ongoing. Limited classes still available. Call 732-491-2240 for an appointment to tour CNS, or stop by during the regular school day.
Classes and Enrichment Program
Classes run from September through June, closely following the Metuchen public-school calendar. All classes start at 9:00. Enrolled students may opt for an 8:30 arrival two, three, four or five mornings per week for a small additional monthly fee.
Young Learners Class
This 2 1/2 hour program (9:00 – 11:30) concentrates on providing a secure, warm atmosphere geared to promoting a 2-year-olds developing awareness of themselves in relation to their surroundings and other people. Both indoor and outdoor play is part of the daily schedule. Classes are limited to 12 children with a teacher and an assistant. Children are 30 – 36 months old to start. Classes are offered as a two day (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) or three day program (adding Friday) or all five days. Diapers are permitted in the Young Learners Class.
Classes for 3 and 4 Year Old children
These 3 hour (9:00 – 12:00), 4 hour (9:00-1:00) or 6 hour (9:00-3:00) programs offered two, three or five days a week 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. Both indoor and outdoor play is part of the daily schedule.
3 Year Olds: Pre-K 3 Classes are limited to 18 students with a certified teacher and an assistant. Classes are offered as a two-day, three-day or five day program. Early academics such as letter recognition and number awareness are embedded in the classroom environment. Children should be potty-trained but we will accommodate families if they are working to get their child trained. (Option for staying until 3:00 certain days will be made available if there is a demand).
4 Year Olds: The Pre-K4 classes are for 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. Children may opt for afternoon enrichment (1:00 – 3:00) one, two, three, four, or five days per week.
CNS offers the following additional interest activities from 1:00-3:00 for children in the Pre-K4 classes as well as children attending morning kindergarten or preschool in a nearby school. Children can choose to attend any or all classes.
Art – A fun and engaging class that will start with the basic color wheel and cover painting, sculpture, print making and other media. Brush strokes, lines, organic and inorganic shapes will be covered. The children also will be exposed to different styles of art through the works of Kandinsky, Monet, Laurel Burch, Keith Haring, Chihuly and others. Children can attend either Monday or Tuesday during the 2018/2019 school year.
Adventures in Literacy – Using fun and creative tools such as puppets, felt board props, and projects to explore different stems of literacy from rhyming and letter sounds to dialogue and story comprehension. Children can attend either Monday or Wednesday during the 2018/2019 school year.
Kids Cooking – A hands-on cooking and baking experience covering kitchen safety, measuring, cleanup and tasting! Children will be exposed to a variety of foods, kitchen tools, and cooking techniques at an age appropriate level. Books and fun activities related to the specific cooking and baking experience will be included. Children can attend either Thursday or Friday during the 2018/2019 school year.
Music and Movement – Offers children exciting first experiences with beginning musical instruments, laying the groundwork for formal music instruction. Music terms and concepts, along with more complex musical instruments will be introduced building a strong foundation for learning. Children can attend either Tuesday or Friday during the 2018/2019 school year.
S.T.E.M. – Children will explore the world around them as they engage in creative experiments to help them build essential problem solving, logic and planning skills. Children will have the opportunity to enhance their curiosity as they explore interesting topics through age appropriate hands-on experiences. Children can attend either Wednesday or Thursday during the 2018/2019 school year.