Welcome to the Early Childhood Department

  • The Early Childhood Department's vision is to aid New Jersey’s early education programs and provide young children with equitable, research-based opportunities for learning and for a developmentally appropriate education.

    Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate and high-quality learning environment for young students. A professionally prepared staff implements strategies which respect and address the unique learning styles, interests, and family backgrounds of each child.

    Our philosophy ~ Provide a learning environment that will help children develop intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.

    • Include education on health, nutrition, and social and emotional well-being into a daily program of varied activities.
    • Enhance children’s feelings of self-worth and appreciation of their own and other’s ethnicity, cultures, and languages.
    • Develop social competence by providing opportunities for children to make decisions and solve problems during their school day.
    • Ease the transition of children into grades PreK - 3 by providing appropriate early childhood experiences.