• Welcome to the Early Childhood Department


  • Early Childhood Mission Statement


    The mission of the Early Childhood Department is to provide a safe, nuturing, developmentally appropriate and high quality learning environment for 3 and 4 year old students. A professionally prepared staff implements strategies which respect and address the unique learning styles, interests and family backgrounds of each child. 



    Early Childhood 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 K - 2 by providing appropriate early childhood experiences.

  • Curriculum

    The Bayonne School District uses the NJDOE approvoved High Scope Curriculum which is a research-based, educational approach that emphasizes "active participatory learning." Active learnings mean students have direct hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas.