There is a demand for quality preschool and childcare options in New Jersey, partially due to the large volume of women expected to enter and/or return to the workforce. An increased awareness of the positive impact of early childhood education and development on the future prospects for children is another major factor in parents placing their preschoolers in the best available programs in the Bergen County area.
Choosing the right Bergen County area preschool or daycare center is possibly one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. The following directory of Bergen County preschool and childcare centers should help you as you research your options:
Am-Tree Developmental Nursery Schools in Montvale, NJ
The team at Am-Tree Developmental Nursery Schools is committed to helping children progress socially, emotionally, and physically while they learn at play. Efforts are focused on enhancing the parent/child relationship by having your children return home feeling happy and content. The Am-Tree curriculum is planned and implemented to build self-confidence. Throughout the year they focus on "Character Education" introducing topics such as feelings, manners, respect, friendship/caring, honesty, trust, teamwork, caring for nature, and responsibility. Children enrolled in the Am-Tree program receive a strong foundation for their personal development and academic future. By supporting children and preparing them for future success both in and outside of the classroom, Am-Tree strives to bring out the best in each and every child.
A unique dimension to the Am-Tree Developmental Nursery School's offering is their Partner Programs which include Song and Smile, Happy Tree Yoga and Dancercise.
You may schedule a tour at Am-Tree’s two locations. Their infant/toddler center is located at 200 Summit Avenue, Montvale, New Jersey. Here, the youngest learners explore and play in spacious, bright, and attractively decorated rooms designed to pique children’s curiosity and imagination. The Am-Tree Preschool, servicing young preschoolers (2 ½-3 years), pre-K (4-5 years), and kindergarten (5-6 years) is located at 115 Spring Valley Road in Montvale.
For more information, call 201-391-8103 or visit www.amtree.com.
Appletree Preschool in Hackensack and River Edge, NJ
Appletree Preschool offers a curriculum designed to encourage young children to explore various developmental areas while meeting New Jersey Preschool Learning Standards. Children participate in activities that are designed to encourage engaged group participation while promoting independent growth, with an emphasis on kindergarten readiness. Highly qualified Appletree teachers are warm and nurturing, and understand child development. The school maintains a class ratio lower than New Jersey state regulation, enabling teachers to give more attention to each child.
Appletree Preschool has two convenient locations in Bergen County, each located minutes from Routes 4, 17, 46, 80 and the Garden State Parkway. The River Edge school is located at 20 Kinderkamack Road and the Hackensack school is located at 150 Hudson Street.
The Apple Tree Child Development Center of Wyckoff
The Apple Tree Child Development Center of Wyckoff understands that each child develops in his or her own way and at their pace. They offer programs for children 6 weeks through 6 years old including infants, toddlers, pre-school, pre-k and a state-certified kindergarten. Unlike many other centers in the region, Apple Tree Child Development Center offers a unique program structure that allows children to develop a positive sense of self and achievement. Their programs are designed around the 4 learning areas Cognitive, Social, Emotional, and physical. The curriculum combined with music, gymnastics, art, and cooking round out and enhance the developmental areas.
Now is a good time to enroll your child at Apple Tree Child Development Center in Wyckoff. The center is offering free registration for new full time enrollments plus your first field trip. This offer expires soon so you may want to look into this quickly.
The Apple Tree Child Development Center is located minutes from Routes 17, 208 and 287 at 545 Goffle Road, Suite 2, Wyckoff, New Jersey.
For more information about The Apple Tree Child Development Center or to arrange to take a tour, call 201-447-2266 or visit their website. You can also read more about The Apple Tree Child Development Center of Wyckoff on mybergen.com.
Children's Learning Center of Wyckoff at Fardale (in Mahwah, NJ)
The origins of Children's Learning Center of Wyckoff at Fadale go back to 1984 when a former Kindergarten teacher had a vision to create a warm, loving and professional learning environment for two-income families. Today this private school offers flexible hours to meet the educational needs of children from birth through Kindergarten on a part-time to full-time basis. The staff at Children's Learning Center of Wyckoff at Fardale has been carefully chosen and the school is fortunate to have people who are committed to their profession. Programs offer certified head teachers and qualified assistant teachers implementing a superior developmentally-appropriate curriculum in keeping with the school's philosophy. Programs include Newborn Nursery, Junior Nursery, Senior Nursery, Preschool 2-4 years old, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and After School (through grade 6) CLC is located in the Fardale section of Mahwah, convenient to Routes 17, 208 and 287.
Children's Learning Center of Wyckoff at Fardale is located at 11 Leighton, Mahwah, New Jersey. The center is conveniently located near Routes 17, 202, 208 and 287.
For more information, call 201-847-8400 or visit www.childrenslearningcenter.org.
Children's Place Early Care & Learning Center in Rutherford, NJ
For more than a decade, the Children's Place Early Care & Learning Center has been a trusted resource for Bergen County area parents seeking high quality care and early education for children 6 weeks through 4 years of age. Located in a charming Victorian house in Rutherford, The Children's Place Early Care & Learning Center prides itself on being a NJ-State-Licensed early learning center that offers a unique, homey environment with staff who are loving, nurturing, experienced and committed to providing a wonderful learning environment for children. The culture at Children's Place Early Care & Learning Center is focused on creating a love for learning. Children are allowed to explore, build confidence in their own ideas, and develop their own skills, as the staff assists in cultivating positive behavior, bringing out the best in each child and preparing them to be lifelong learners. They consider both chronological age and where the child is developmentally when deciding which group would be most appropriate for each child. Young children develop at different paces and have different needs. The Children's Place team strives to provide the best environment for each child to thrive while having all of his or her needs met.
Children's Place Early Care and Learning Center is located at 276 Park Avenue, Rutherford, New Jersey. For more information or to arrange a tour of Children's Place Early Care & Learning Center, call 201-507-8811 or visit www.place2004.com. Read more about Children's Place Early Care & Learning Center on mybergen.com.
Kiddie Academy in Northvale, NJ
Kiddie Academy has developed a comprehensive education-based child care program for its academies, which are structured to respond to the increasing demand for child care. The new Northvale, New Jersey location utilizes the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials curriculum created to promote each child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth. Programs emphasize continuous, open communication between teachers and parents concerning each child’s development. Children embark on a journey with Kiddie Academy that prepares them for success in school and beyond. Their well-trained, attentive staff assists children in developing the confidence and self-esteem necessary to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The philosophy at Kiddie Academy is that care and learning go hand in hand," Paul said. They also believe that it’s extremely important to foster bonds between not only our educators and children, but between educators and parents, academies and the local community.
Kiddie Academy of Northvale islocated at 271 Livingston Street in the Northvale Square shopping center. For more information about Kiddie Academy of Northvale, or to schedule a tour of the newly renovated facility, contact Patrick Paul at 201-767-1120 or visit www.kiddieacademy.com.
Kids Interactive Day School in Oakland, NJ
Kids Interactive Day School offers a large variety of activities to help stimulate the minds of the children in their care including arts & crafts, sports, music, piano, playtime, outdoor activities and field trips. All programs are organized for maximum fun and learning to ensure that every child enjoys each moment he/she spends in their care. The Kids Interactive program uses developmentally appropriate practices in a safe, stimulating, challenging, creative and nurturing environment. They use state recognized curriculum to prepare the children and lay the foundation for higher learning. Their curriculum is integrated and introduces topics that spark children’s natural curiosities, interests and enthusiasm. All activities are planned to encourage each child to explore, experiment, imitate, ask questions, and problem solve in order to construct their own knowledge. The staff at Kids Interactive believes that each child should be appreciated and accepted at the level of his/her own maturity and ability.
Kids Interactive Day School is located minutes from Routes 17, 202, 208 and 287 at 8 Wright Way, Oakland, New Jersey. For more information, call 201-677-9222 or visit www.kidsdayschool.com.
Learn & Grow Academy in Palisades Park, NJ
Learn & Grow Academy, conveniently located for NYC commuters near Routes 46 and 80, is committed to providing exceptional childcare and a high quality education to all students. The Academy offers a safe and friendly environment where children are encouraged to explore and develop a strong self-image. Programs and curriculum at Learn & Grow have been specifically designed to ensure grade school readiness. The school is divided into classrooms based on the content areas that are taught. There are different learning centers found in each classroom pertaining to the subject areas covered, as well as defined areas for blocks, dramatic play and reading corner.
Learn & Grow Academy is located at 440-4th Street, Palisades Park, New Jersey. For more information, call 201-944-3899 or visit learnandgrowacademy.com.
Prime Time Early Learning Centers in East Rutherford, Edgewater and Paramus, NJ
Prime Time was developed to provide a loving, learning environment for families with young children. Each of their schools is led by a director, supported by an assistant director and/or educational director. There is a head teacher and an assistant teacher in each classroom and each child is supported by other specialized center staff members, all trained as early child care providers and certified to administer first aid and CPR to children and adults. Prime Time is licensed by the state of New Jersey to provide full-time childcare to children ages 6 weeks through 10 years of age.
Prime Time offers a comprehensive extended day program, a full-day preschool, before and after school enrichment programs for elementary school students and summer camp for children to age 10. Their dynamic program and proprietary curriculum exceeds state licensing requirements and paves the way for a solid academic and social foundation.
Prime Time has three Bergen County locations at 20 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford, 40 Edgewater Place, Edgewater and at Mack-Cali Centre II, 650 From Road, Suite 185, Paramus.
Scribbles Learning Center in Edgewater, NJ
Scribbles Learning Center in Edgewater offers a family-oriented environment with large classrooms and low capacity of children to ensure that the best care is provided to each and every child enrolled. They make a point of keeping their class size very small to avoid over stimulating any child or staff member. They’re also kept small to be able to provide each and every child with quality attention and care. The largest group of children in the center is the preschool section with a maximum of 16 children per class.
Scribbles incorporates a high quality curriculum program for each stage of development along with The New Jersey Birth to Three Learning Standards and Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards to support the particular needs of all young children enrolled. Staff educators plan activities to meet the needs of the children and expand their learning capabilities. Goals and objectives are to develop children's social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skills. Activities and teachings at Scribbles allow children to explore, learn and exceed set goals through structured play.
At Scribbles, there is an emphasis on cultural needs, supporting diversity, and providing a multicultural environment.They teach children about care and respect and encourage interaction between one another, teachers, and their surroundings, promoting positive interactions and relationships.
Scribbles accepts subsidized child care from the Urban League of Hudson County and New Jersey Cares for Kids of Bergen County.
Scribbles Learning Center is located at 725 River Road, Suite 103, Edgewater, New Jersey.
For more information, call 201-945-9445 or visit www.scribbleslearningcenter.com.
Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center in Paramus, NJ
A hands-on approach to learning is the mainstay of the Turrell Center's curriculum, engaging children to grow and develop. The center's age-appropriate curriculum integrates academic, emotional, physical and social learning. Children learn quantitative concepts, language, music, art and rhythm to build motor skills as well as social skills. Turrell offers a high-quality, early educational experience for children, infant through kindergarten. This is a fully licensed and accredited center with over 40+ years of experience caring for and educating young children. The highly qualified Turrell staff is committed to keeping current with new trends, research, and the professional development in the early childhood field. The vast majority of children who enter the Turrell Center at infancy stay through pre-K, and many of their parents report they continue to excel in school after graduating.
The Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center, located at 200 Robin Road in Paramus, New Jersey. Call Turrell Child Care & Early Learning Center at 201-261-5970 to schedule a tour or for information regarding monthly tuition, hours, etc. You can also visit their website for more details about the center's programs and cirriculum.
Tutor Time in Saddle Brook, NJ
The glowing accolades and endorsements from parents that that have been posted to the Tutor Time of Saddle Brook website, clearly illustrate the 'Tutor Time difference' when it comes to providing nurturing, supportive child care and early education. Tutor Time offers separate classrooms and playgrounds for each age group, and an awesome room called the Tutor Towne Village that enhances children’s creativity and role-playing.
Tutor Time of Saddle Brook is located at 368 Midland Avenue, Saddle Brook, New Jersey. For more information, call 201-398-9611 or visit tutortimesaddlebrook.com.
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