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New Jersey Preschools & Kindergarten Guide

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Middlesex County, NJ Preschools College Prep & Resources
Monmouth County, NJ Preschools Homework Help
Morris County, NJ Preschools Learning Disabilities Support Services
Passaic County, NJ Preschools
Somerset County, NJ Preschools
Sussex County, NJ Preschools
Union County, NJ Preschools

Registration for preschool typically begins in January for the following September and is ongoing until enrollment is full.
      All public schools offer a preschool program for classified students. Regular education students are selected by lottery from applications filed in spring to fill available space.

state of new jersey department of education
For additional information about education in New Jersey, visit the State of New Jersey Department of Education website. The site includes a directory of public and non-public preschools as well as elementary, secondary and special education schools and follow this link to official public school report cards.

new jersey association of independent schools
The New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), serving independent and elementary and secondary schools throughout New Jersey, provides an online school directory and parent information. For an overview of area private schools and information about SSAT testing, visit website. For free preparation materials for ISEE testing, visit the ERB website.

new jersey free charter schools, vocational and megnet schools
 As an alternative to traditional public schools, New Jersey counties offer free charter schools, vocational and technical training schools and/or specialized magnet high schools. Look for information sessions and open houses beginning in the fall for the following school year. See separate listings under Kids Guide NJ Private, Independent Elementary & Secondary Schools and visit the State of New Jersey Department of Education website for statewide listings for charter schools and career and technical education programs in New Jersey. As of September 2016, there are 88 approved charter schools currently operating in New Jersey.

parent ratings and reviews
Consult Great Schools website for listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and review. The site also includes homework tools and valuable articles for parents.

education services, tutors and test prep 
If you are looking for educational professionals, testing services, tutors, enrichment programs, resources for learning disabilities, college prep, planning, homework help and other services, see listings under Education Services/Tutors.

academic enrichment
Enrichment programs including Gifted & Talented, Academic Enrichment, and other subjects can be found under the Enrichment Classes categories in the index.



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caldwell, nj preschools & kindergarten

Congregation Agudath Israel Early Childhood Center
20 Academy Rd., Caldwell, 973-226-2537

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School
326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, 973-226-6674

Kiddie Kampus
108 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, 973-226-1244

A Pleasant Day Nursery School
8 Academy Rd., Caldwell, 973-228-5235

east orange, nj preschools & kindergarten

Middleton Early Learning Center
200 Midland Ave., East Orange, 973-677-4176
Director: Linda Trojanowski. Ages: 2 1/2-5.
       MELC is dedicated to excellence in early childhood education in a loving, nurturing atmosphere at a cost that young families can afford. The teachers have created a happy, secure, stimulating environment where the children are encouraged to make choices, develop critical thinking skills, work independently and engage in the activities to help them to grow. Our teachers are experienced, professional educators who have been dedicated to our program for many years. Our teaching staff is the best part of our program and we take pride in our low pupil-teacher ratio. Now accepting applications.

Zadie’s of the Oranges
141 S. Harrison St., East Orange, 973-395-5112

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livingston, nj preschools & kindergarten

Aquinas Academy Early Childhood Center
388 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-992-5181

Jump! Immersion School
Edison, Livingston and Scotch Plains, 732-371-2221
    Jump! Immersion School programs are designed to
promote bilingual ability in Mandarin or Spanish along with offering a comprehensive academic program in all the core subjects. Additionally, our program fosters early childhood development through language immersion, music, hands on activities and thematic learning. Your child will have the advantage of differentiated instruction, small class sizes and small group activities. Jump! offers a well-rounded curriculum in all core subjects such as Language Arts, Math and Science as well as Art, Theater and Physical Education. Our goal is to ensure your child reaches their global potential. We also offer after school and Saturday language immersion programs and summer camp.

The Learning Experience
42 Okner Parkway, Livingston, 973-422-1080

Little Angels Christian Montessori School
304 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-992-0344

Little Tots Academy
30-34 Okner Parkway, Livingston, 973-597-0778

Livingston’s Little Learners
105 E. McClellan Ave., Livingston, 973-992-4200

Suburban Torah Center Nursery School
85 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, 973-994-7225

Temple Beth Shalom Philip J. Solondz Preschool
193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, 973-992-6546

The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham
300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston, 973-994-7016

West Essex YMCA
Preschool: 7 Regent St., 973-533-1511

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maplewood/south orange, nj preschools & kindergarten

Baird Center Preschool
The Baird, South Orange, 973-378-7754

Children's Learning Tree
31 Third St., South Orange, 973-313-1132

Kinder-Gan Preschool
120 Parker Ave., Maplewood, 973-762-5722

Le Parc Place
195 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood, 862-333-0814

Little Stages
60 Taylor Place, South Orange, 973-243-0725

Mickey Fried Nursery School of Oheb Shalom Congregation
170 Scotland Rd., South Orange, 973-762-7069

Mina's Kids Day Care
1757 Springfield Ave., Maplewood, 973-762-7626
495 Valley St., Maplewood, 973-763-0304

Morrow Memorial Preschool
600 Ridgewood Rd., Maplewood, 973-763-5460

Our Lady of Sorrows School

172 Academy St., South Orange, 973-762-5169

Prospect Cooperative Nursery School
646 Prospect, Maplewood, 973-763-8955

South Mountain YMCA
10 W. Parker Ave., Maplewood, 973-762-0860

South Orange Country Day School
461 Vose Ave., South Orange, 973-762-6451

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel's Iris Family Center for
Early Childhood Education

432 Scotland Rd., South Orange, 973-763-4600

Thelma K. Reisman Preschool of Beth El
222 Irvington Ave., South Orange, 973-763-0113

Totri Child Care
465 Valley St., South Orange, 973-761-4309

Weekday Cooperative Preschool
111 Irvington Ave., South Orange, 973-762-7879

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millburn/short hills, nj preschools & kindergarten

Alpine Montessori of Millburn
5 Bleeker St., Millburn, 973-379-4710
Directors: Patricia Stroman and Ah Young Lee.
Ages 2 1⁄2-6. Enrollment: 89.
    Alpine Montessori of Millburn was established in 1978. The school is comprised of 6-7 smaller classrooms, with an emphasis on smaller class sizes, a low teacher-student ratio and a long tenured faculty. The school provides a very strong academic program which is delivered in a warm and nurturing environment. The unique Montessori program at our school is designed as an excellent foundation for the continued education of children 2 1⁄2-6 yrs. old.

Christ Church Nursery School
East Lane, Short Hills, 973-379-6549

Far Brook School
52 Great Hills Rd., Short Hills, New Jersey, 973-379-3442
Fax 973-379-9237 • Email:
    Head of School: Amy Ziebarth. Grades Nursery–8. Enrollment: 234. Student/teacher ratio: 6:1. Coeducational. Full day tuition: $15,500-$38,200.
    Far Brook School, located on a serene wooded 9.5 acre campus in Short Hills, is a place where childhood is honored and students develop intellectual curiosity, flexibility and leadership skills. Students ages three through eighth grade take time to question, observe, and make connections as they learn through an innovative theme-based curriculum weaving together science, art, math, technology, and literacy. This creative method of discovery leads to deeper learning and builds on students' natural curiosity and sense of wonder. Students are well prepared for the challenges and opportunities. Learn more about our progressive approach to education by calling 973-379-3442 or visit Far Brook School online for more information.

Goddard School
161 Millburn Ave., Millburn, 973-671-4500

Hedwig Gruenewald Early Childhood Center of Congregation B’nai Israel
160 Millburn Ave., Millburn, 973-379-4040

Lightbridge Academy of Millburn
27 Bleeker St., Milllburn, 973-218-1800

Millburn Co-op Nursery School
Taylor Park, 951 Ridgewood Rd., Millburn, 973-379-2778

The Montessori Children's Academy
200 Hartshorn Dr., Short Hills, 973-258-1400

Neighborhood House Nursery School
12 Taylor St., Millburn, 973-376-0739

Open Door Nursery School
432 Wyoming Ave., Millburn, 973-376-9303

St. Rose of Lima
52 Short Hills Ave., Short Hills, 973-379-3973

Saint Stephen’s Preschool
119 Main St., Millburn, 973-376-0688

Temple B’Nai Jeshurun Rabbi Barry H. Greene Early Childhood Center
1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills, 973-379-1555

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montclair, nj preschools & kindergarten

Montclair Cooperative School
65 Chestnut St., Montclair, 973-783-4955

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verona, nj preschools & kindergarten

The Children's House
26 Montrose Ave., Verona, 973-857-1234

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west orange, nj preschools & kindergarten

Blessed Pope John XXIII Academy
8 St. Cloud Pl., West Orange, 973-731-3503

The Children's Corner Preschool
471 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, 973-736-2100

First Mountain Preschool
270 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, 973-243-6768

Golda Och Academy
122 Gregory Ave., West Orange, 973-602-3601

JCC MetroWest Early Childhood Center
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-530-3479

Our Lady of Lourdes School
100 Valley Way, West Orange, 973-325-0555

Playhouse Cooperative Nursery School
88 Franklin Ave., West Orange, 973-736-9451

Suburban Hills School
627 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange, 908-879-4140

Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Center
431 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-758-1070

Valley Settlement House Day Care
33-41 Tompkins St., West Orange, 973-678-2550

West Orange Community House Day Care
242 Main St., West Orange, 973-736-1282

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hoboken, nj preschools & kindergarten

Tessa International School
720 Monroe St., Suites E105-106, Hoboken, 201-755-5585

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flemington, nj preschools & kindergarten

A Place for Kids
242 Rt. 202/31, Flemington, 908-237-4525

The Berry Patch Early Learning Center
1083 Rt. 523, Flemington, 908-237-9200

Childtime Learning Center
43 Barley Sheaf Rd., Flemington, 908-782-3395

Country Tyme Daycare Learning
18 Church St., Flemington, 908-806-0002

Evergreen Child Development
433 Rt. 202, Flemington, 908-788-0211

Flemington Jewish Nursery School
54 Sergeantsville Rd., Flemington, 908-782-2794

Flemington Montessori School
275 S. Main St., Flemington, 908-788-2744

Flemington Presbyterian School
10 E. Main St., Flemington, 908-782-8166

The Goddard School
4 Minneakoning Rd., Flemington, 908-237-2050

Kindercare Learning Centers
4 Royal Rd., Flemington, 908-322-3695

Little Angels Preschool
466 Rt. 12, Flemington, 908-782-7145

Rainbow Academy
314 Rt. 31, Flemington, 908-237-0078

Start Smart Academy
8 Reading Rd. #9, Flemington, 908-806-0023

St. Paul Christian School
201 Rt. 31, Flemington, 908-782-3979

Village Montessori
105 Rt. 31 #700, Flemington, 908-782-2333

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whitehouse station, nj preschools & kindergarten

Whitehouse Preparatory School
587 Route 22E, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, 908-534-0026

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princeton preschools & kindergarten

to come...

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edison, nj preschools & kindergarten

Jump! Immersion School
Edison, Livingston and Scotch Plains, 732-371-2221
    Jump! Immersion School programs are designed to
promote bilingual ability in Mandarin or Spanish along with offering a comprehensive academic program in all the core subjects. Additionally, our program fosters early childhood development through language immersion, music, hands on activities and thematic learning. Your child will have the advantage of differentiated instruction, small class sizes and small group activities. Jump! offers a well-rounded curriculum in all core subjects such as Language Arts, Math and Science as well as Art, Theater and Physical Education. Our goal is to ensure your child reaches their global potential. We also offer after school and Saturday language immersion programs and summer camp.

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freehold, nj preschools & kindergarten

The Puzzle Place Daycare & Preschool
3425 US 9, Freehold, 732-994-7899. Autism

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marlboro, nj preschools & kindergarten

Jersey Shore Free School, a Sudbury School
521 Newman Spring Rd., Marlboro, 732-216-5359.
          New Jersey's first Sudbury School, the Jersey Shore Free School admits students from PK to Grade 12. Sudbury education allows students to discover and follow their own interests and passions, to learn their own way and at their own pace. No pursuit is valued over any other. Governance by a fully participatory democracy ensures that all students' voices are heard and respected.

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spring lake heights, nj preschools & kindergarten

Hill & Dale School
714 Wall Rd., Spring Lake Heights, 732-449-0387

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tinton falls, nj preschools & kindergarten

Tinton Falls Cooperative Nursery School
332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls, 732-747-3990

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boonton, nj preschools & kindergarten

Ada Budrick Child Care & Learning Center
220 Vreeland Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005, 973-335-0619

chatham, nj preschools & kindergarten

Chatham Day School
700 Shunpike Road, Chatham, 973-410-0400

Chatham Methodist Nursery School
460 Main St., Chatham, 973-635-5261

Chatham School House
110 Main St., Chatham, 973-701-8303

The Gingham Giraffe Preschool
234 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, 973-635-0033

KinderCare Chatham
45 Main St., Chatham, 973-635-0009

The Learning Path Nursery & Day Care
300 Shunpike Rd., Chatham, 973-635-1500

Little Friends Day School
322 Main St., Chatham, 973-701-0202

Long Hill Christian Preschool of Chatham
525 Shunpike Rd., Chatham, 973-377-3336

The Montessori Children’s Academy
286 Main St., Chatham, 973-665-0071

Sprout House
200 Main St., Chatham, 973-635-9658
    Director: Pat Rossmann. Ages: 2 1⁄2-6. Enrollment: 60-65. Registration begins in Jan.
    Innovative, progressive Preschool/Rising 5's/ Kinder­garten dedicated to the whole child. Strong nature, ­science, nursery school emphasis on play and developmentally appropriate activities. Commitment to environmental
education. Summer program. Since 1986.

St. Patrick’s Pre-School
45 Chatham, Chatham, 973-635-4623

Stanley Nursery School
240 Southern Blvd., Chatham, 973-635-0755

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chester, nj preschools & kindergarten

The Dogwood School
8 Dogwood Dr., Chester, 908-879-7477

Mustard Seed Child Care Inc.
30 Hillside Rd., Chester, 908-879-1111

Rainbow Child Care Center
395 Rt. 24E, Chester, 908-888-2561

Suburban Hills School
41 Oakdale Rd., Chester, 908-879-4140

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convent station, nj preschools & kindergarten

Bridge to Learning Child Care Center
College of St. Elizabeth, Park Ave., Convent Station, 973-539-1660

The Montessori Children's Academy
6 Kahn Rd., Morristown, 973-410-9669

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east hanover, nj preschools & kindergarten

East Hanover Child Care Center, Inc.
55 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover, 973-581-7100

East Hanover Cooperative Nursery School
469 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, 973-515-0477

Kiddie Academy
33-43 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, 973-463-1860

The Learning Tree
14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover, 973-887-1260

St. Rose of Lima Early Childhood Center
312 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, 973-887-1801

Over the Rainbow Children’s Center
1 Barnida Dr., East Hanover, 973-503-9010

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florham park, nj preschools & kindergarten

Calvary Nursery School
144 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, 973-514-1113

Goddard School
190 Campus Dr., Florham Park, 973-437-5100

Holy Family School
17 Lloyd Ave., Florham Park, 973-377-4181

Little Duck Day School
11 Hanover Rd., Florham Park, 973-822-8100

The London Day School
10 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, 973-377-0311

Magic Kingdom Day Nursery
88 Brooklake Dr., Florham Park, 973-966-9762

Primrose School of Florham Park
31 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, 973-377-7724

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long hill township, nj preschools & kindergarten

HudsonWay Immersion School
249 Bebout Ave, Stirling, NJ 07980, 908-598-8088
    HudsonWay Immersion School's pioneering approach to dual-language education develops our young children ages 2 1⁄2-5 to build a strong foundation for biliteracy in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish, enhance global perspective, and develop strong cognitive abilities. Students learn curriculum content in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish and English, developing skills and cultural awareness to navigate the world.

Jonan Academy
91 Central Ave., Stirling, 908-432-9326

Lil’ People’s Playhouse, Inc.
1288 Valley Rd., Stirling, 908-647-0950

Long Hill Montessori School
158 Central Ave., Stirling, 908-647-1852

The Small Society Academy
20 Bay St., Stirling, 908-647-3838
    Director: Donna McCrea. Ages: 4 wks.–5 yrs. Total: 120. Ratio: varied according to age groups. Tuition: varied. Open enrollment.
    Our concept is to provide a secure and loving environment within a semi-structured program enriched by many positive new experiences and the feeling of success.

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madison, nj preschools & kindergarten

Acorn Academy at Drew University
United Methodist Church, Rt. 24, Madison, 973-520-8889

Bright Horizons at Giralda Farms
5A Giralda Farms, Madison, 973-301-0812

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA
54 East St., Madison, 973-377-4945.
Half-day Pre-Kindergarten and full day academic Kindergarten.

Madison Community House
25 Cook Ave., Madison, 973-377-0244

Madison Cooperative Nursery School
4 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-377-2501

Madison Montessori School
19 Green Ave., Madison, 973-966-9544

Rainbow Montessori School
4 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-377-0135

St. Vincent Martyr School
26 Green Village Rd., Madison, 973-377-1104

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mendham, nj preschools & kindergarten

Kiddie Academy of Chester
245 Blueberry Lane, Mendham, 908-879-9900

Mendham Cooperative Nursery School
8 Orchard St., Mendham, 973-543-6401

Westmont Montessori School
577 Rt. 24, Mendham, 908-879-6355

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morris plains, nj preschools & kindergarten

The French Academy of Bilingual Culture
131 Mountain Way, Morris Plains, 973-206-1114

Morris Plains Co-Op Play School
8 Cleveland Ave., Morris Plains, NJ 07950, 973-540-1537

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morristown, nj preschools & kindergarten

Assumption School
63 Macullough Ave., Morristown, 973-538-0590

Children on the Green
50 Park Place, Morristown, 973-984-0094

Cradles to Crayons Child Care and Learning Center
16 Pine St., Morristown, 973-538-1717
26 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, 973-998-9494

Greater Morristown YMCA
• RF Blake Children's Center
  65 Horsehill Rd., Cedar Knolls, 973-984-2255
• Collinsville Child Care Center
  125 South St., Morristown, 973-538-2366

The Montessori Children's Academy
6 Kahn Rd., Morristown, 973-410-9669

The Peck School
247 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8660
       Independent, co-educational Kindergarten through 8th grade day
school. Experienced and outstanding faculty. State of the art facilities.

Presbyterian Church Nursery School
65 South St., Morristown, 973-540-1114

The Red Oaks School
21 Cutler St., Morristown, 973-539-7853

Shalom Yeladim – The Judie Gerstein Early Learning Center
177 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, 973-538-8284

Temple B’Nai Or Nursery School
Overlook Rd., Morristown, 973-267-6424

Unity Charter School
1 Evergreen Place, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-292-1808
          Ages: K-8th grade. Tuition free, admission by lottery. Application deadline in January.

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new vernon, nj preschools & kindergarten

New Vernon Presbyterian Nursery School
4 Lees Hill Rd., New Vernon, 973-326-9839

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whippany, nj preschools & kindergarten

Abundant Life Christian School
43 S. Jefferson Rd., Whippany, 973-463-9455

Kiddie Academy of Cedar Knolls
201 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, 800-554-3343

KinderCare Learning Centers
45 Whippany Rd., Whippany, 973-428-3724

King’s Kids Preschool & Day Care Center
45 S. Jefferson Rd., Whippany, 973-463-0123

Lightbridge Academy
24 S. Jefferson Rd., Whippany, 973-386-5520

Our Lady of Mercy Academy
90 Whippany Rd., Whippany, 973-887-2611

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wayne, nj preschools & kindergarten

Wayne YMCA
15 Wittes End Dr., Wayne, 973-595-0100

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bedminster / pluckemin, nj preschools & kindergarten

Child Time
1 Bradford Rd., Bedminster, 908-658-9401

Pluckemin Church Preschool
Rt. 202, Pluckemin, 908-658-4720

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bernards township, nj preschools & kindergarten

The Albrook School
361 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-580-0661
    A Montessori education with toddler, preschool, elementary, expanded day and camp programs. Accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Call for a tour or register online for our next Open House.
Jan 21, Mar 4
         Open House, stop by for a tour.

The Children’s Corner
45 Church St., Liberty Corner, 908-647-8401
         Full, half, and extended day programs for infants through kindergarten prep. Afterschool program for students in grades K-5, summer camp, science lab, indoor gym, learning garden, enrichment classes, field trips, Bible, community service learning projects. Now enrolling for summer camp and fall classes.

Crawlers 2 Scholars
409 King George Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-647-2600

Gentle Shepherd Christian Preschool
Somerset Hills Lutheran Church, 350 Lake Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-766-1430

Little Footprints Learning Center
520 King George Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-647-0011

Mendham Country Day School
204 Morristown Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-766-3323
Director: Barbara Rogers
    Mendham Country Day School offers strong academic programs for pre-K to 6th grade. Before and after-school enrichment and summer camp programs available. Now enrolling for the new school year. Call today.

Millicent Fenwick Daycare Center
Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-766-7898

Saint James School
200 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, 908-766-4774

Somerset Hills Montessori School
173 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-221-0797

Sunshine Preschool
3575 Valley Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-604-2707   

Tiny Turtle Academy
547 Allen Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-326-6919

The Treehouse Child Caring Center
1 E. Oak St., Basking Ridge, 908-221-1619

Zimmer School
3048 Valley Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-604-8844

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bernardsville, nj preschools & kindergarten

Palmer School
22 Church, Bernardsville, 908-766-3353

Robins Nest Nursery School
Rt. 202, Bernardsville, 908-766-7686

St. John’s Nursery School
379 Mt. Harmony Rd., Bernardsville, 908-766-0374

School of Saint Elizabeth
30 Seney Dr., Bernardsville, 908-766-0244 ext. 12

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bound brook, nj preschools & kindergarten

Rainbow Corner Child Care
516 Thompson Ave., Bound Brook, 732-805-9900 

Wee People Preschool & Kindergarten
317 Winsor St., Bound Brook, 732-469-7029

branchburg, nj preschools & kindergarten

Apples and Books Learning Center
1036 Rt 202S, Branchburg, 908-429-4275

The Goddard School
Branchburg Commons, 3322 Rt. 22W, Branchburg, 908- 231-8600

Kangaroo Kids Child Care and Learning Center
1047 Rt. 28, North Branch, 908-231-7800

KinderCare of Branchburg
212 Raritan Valley College Rd., Branchburg, 908- 704-0091

Rainbow Child Care Center
1005 Rt. 22W, Branchburg, 908-255-4661

bridgewater township / raritan, nj preschools & kindergarten

Cherry Blossom Montessori
20 Equator Ave, Flagtown, 908-369-4436

Children’s Corner of Bridgewater United Methodist Church
651 Country Club Rd., Bridgewater, 908-526-9596

Child Time
601 Buena Parkway, Bridgewater, 908-722-7837

JCC Blaustein Early Childhood Center
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
775 Talamini Rd. (conveniently located off
Rt. 202-206), Bridgewater, 908-725-6994
    Open enrollment and now registering for 2018-2019! Year-round infant (ages 6 weeks+) and toddler programs. Half and full day school programs for 2, 3 and 4 year olds with nurturing, licensed, professional staff who promote academic learning in a developmentally appropriate, child-centered environment. Early drop off (starting at 7:00am) and late stay hours (until 6:00pm) are available. Kindergarten enrichment program available in the afternoons with busing from select Bridgewater schools. Children enjoy weekly swimming instruction in our heated indoor pool along with yoga and music as a regular part of our program. Additional enrichment programs include karate, swim lessons, gymnastics, dance, basketball and more! Our flexible programs accommodate parents' schedules. Fun filled days at summer camp and vacation camp programs enhance our well-rounded, quality program. J-Crew After School Program for Grades K-6. Call for a personal tour and information to reserve your child's space now!

Kiddie Academy
348 Rt. 22E, Bridgewater, 908-842-0020

Kinder Kastle Childcare Learning Center
157 Union Ave., Bridgewater, 908-722-3666

North Branch Reformed Church Preschool
203 Rt. 28, Bridgewater, 908-725-2326

The Preschool Place & Kindergarten at Temple Sholom
N. Bridge St., Bridgewater, 908-722-0101

Rainbow Child Care Center
1246 Rt. 202/206N, Bridgewater, 908-658-4400

Raritan Valley Montessori
120 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater, 908-595-2900

St. Ann School
29 Second Ave., Raritan, 908-725-7787

St. Bernard Pre-School & Kindergarten
500 U.S. Hwy. 22, Bridgewater, 908-526-9009

Stellar Academy
757 Rt. 202-206, Bridgewater, 908-252-1166

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far hills, nj preschools & kindergarten

Far Hills Country Day School
697 US-202, Far Hills, NJ 07931, 908-766-0622

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gladstone / peapack, nj preschools & kindergarten

Black River Preschool
2091 Black River Rd., Pottersville, 908-334-8210
    The Black River Preschool's warm and nurturing environment allows children the freedom to develop strong physical bodies, warm open hearts and imaginations with the goal of developing a strong sense of who they are. Our daily rhythm supports health and wellbeing so that children may rest comfortably in their bodies and feel secure and confident to go out and meet the world.

The Cottage School
224 Main St., Gladstone, 908-719-9610

Gill St. Bernard’s School
St. Bernard's Rd., Gladstone, 908-234-1611 x245
       Gill St. Bernard's Early Childhood Program and Lower School provides students, ages 3 through 10, with a well-rounded, hands-on curriculum focused on academic, social, emotional and physical growth. Grades offered include Primary 3 (age 3) through fourth grade. Please call 908-234-1611 x 245 to learn more.

The Willow School
1150 Pottersville Rd., Gladstone, 908-470-9500
    PreK-Grade 8. Enrollment: 120. Coeducational.
    At Willow, students experience the joy of learning, discovering and creating, from preschool to middle school. Willow students engage in open-ended, inventive play, becoming independent thinkers and problem-solvers as they grow. They experience the wonder of nature every day, learning to think about sustainable solutions to real-world challenges. Willow's small class sizes and challenging classroom conversations help students build ethical relationships rooted in community. Willow students become motivated, self-directed, and passionate learners, a strong foundation for the challenges of high school and beyond.

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hillsborough, nj preschools & kindergarten

All Day Learning Centers
170 Township Line Rd., Hillsborough, 908-359-0803

Blooming Hearts Child Development Center
313 Triangle Road, Hillsborough, 908-431-0550

Childtime Learning Center
10 Brower Lane, Hillsborough, 888-258-9037

Christian Nurturing Center
715 Amwell Rd., Hillsborough, 908-369-5215

The Goddard School
378 S. Branch Rd., Bldg. 5, Hillsborough, 908-371-1499

Hillsborough YMCA
19 E. Mountain Rd., Hillsborough, 908-369-0490 x618

KinderCare Learning Center
756 Rt. 206S, Hillsborough, 908-431-1565

The Learning Experience
345 Auten Rd., Hillsborough, 908-768-3828

Mary Mother of God Nursery School
157 S. Triangle Rd., Hillsborough, 908-874-8489

Pals Play & Learn School
311 Amwell Rd., Hillsborough, 908-369-7257

South Branch Reformed Church Nursery School
870 River Rd., Hillsborough, 908-369-7885

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martinsville, nj preschools & kindergarten

Giving Nest Preschool & Kindergarten
1600 Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville, 908-704-9555
1949 Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville, 732-302-1321

Little Friends of Jesus Nursery School
1881 Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville, 732-667-5272

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neshanic station, nj preschools & kindergarten

Christian Nurturing Center
715 Amwell Rd. (& Main), Neshanic Station, 908-369-5215

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north plainfield, nj preschools & kindergarten

Giving Nest Preschool & Kindergarten
300 Clinton Ave., North Plainfield, 908-754-2060

Growing Tree Preschool & Kindergarten
18 Park Pl., North Plainfield, 908-754-5505

Holy Cross Preschool
40 Mercer Ave., North Plainfield, 908-753-0662

Kiddie Academy of Watchung Square
325 North Dr., North Plainfield, 908-769-5437

The Sundance School
401 Greenbrook Rd., North Plainfield, 908-561-5055

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pottersville, nj preschools & kindergarten

Black River Preschool
2091 Black River Rd., Pottersville, 908-334-8210
    The Black River Preschool's warm and nurturing environment allows children the freedom to develop strong physical bodies, warm open hearts and imaginations with the goal of developing a strong sense of who they are. Our daily rhythm supports health and wellbeing so that children may rest comfortably in their bodies and feel secure and confident to go out and meet the world.

The Kid's House Nursery School
8 Hacklebarney Rd., Pottersville, 908-439-3979

somerville, nj preschools & kindergarten

First Baptist Church Preschool
132 W. High, Somerville, 908-725-1016

Good Shepherd Christian Day Care & Preschool
300 Union Ave., Somerville, 908-704-0080

Immaculate Conception School
41 Mountain Ave., Somerville, 908-725-6516

Somerville YMCA Early Education Center
2 Green St., Somerville, 908-722-4567

The Wonder Years Academy
250 Rt. 202/206N, Somerville, 908-575-1900

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warren township, nj preschools & kindergarten

Giving Nest Preschool
109 Washington Valley Rd., Warren, 732-893-8222

KinderCare Learning Center
19 Mountain Blvd., Warren, 908-412-8707

The Learning Experience
76 Stirling Rd., Warren, 908-222-7620

The Orchard Academy at Camp Harmony
206 Mt. Horeb Rd., Warren, 732-469-9444

Primrose School of Warren
117 Mt. Bethel Rd., Warren, 908-822-9900

Spring Academy
10 North Rd., Warren, 908-301-6168

Union Village Nursery School
1130 Mountain Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-647-4440

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watchung, nj preschools & kindergarten

Giving Nest Preschool
225 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, 908-222-1003

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sparta, nj preschools & kindergarten

Engle Day School
60 Glen Rd., Sparta, 973-726-0605.

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berkeley heights, nj preschools & kindergarten

Berkeley Heights YMCA Preschool
550 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-464-8373

Diamond Hill Montessori School
105 Diamond Hill Rd., Berkeley Heights, 908-464-5051
    Directors: Jack Clemence and Elena Schroeder. Ages: 2 1⁄2-6. Enrollment: 50. Ratio: Toddlers: 4:1; Others 8:1. Tuition: $3,110-$11,900.
    Our preschool offers full and part-time programs including a full day kindergarten. Curriculum and enrichment include foreign language, yoga, music, fine arts, cooking and more. In our rich environment children experience the excitement of learning, explore their creativity, develop at their own pace and actively share in the learning process.

Primrose School of Berkeley Heights
246 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-286-0900

Union Village Nursery School
1130 Mountain Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-647-4440

Westminster Nursery School
725 Mountain Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-464-4880

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clark, nj preschools & kindergarten

89 Terminal Ave., Clark, 732-340-1900

Osceola Church Nursery School
1689 Raritan Rd., Clark, 908-272-3668

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cranford, nj preschools & kindergarten

Helen K. Baldwin Nursery School
11 Springfield Ave., Cranford, 908-276-1166

Calvary Nursery School & Child Care
108 Eastman St., Cranford, 908-272-3962

Discovery Child Care Center
1 Commerce Dr., Cranford, 908-272-2560

Lightbridge Academy of Cranford
560 South Ave. E., Cranford, 908-653-1231

Over the Rainbow Nursery School
25 South Ave. W., Cranford, 908-272-2466

St. Michael’s Preschool
100 Alden, Cranford, 908-276-9425

Trinity Episcopal Day School
205 North Ave. E., Cranford, 908-276-2881

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garwood, nj preschools & kindergarten

Garwood Family Center YMCA
500 East St., Garwood, 908-301-1616

Spring Academy
112 Center St., Garwood, 908-301-6168

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mountainside, nj preschools & kindergarten

Community Presbyterian Nursery School
1459 Deerpath, Mountainside, 908-232-9490

Holy Trinity Interparochial School
304 Central Ave., Mountainside, 908-233-1899

Primrose School at Mountainside
1038 Springfield Ave., Mountainside, 908-228-5589

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new providence, nj preschools & kindergarten

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace
99 South St., New Providence, 908-464-8657

Presbyterian Church Nursery School
1307 Springfield Ave., New Providence, 908-665-0951

St. Andrews Nursery School and Kindergarten
419 South St., New Providence, 908-464-4878

St. Luke's Day Care
260 South St., New Providence, 908-464-4175

Santa Fe Centers
1441 and 1496 Springfield Ave., New Providence, 908-665-1235

Sproutlings Child Care Center
755 Central Ave., New Providence, 908-665-2755

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scotch plains / fanwood, nj preschools & kindergarten

Christopher Academy
1390 Terrill Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-322-4652

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA
1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, 908-889-8880

Goddard School of Fanwood
324 South Ave., Fanwood, 908-232-5250

Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey
Brody Family Early Learning Center

1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, 908-889-8800
Contact: Robin Brous, x204;
    The Brody Family Early Learning Center at the JCC is committed to excellence in education and providing a safe, nurturing school environment for children. We offer infant and toddler care, preschool, transitional kindergarten, and full-day kindergarten. Our comprehensive learning program, which includes Jewish heritage, is designed to allow children to flourish as they interact with both their physical and social environments.

Jump! Immersion School
Edison, Livingston and Scotch Plains, 732-371-2221
    Jump! Immersion School programs are designed to
promote bilingual ability in Mandarin or Spanish along with offering a comprehensive academic program in all the core subjects. Additionally, our program fosters early childhood development through language immersion, music, hands on activities and thematic learning. Your child will have the advantage of differentiated instruction, small class sizes and small group activities. Jump! offers a well-rounded curriculum in all core subjects such as Language Arts, Math and Science as well as Art, Theater and Physical Education. Our goal is to ensure your child reaches their global potential. We also offer after school and Saturday language immersion programs and summer camp.

Lightbridge Academy of Fanwood
15 South Ave., Fanwood, 908-322-2277

Saint Bartholomew Academy
2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains, 908-322-4265

Scotch Plains Baptist Christian Day School
333 Park Ave., Scotch Plains, 908-322-9187

Scotch Plains Montessori
1577 E. Second St., Scotch Plains, 908-322-2450

Spring Academy
1961 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-301-6168

Westminster Preschool
74 Martine Ave. South, Fanwood, 908-889-4405

The Wonder Years Academy
133 South Ave., Fanwood, 908-222-8992

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springfield, nj preschools & kindergarten

The Children’s Academy, A Montessori School
37 Church Mall, Springfield, 973-379-3524

Congregation Israel of Springfield
339 Mountain Ave., Springfield, 973-467-9666

Holy Cross Christian Nursery School
639 Mountain Ave., Springfield, 973-379-7160

Kiddie Academy of Springfield
25 Rt. 22 East, Springfield, 973-315-3177

St. James the Apostle School
41 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, 973-376-5194

Temple Beth Ahm Preschool
60 Temple Dr., Springfield, 973-376-0539, x18

Temple Sha'arey Shalom Preschool
78 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, 973-379-5387

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summit, nj preschools & kindergarten

Central Presbyterian Nursery School
70 Maple St., Summit, 908-273-0484

The Connection Preschool
The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit, 908-273-4242
          A certified preschool enrichment program for ages 3-5 includes music, art, dance, swimming and more.

Cornerstone School of Summit
561 Springfield Ave., Summit, 908-277-4400

HudsonWay Immersion School
New location for 2018-2019 school year:
249 Bebout Ave, Stirling, NJ 07980, 908-598-8088
    HudsonWay Immersion School's pioneering approach to dual-language education develops our young children ages 21⁄2-5 to build a strong foundation for biliteracy in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish, enhance global perspective, and develop strong cognitive abilities. Students learn curriculum content in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish and English, developing skills and cultural awareness to navigate the world.

Kent Place School
42 Norwood Ave., Summit, 908-273-0900
    Ages: 3-5. Enrollment: 30. Ratio: 5:1. Tuition: $16,380-$26,900.
    The Kent Place preschool programs are co-educational and provide a strong academic foundation for boys and girls ages three to five. Our spacious classrooms are carefully planned environments where children have daily opportunities to engage in block-building, dramatic play, sensory exploration, reading, puzzle work, computers, drawing, writing and art activities. We offer state-of-the-art facilities on a 26-acre campus. Taught by experienced and highly-educated early childhood teachers, hands-on math, literacy, science and social studies lessons are woven into our daily curriculum and provide on-going challenges, skill development and preparation for the expectations of kindergarten. Our program is also enriched with specialist classes in physical education, dance, music, French, Spanish and library, as well as ­seasonal field trips. The Junior Pre-Kindergarten, which is for three- and four-year-olds, meets Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 2:30pm. Pre-kindergarten, which is for four- and five-year-olds, meets Monday-Friday, 8:30 to 2:30pm. An aftercare program is available for students in pre-kindergarten.

Learning Circle YMCA
95 Morris Ave., Summit, 908-273-7040

St. Teresa of Avila Early Childhood Center
306 Morris Ave., Summit, 908-277-6043
    Director: Christine Monaco. Grades: PreK-Kindergarten.
    A faith-centered school for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and children entering kindergarten, our state-licensed, modern facility and experienced staff provide a safe, nurturing place for children to begin their educational journey. All day kindergarten features gym, music and Spanish enrichment. Extended day, lunch bunch and before care available Monday to Friday.

SuperKids Childcare & Learning Center
2 Broad St., Summit, 908-598-8383

Temple Sinai Early Childhood Education Program
208 Summit Ave., Summit, 908-273-4921 x31
         Director: Dr. Amy Damast. Ages: 1-5. Open enrollment.
     Our program is research-based and includes both child-centered and teacher-guided instruction. Children are taught developmentally appropriate skills (social, cognitive, linguistic and physical) using themes that emerge during classroom interactions. This type of "emergent" curriculum allows children with all learning styles to move through skills mastery at their own pace, using materials and activities that interest them. Classes are available for children ages 1 through 5. Summer camp is also available.

Zadie’s Nurturing Den
1 Walnut St., Summit, 908-277-8584

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union, nj preschools & kindergarten

Brainiac's Child Care & Learning Center
2147 Springfield Ave., Vauxhall, NJ, 908-688-8687

Kean University Child Care & Development Center
Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, 908-737-5300

YM-YWHA of Union County
501 Green Lane, Union, 908-289-8112

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westfield, nj preschools & kindergarten

Bamboo Shoots Mandarin Immersion School
836 Mountain Ave., Westfield, 908-232-9550
    Bamboo Shoots offers a full immersion Mandarin environment, which provides accelerated, activity-based bilingual education for children ages two to seven years old. Our Chinese immersion model is based on children's innate ability to acquire language at any early age. We integrate language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, culture, computers, character education, and physical education all in the target language.

The Christopher Academy
510 Hillcrest Ave., Westfield, 908-233-7447

Compass Schoolhouse
125 Elmer St., Westfield, 908-232-2084

Cradles to Crayons Learning Center, Inc.
649 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-518-0900

Here We Grow! Child Development Center
422 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-233-6000

Holy Trinity Interparochial School
336 1st St., Westfield, 908-233-0484

808 South Ave., Westfield, 908-317-6900
    Directors: Lara Pallant and Jennifer Kelly. Infant/­toddler program, full-day Preschool, full-day Kindergarten, summer camp. Enrolling for summer and fall 2018.
    Kinderprep is a learning environment designed to enhance children's social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Our program is flexible, encouraging each child to learn at his or her own pace. We offer small class sizes, (6-7 children in a class), a nurturing home-like environment and college-degreed / CPR / first-aid certified teachers. Call or email for more information or to schedule a tour.

Lightbridge Academy
751 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-228-5791

Noah’s Ark Country Day School
618 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-232-0175.
       Infants, toddlers, Pre-K/Kindergarten.
    Noah's Ark embraces the impressionable first years in a child's life by fostering each child's uniqueness. With activities and curriculum developed specifically for each age group, your child will learn by having fun. We pride ourselves in embracing children's natural curiosity, inspiring them to explore the world around them. With colorful, loving classrooms full of books, toys, paints and activities, minds are sure to be engaged and feel happy. Most importantly at Noah's Ark, wondering why always ends in fun. Progress is continually evident in your child's emotional growth, social skills, verbal communication, intellectual awareness and physical capability. Spanish incorporated during the day.

Presbyterian Nursery School and Kindergarten
140 Mountain Ave., Westfield, 908-233-0766

Redeemer Lutheran School
229 Cowperthwaite Pl., Westfield, 908-232-1592

St. Paul's Day School
414 Broad St., Westfield, 908-233-5417

Temple Emanu-El’s Early Childhood Education Program
756 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-232-7663

Wesley Hall School for Early Childhood & Kindergarten
1 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-233-9570
    Child care for ages 6 weeks-5 yrs. old and full day Kindergarten. Hours: 7am-6pm. New infant/toddler room and summer camp program. Call today to schedule a tour of our school.

Westfield Area Y
422 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-317-YMCA (9622) x423
170 Elm St., Westfield, 908-654-8460

Westfield Day Care Center
140 Mountain Ave., Westfield, 908-232-6717

Westfield Little School
462 West Broad St., Westfield, 908-654-5900

Wonderay Academy
509 Central Ave., Westfield, 973-259-6633

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Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Garretson Rd., Bridgewater,
908-231-8660 x2675
     Head Teacher: Judy Raphel. Classes for ages 21⁄2-5 meet approx. 2 hours 3-5 times a week. Open to Bridgewater/Raritan residents. Registration in Sept. on a first-come first-served basis.

Kinder Cubs Kindergarten Enrichment
Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham
973-457-2505, x2053 • Email:
         Director: Karen Schmitter. Program offers educational and creative enrichment for kindergarten-aged children to learn in a caring and social environment. It meets 11⁄2 hours, one day a week. Call or email for more information.

Living with Children
Scotch Plains High School, Westfield Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-889-8600
         2 1⁄2 hr. kindergarten readiness class has morning sessions 3 days a week for ages 3 1⁄2-K. Registration in March/April for Sept. or call for openings.

North Plainfield High Nursery School
34 Wilson Ave., North Plainfield
Gurpreet Kaur, 908-769-6000
         Preschool program runs morning and afternoon sessions three days a week Oct. to May. Open to children age 2 (by Oct. 15) to 4 who are toilet trained.

Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, 1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, Sharon Gianneshi, 908-889-8288, x314
    8:15-10am or 12:45-2:30 Mon, Wed., and Fri. Child Development Program staff and ­students run morning and afternoon nursery school for ages 3-5. Small fee per month offsets the cost of snacks and supplies.

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