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NJ Schools, Preschools, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Private Schools in New Jersey

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Middlesex County, NJ Preschools NJ Special Education
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Passaic County, NJ Preschools
Somerset County, NJ Preschools

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      Registration for preschool usually 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.
      Visit the State of New Jersey Department of Education website for a non-user-friendly directory of public and non-public preschools as well as elementary, secondary and special education schools, official public school report cards and additional information about education in New Jersey.
      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.
   In addition to the independent schools listed below, visit the website of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools for a directory of member schools.

Essex County:
Caldwell, East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood/South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills, Montclair, Verona, West Orange.
Hunterdon County: Flemington.
Morris County: Boonton, Chatham, Chester, Convent Station, East Hanover, Florham Park, Long Hill Twp., Madison, Mendham, Morristown, Morris Twp., New Vernon, Whippany.
Monmouth County: Brick, Manasquan, Marlboro. Tinton Falls.
Passaic County: Wayne
Somerset County: Bedminster/Pluckemin, Bernards Twp., Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Bridgewater Twp./Raritan, Far Hills, Gladstone/Peapack, Martinsville, Neshanic Station, North Plainfield, Pottersville, Somerville, Warren Twp., Watchung.
Union County: Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, Springfield, Summit, Union, Westfield.

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BERGEN COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KINDERGARTEN

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ESSEX COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KINDERGARTEN

caldwell

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

Zadie’s of the Oranges
Zadie's Nurturing Den
141 S. Harrison St., East Orange, 973-395-5100; 1 Walnut St.; Summit, 908-277-8584. A unique childcare program dedicated to providing a warm "home-like" environment for children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten. Our services are geared towards the needs of working parents in a state-of-the-art facility offering the finest in safety, security and services for your child.

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livingston

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

KinderCare Learning Center
100 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston, 973-535-3336.

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. Child care available for ages 6 wks.-6 yrs. from 7:30am-6pm. Open 12 months. Half-day preschool 9am-1pm. Warm and nurturing environment in our new expanded facility; creative teaching with licensed instructors. Spanish, tumbling, creative dancing and computers offered at no extra charge. Optional hot lunch program.

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

Strawberry Hill Pre-School
94 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, 973-994-9511.

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.

Early Childhood Center at Temple Emanu-El
64 W. Northfield Rd., Livingston, 973-992-6174.

The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham
in the Louis and Emily Slater Youth and Education Center

300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston, 973-994-7016. Director: Debbie Aronson Ziering. Email: dziering@tbanj.org.
   The Early School of Temple B'nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ is a child's first formal learning experience involving a progressive development in which each level has its own age-specific program and goals. Central to the program is the development and enhancement of cognitive, linguistic, and numerical skills and the development of interpersonal skills. 2 to 5-year-olds attend Monday through Friday with options including early drop off, extended day, and more. Just About Three is a program for children turning 3 in October, November or December, 2013. Early Two's program is for children who are 2 by December 31. Tot Time is a program for parents and their toddlers from 13 to 23 months, and Baby Time offers workshops for parents with their babies, newborn to toddling. The Early School Camp, for 2 to 5-year-olds, meets for seven weeks, July through mid-August, 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, and Tot Time camp for toddlers is offered on Mondays and/or Wednesdays in July and August. All programs are open to members and non-members.

Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Center
650 S. Orange Ave., Livingston, 973-758-1070.

West Essex YMCA
Preschool: 7 Regent St., 973-533-1511.
Kindergarten: Enrichment program in schools, 973-992-7500.

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maplewood/south orange

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

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

Christ Lutheran School
115 Parker Ave., Maplewood, 973-763-1577.

Karate for Youth Childcare Center
1812 Springfield Ave., Maplewood, 973-761-6042.

Kelly's Kids Day Care Center
495 Valley St., Maplewood, 973-761-8811; 1757 Springfield Ave., Maplewood, 973-761-5656.

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.

Morrow Memorial Preschool
600 Ridgewood Rd., Maplewood, 973-763-2675.

Norbury Nursery & Preschool
391-401 Valley St., South Orange, 973-763-9910.

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 Co-op
240 Franklin Ave., Maplewood, 973-327-3281.

South Mountain Y
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. Director: Carol Paster. Ages: 2-5, 9-12 noon with early drop-off and extended day options available. Preschool program runs from September-June. Camp runs for 7 weeks. Playgroup with a Purpose and Toddler Time are weekly one-hour classes for parent/caregivers and their children birth-2 years.
   Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel's Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education offers a play-based, individualized curriculum. We focus on each child's developmental needs and promotes a positive, secure and accepting environment, enabling each child to grow with a sense of joy and wonderment in a Judaic setting. Our diverse staff includes a music specialist, librarian, nature educator and social worker. Our program also offers 2 indoor playgrounds and 3 outdoor classrooms.

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

Weekday Nursery School
111 Irvington Ave., South Orange, 973-762-7879.

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millburn/short hills

Alpine Montessori of Millburn
5 Bleeker St., Millburn, 973-379-4710. Director: Sarah Colucci. Ages. 2 1/2-6. Enrollment: 89.
        Alpine Montessori of Millburn (f/k/a The Montessori School of Millburn-Short Hills) was established in 1978. The school is comprised of 6-7 smaller classrooms, with 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 progressive 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 admissions@farbrook.org. Head of School: Amy Ziebarth. Grades Pre-K–8. Enrollment: 230. Ratio: 6:1. Coeducational. Full day tuition: $16,900-$33,200.
   Far Brook is a supportive, caring community that cherishes love of learning, creativity, and individuality. Central to the philosophy is the expectation that children are capable of intellectual depth and of meeting rigorous standards of achievement. Emphasis on the development of creative thinking, self-assurance, and initiative. Academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with the creative arts. Now offering half day Pre-K.

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

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

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verona

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

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west orange

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.

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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HUNTERDON COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KINDERGARTEN

flemington

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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KiNDERGARTEN

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MORRIS COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KINDERGARTEN

boonton

Ada Budrick Child Care & Learning Center
220 Vreeland Ave., Boonton, 973-335-0619. Director: Laura Guzik. Under new management of the Greater Morristown YMCA, the Ada Budrick Child Care and Learning Center provides parents and children with quality, affordable child care. Our experienced staff and developmentally appropriate learning experiences allow for fun through guided exploration and creative expression.

chatham

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

Chatham Methodist Nursery School
460 Main St., Chatham, 973-635-5261. Director: Carol Bardon. Half day programs for ages 3 and 4 as well as Kindergarten Enrichment. Enrollment: 80.
   Happy, supportive environment. Large, cheerful rooms. Experienced, caring staff. Child-centered program designed to encourage curiosity, creativity, cooperative play, self-reliance through a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences. Activities include creative art, music, nature, dramatic play, classroom visitors, field trips and more.

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

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

Little Angels School House Early Childhood Development Center
110 Main St., Chatham, 973-701-8303. Home based daycare offering infant, toddler and preschool programs. Our goal is to make learning fun and exciting while providing the love, security, and the care of a home environment. Activities include, but are not limited to, dramatic play, music, science, movement, sensory and active outdoor play. Open year-round, Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm.

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.

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

Stanley Congregational Nursery School
94 Fairmount Ave., Chatham, 973-635-0755.

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chester

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

Little Lambs Christian Nursery School1
100 Oakdale Rd., Chester, 908-879-4245.

Little Sprouts University
395 Rt. 24E, Chester, 908-879-5010.

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

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

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

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convent station

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., Convent Station, 973-410-9669.

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east hanover

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

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

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. Director: Danielle R. Lindner. Ages: 2-6. Rolling admissions. Call for tuition and application information.
  The London Day School is a premier, private educational and enrichment academy offering half, extended and full day toddler, preschool, pre-K and full-day Kindergarten program and foreign language instruction. The mission of The London Day School is to provide a focus on the superior enrichment and education of the young child. Our program provides an unprecedented daily experience for each child that uses a scaffolding approach to learning. Our teachers' emphasize a hands-on approach to learning where children develop the skills needed to think critically and creatively. On a daily basis, our students build upon their skills to become socially, emotionally and intellectually confident. 2013/2014 winners of Best Private Preschool and Kindergarten in Florham Park.

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

Primrose School of Florham Park
31 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, 973-437-6789. Ages: 6 wks.-full-time Kindergarten and before/after school program. Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the leader in educational child care, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts.®

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long hill township

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

St. Vincent de Paul School
Bebout Ave., Stirling, 908-647-0421.

The Small Society Academy
20 Bay St., Stirling, 908-647-3838. Directors: G. Treich, D. McCrea. Ages: 6 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.

Long Hill Montessori School
158 Central Ave., Stirling, 908-647-1852. Director: Jack Clemence and Elena Schroeder. Ages: 2 1⁄2-6. Enrollment: 50. Ratio: Toddlers: 4:1; Others 8:1. Tuition: $3,110-$11,110.
       Our preschool offers full and part-time programs including a full day kindergarten. Curriculum and enrichment include foreign language, yoga, music, fine arts, piano, 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

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madison

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

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA
54 East St., Madison, 973- 377-4945. Half day Pre-Kindergarten and half-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
Green Village Rd., Madison, 973-377-8313.

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

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mendham

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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morristown

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

Bright Horizons
1 Cattano Ave., Morristown, 973-267-9100.

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

Collinsville Child Care Center
Greater Morristown YMCA, 125 South St., Morristown, 973-538-2366. Ages 2 1⁄2-5 Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:30. Call for a free tour.

Cradles to Crayons Child Care and Learning Center
16 Pine St., Morristown, 973-538-1717.

Greater Morristown YMCA RF Blake Childcare Center
65 Horsehill Rd., Cedar Knolls, 973-984-2255. On-site infant through kindergarten care. Off-site afterschool care for the Morris Plains school district.

Kiddie Academy of Morristown
Headquarters Plaza Mall, Morristown, 973-455-7450.

Little Lights Learning Academy
Calvary Baptist Church, 10 Martin Luther King Ave., Morristown, 973-829-9990.

Presbyterian Church Nursery School in Morristown
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.

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morris township

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

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

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

Teddy & Me Day Care
100 Harter Rd., Morris Township, 973-538-6795.

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new vernon

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

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whippany

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

Discovery Years Preschool
155 Algonquin Parkway, Whippany, 973-515-3654.

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.

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

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

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MONMOUTH COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KINDERGARTEN

marlboro

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. Visit website for more information.

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tinton falls

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

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PASSAIC COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KINDERGARTEN

wayne

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

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SOMERSET COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KINDERGARTEN

bedminster/pluckemin

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

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

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bernards township

The Albrook School
361 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-580-0661.

Blue Kangaroo Day School
409 King George Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-647-2600.

The Children’s Corner
45 Church St., Liberty Corner, 908-647-8401.

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

Ivy Leaf Academy
574 Allen Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-470-2220.

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 & Infant Care
3575 Valley Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-604-2707. Spacious facility located on park-like property offers unique opportunities for indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Half and full day programs include art, music, gym, library and computers. Nurturing, experienced staff provide secure environment that fosters well-rounded child development.

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.

Weintal Preschool
40 Whitenack Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-204-1294.

Zimmer School
3048 Valley Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-604-8844 ext. 115.

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bernardsville

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

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

Apples and Books Learning Center
1036 Rt 202S, Branchburg, 908-429-4275; 1941 Holland Brook Rd., 908-369-5800.

Bright Horizons at Branchburg
1005 Rt. 22W., Branchburg, 908-252-1533.

Children’s Garden Learning Center
301 Maple Ave., Branchburg, 908-369-3838.

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

Kangaroo Kids Child Care and Learning Center
1047 Rt. 28 (located between The General Store & RVCC), North Branch, 908-231-7800.

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

bridgewater township/raritan

Bright Horizons at Bridgewater
1246 Rt. 202/206N, Bridgewater, 908-658-4400.

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 x208. Email: LWeiss@ssbjcc.org. Website: www.ssbjcc.org/earlychildhood.
     Year-round infant/toddler program beginning at 6 weeks of age. Register now for 2014-2015 school year!. Half and full day school programs for 2, 3 & 4 year olds with nurturing licensed professional staff who promote academic learning in a developmentally appropriate child centered environment. Early drop off (7:30am) and late stay hours (6:00pm) available. Full Day Kindergarten as well as Half Day Kindergarten Enrichment programs for both AM and PM children with Van Holten & Hamilton School busing available for kindergarten enrichment. J Crew Afterschool program for Grades K-6. Children enjoy swimming instruction in our heated indoor pool as well as physical education and music as a regular part of our program. "GrandFriends" intergenerational program for Kinder­garten! Our flexible programs accommodate your schedule. Fun filled days at summer camp and vacation camp programs ensure a well rounded, quality program. Reserve your child's space now! Call for a personal tour and information.
Upcoming Special Events
Jun 26
         Concert Under the Stars featuring Jen Starr.
Jul 24
         Teen Concert featuring Cailin Marie.
Jul 26
         Adult Social featuring Men of Horses.
Jul 27
         Camel Raffle Day Event.
Aug 12
         Membership Appreciation Event featuring Michael Doyle.
Oct 26
         Mah Jongg Tournament.
Oct 27
         Texas Hold'em Tournament.
Nov 22
         Dancing with the JCC Stars.

Kinder Kastle
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.

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

Far Hills Country Day School
697 Mine Brook Rd./Rt. 202, Far Hills, 908-766-0622.
       A Pre-K-grade 8 independent school guided by a dual mission to provide academic excellence and character development. The 54-acre campus includes learning gardens, age-specific computer labs and media centers, a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, large athletics center, outdoor fields and tennis courts, a ropes course, meadows, ponds and woodlands.

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gladstone/peapack

The Cottage School
224 Main St., Gladstone, 908-719-9610. Playgroup, Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st–6th grades. The Cottage School is a multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured. Children are introduced to poetry, folktales, drama, math, art, music, dance, baking, natural sciences, social studies, French and Spanish.

Gill St. Bernard’s School
St. Bernard's Rd., Gladstone, 908-234-1611 ext. 245.
       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. Come visit the school during its Lower School Tuesday Tours on Nov. 4, Dec. 2 and March 10, 2015. Please call 908-234-1611 x 245 to learn more.
Nov 4, Dec 2, Mar 10
        Lower School Tuesday Tours.

Willow School
1150 Pottersville Rd., Gladstone, 908-470-9500. Director: Amy Swenson. Enrollment: 132. Ratio: 12:1. Tuition: $10,500-$26,700. Deadline: Feb. 1.
    The Willow School is a co-educational day school, grades Preschool through Eighth. Academic excellence, a core virtue program, mastery of the English language and joy of learning are the four pillars of The Willow School.

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hillsborough

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

Blooming Hearts Child Development Center
313 Triangle Road, Hillsborough, 908-431-0550. Hours: 6:30am–6:00pm. We provide children with one of the most stimulating, hands-on, learning experiences possible. Creative curriculum is used for newborn–13 yrs. old. Our teachers are all experienced, certified and CPR/First Aid certified. Before/after care and AM/PM snacks provided. Summer camps & Parents Night Out every 3rd Friday of the month. Webcams in every room, sibling discount.

Bright Horizons at Hillsborough
133 Stryker Rd., Hillsborough, 908-281-4477.

Childtime Learning Center
357 Amwell Rd., Hillsborough, 908-359-2499.

Four Seasons Child Care
381 South Branch Rd., Hillsborough, 908-369-6440.

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

Hillsborough YMCA
19 E. Mountain Rd., Hillsborough, 908-369-0490 ext. 618.

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

The Learning Experience
346 Auten Rd., Hillsborough, 908-369-3904.

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

Giving Nest Preschool & Kindergarten
1601 Washington Valley Rd. (corner of Crim Rd.), Martinsville, 908-704-9555.

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

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

Nicholas Montessori School
817 Chimney Rock Rd., Martinsville, 732-748-9330.

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neshanic station

The Children’s Garden of Learning Nursery School
301 Maple Ave., Neshanic Station, 908-369-3838.

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

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north plainfield

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.

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

Taylor's Learning Center
624 Somerset St., North Plainfield/Watchung, 908-222-1114; 151 Cedar St., North Plainfield, 908-222-9009.

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pottersville

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

Pottersville Preschool
2091 Black River Rd., Pottersville, 908-439-3913.

somerville

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.

Kiddie Corner at Somerville YMCA
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

Educational Child Care
10 North Rd., Warren, 732-356-6746.

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

The Goddard School
258 King George Rd., Warren, 908-580-1600.

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

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

Mountain Top School for Young Children at Temple Har Shalom
104 Mt. Horeb Rd., Warren, 732-748-9800. Ages: 10 mos.-5 yrs. Enrollment: 60. Affiliation: Jewish, open to all families.
     Our well-rounded curriculum focuses on kindergarten readiness and includes reading, science, arts and crafts, music, yoga, computers, library, sports, cooking. Excellent student-teacher ratio with certified teachers with years of experience. Flexible options include full and half day classes, after school enrichment, early drop-off and after-care. An active Parent Committee offers opportunities for the entire family to become involved. Programs include Mommy & Me, a seven-week summer camp and drop-in childcare.

Primrose School of Warren
117 Mt. Bethel Rd., Warren, 908-822-9900. Ages: 6 wks.-full-time Kindergarten and before/after school program. Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the leader in educational child care, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts.®

Union Village Nursery School
1130 Mountain Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-647-4440. We are a state-licensed nursery school offering a stimulating and hands-on educational program. Our school serves children 2 1/2 to 5 in a safe nurturing environment. Discover, create and learn at UVNS!

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watchung

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

Taylor’s Learning Center
624 Somerset St., N. Plainfield/Watchung, 908-222-1114.

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UNION COUNTY PRESCHOOLS & KINDERGARTEN

berkeley heights

Berkeley Heights YMCA Preschool
Berkeley Heights YMCA, 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: 21⁄2-6. Enrollment: 40. Ratio: Toddlers: 4:1; Others 8:1. Tuition: $3,110-$11,110.
     Our preschool offers full and part-time programs including a full day kindergarten and extended day 3-5:30. Curriculum and enrichment include foreign language, yoga, music, fine arts, piano, 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
260 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-418-6225. Ages: 6 wks.-full-time Kindergarten and before/after school program.
         Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the leader in educational child care, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts.®

Union Village Nursery School
1130 Mountain Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-647-4440. We are a state-licensed nursery school offering a stimulating and hands-on educational program. Our school serves children 2 1⁄2 to 5 in a safe nurturing environment. Discover, create and learn at UVNS!

Westminster Nursery School
725 Mountain Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-464-4880. Director: Kathy Sang. Ages: 21⁄2, 3 & 4, early drop-off option, extended day enrichment program until 1pm, lunch bunch until 2:30pm, AM and PM kindergarten enrichment program. Low student/teacher ratio.
    Given the opportunity to make discoveries about themselves and their world in a secure, com­fortable environment with a developmentally appropriate curriculum, children are better able to develop positive self-esteem, life skills and the foundation for a life-long enthusiasm for learning.

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clark

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

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cranford

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.

Geraldine Nursery School & Kindergarten
34 Forest Ave., Cranford, 908-276-2934.

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

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

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

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim Nursery School
338 Walnut Ave., Cranford. 908-276-7351.

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

YMCA Preschool at the Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, 908-233-2700 ext. 423.

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garwood

K.D.’s Kids, Inc.
211 Center St., Garwood, 908-301-1616.

Westfield Area Y
211 Center St., Garwood, 908-301-1616.

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mountainside

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

Holy Trinity Interparochial School
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 304 Central Ave., Mountainside, 908-233-1899.

Primrose School at Mountainside
1038 Springfield Ave., Mountainside, 908-228-5589. Ages: 6 wks.-full-time Kindergarten and before/after school program.
         Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the leader in educational child care, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts.®

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new providence

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

Faith Nursery School
524 South St., New Providence, 908-464-5177.

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.

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

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scotch plains/fanwood

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

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

1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, 908-889-8800. Robin Brous, Early Childhood Director, rbrous@jccnj.org; Leslie Fleischman, Early Childhood Assistant Director, lfleischman@jccnj.org. See our YouTube video.
        The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey's Brody Family Early Learning Center is committed to excellence in education and providing a safe, nurturing school environment for children. We offer preschool, a transitional kindergarten (for children who miss the age cut-off and who may benefit from an extra year before moving on to kindergarten), full-day kindergarten and kindergarten wrap-around programs. 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.

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

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

Scotch Plains Academy
1595 E. Second St., Scotch Plains, 908-322-4399.

Scotch Plains Baptist Christian Pre-School
333 Park Ave., Scotch Plains, 908-322-5487.

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

Willow Grove Pre-School
1961 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-232-7117.

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

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springfield

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.

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

Temple Beth Ahm Preschool
60 Temple Dr., Springfield, 973-376-0539, ext. 18.

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

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summit

Bilingual Buds Immersion School for Children
587 Springfield Ave., Summit, 908-598-8088.
         Bilingual Buds pioneering approach to dual-language education develops students into global citizens with the skills and cultural awareness to navigate the world. Students learn curriculum content in two languages developing higher cognitive abilities, biliteracy and a global perspective.

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

The Connection Preschool
The Connection for Women and Families, 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.

Kent Place School
42 Norwood Ave., Summit, 908-273-0900. Ages: 3-5. Enrollment: 30. Ratio: 5:1. Tuition: $14,945-$24,560.
   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 12:30pm. 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’s Preschool & Kindergarten
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. Morning and afternoon half day preschool for 21⁄2–4 yr. olds. Extended days available Monday to Friday.

Summit JCC Nursery School
67 Kent Place Blvd., Summit, 908-277-3919.

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

Temple Sinai Early Childhood Education Program
208 Summit Ave., Summit, 908-273-4921 ext. 31. 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.

Wesley Center for Preschool Education
17 Kent Place Blvd., Summit, 908-277-1700.

Zadie’s Nurturing Den
Zadies of the Oranges
1 Walnut St.; Summit, 908-277-8584; 141 S. Harrison St., East Orange, 973-395-5100.
         A unique childcare program dedicated to providing a warm "home-like" environment for children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten. Our services are geared towards the needs of working parents in a state-of-the-art facility offering the finest in safety, security and services for your child.

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union

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

Bamboo Shoots Mandarin School
836 Mountain Ave., Westfield, 908-232-9550. Diversified full day Chinese program for preschoolers through 2nd grade. Dual language education with small classes and dedicated teachers. Bamboo Shoots is a full immersion environment that offers an accelerated, activity-based curriculum in Mandarin Chinese for children 2 to 7 years old. We integrate language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, culture, computers, character education, and physical education in a joyful and loving environment. Through early exposure to Mandarin, we provide our students with a foundation for future learning and cultivate their long-term interest in the language, culture and traditions of China. We provide a warm, consistent atmosphere where our students are encouraged to explore, make choices and gain independence as they develop a sense of self and a discovery of their unique place in the world in which we live.

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

Cradles to Crayons Learning Center, Inc.
649 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-518-0900. Open 7am-7pm. Quality care for ages birth—full-day kindergarten by trained, screened and certified teachers. Full and part-time sessions are offered year 'round in an educational learning environment. Curriculum includes computer, arts/crafts, science/math/writing, readiness skills, outside play, language arts, music and movement. Internet camera system. Half-day session offered to 3-5 year olds.

Here We Grow! Child Development Center
422 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-233-6000. Ages: 6 wks.-6 yrs. Full day kindergarten.
   Child care with higher standards. The key to success is establishing a trusting relationship between parents, caregivers and the child. Your child will feel secure in a warm and loving atmosphere where they can grow physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.

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

Kinderprep
812 South Ave., Westfield, 908-317-6900, email: kinderprep95@aol.com. Directors: Lara Pallant and Jennifer Kelly. "A Place for Creative Beginnings." Full Day Kindergarten, Preschool and Summer Camp. Enrolling for Summer and Fall 2014.
   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, a home-like setting, nurturing and college-degreed teachers, and a day full of fun activities. Call today to schedule a tour!

Noah’s Ark Country Day School
836 Mountain Ave., Westfield, 908-232-7011; 618 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-232-0175. Infants, toddlers, preK, 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.

Precious People Early Learning Center
132 South Ave. E., Westfield, 908-233-2330.

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. Director: Jill Cimafonte. Ages: 2-6. Enrollment: 160. Ratio: 1:6 to 1:8. Tuition: $2,420-$9,910. Affiliation: Jewish. Ongoing registration, space permitting.
     Temple Emanu-El's Early Childhood Education Program provides a warm, nurturing environment for each child. Through a developmentally appropriate approach, children are provided varied experiences that stimulate and enhance their creativity and personal growth. Classes offered for ages 13 months (parent/toddler) up through 6 years old, including full-day kindergarten. Summer camp program is also offered. The program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) since 2000.

Wesley Hall School for Early Childhood
First United Methodist Church, 1 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-233-9570. Morning and afternoon sessions. 21⁄2 years through Kindergarten. Lunch and enrichment classes available; full day Kindergarten. Call to schedule a school tour.

Westfield Area Y
Preschool and full day Kindergarten: 422 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-233-2700 ext. 423. 170 Elm St., Westfield, 908-654-8460.

Westfield Cooperative Preschool
125 Elmer St., Westfield, 908-233-4501.

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

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STUDENT-LED PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS IN NJ

Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Garretson Rd., Bridgewater, 908-231-8660 x2675. Head Teacher: Judy Raphel. Classes for ages 2 1⁄2-5 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, ext. 2053, kmschmitter@chatham-nj.org. Director: Karen Schmitter. Program offers educational and creative enrichment for kindergarten-aged children to learn in a caring and social environment. It meets 1 1⁄2 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. Supervising Teacher: Jaimie Coogan. 2 1⁄2 hr. kindergarten readiness class has a.m. 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. Sharon Gianesschi, 908-769-6000 ext. 3102. Preschool program runs two mornings a week Oct. to June. Open to children age 3 (by Oct. 15) to 4 who are toilet trained. Small fee covers snacks and supplies.

Union County Vocational-Technical Schools
1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, Mrs. Scocchio, 908-889-8288, ext. 314. 8:15-10am or 12:45-2:30 Mon, Wed., and Fri. Child Development Program staff and ­students run am & pm nursery school for ages 3-5. Small fee per month offsets the cost of snacks and supplies.

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NJ ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The independent elementary and secondary schools listed below invite you to call the admissions office or visit their website to learn more about the academic, arts and athletic programs they have to offer your student. Schedule a tour to explore campus facilities or attend an upcoming open house. Open houses begin in the fall for enrollment the following year.
      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.
      See Boarding Schools online or Boarding School Review for a directory of boarding schools, guided search features, profiles and other information. 
       The National Coalition of Girls' Schools provides resources about schools and educational opportunities for girls on their website.
      For the State's directory of New Jersey schools, official public school report cards and additional information about education in New Jersey, visit the State of New Jersey Department of Education website.
   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.

Abundant Life Christian School
43 S. Jefferson Rd., Whippany, 973-463-9455. K-12.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace
99 South St., New Providence, 908-464-8657. PK-8.

Academy of St. Elizabeth
2 Convent Rd., Convent Station, 973-290-5200. 9-12 girls.

The Albrook School
361 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-580-0661.

Aquinas Academy
388 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-992-1587. PK-8.

Assumption of the BVM School
63 Macculloch, Morrisitown, 973-538-0590. PK-8.

Bamboo Shoots Mandarin School
836 Mountain Ave., Westfield, 908-232-9550. Diversified full day Chinese program for preschoolers through 2nd grade. Dual language education with small classes and dedicated teachers. Bamboo Shoots is a full immersion environment that offers an accelerated, activity-based curriculum in Mandarin Chinese for children 2 to 7 years old. We integrate language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, culture, computers, character education, and physical education in a joyful and loving environment. Through early exposure to Mandarin, we provide our students with a foundation for future learning and cultivate their long-term interest in the language, culture and traditions of China. We provide a warm, consistent atmosphere where our students are encouraged to explore, make choices and gain independence as they develop a sense of self and a discovery of their unique place in the world in which we live.

Bayley-Ellard School
205 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-377-2486. 9-12.

Bilingual Buds Immersion School for Children
587 Springfield Ave., Summit, 908-598-8088.
         Our elementary immersion program enables students to truly develop into functional biliterates. Our rigorous K-5 program builds on the strong foundation of our preschool to further academic knowledge in two languages developing higher cognitive abilities, biliteracy and global perspective.

Blair Academy
2 Park St., Blairstown, 908-362-6121. Boarding school 9-12.

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

Chatham Day School
700 Shunpike Road, Chatham, 973-410-0400. PK-8.

Cherry Blossom Montessori
20 Equator Ave, Flagtown, 908-369-4436. PK-6.

The Cottage School
224 Main St., Gladstone, 908-719-9610. Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st–6th grades.
         The Cottage School is a multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured. We offer a mixed-age elementary group for children 5 through 10-year-olds. The program integrates traditional subject areas of language arts, mathematics, natural sciences, French and Spanish Immersion, Japanese calligraphy, world studies, physical education, and the fine arts.

Delbarton School
230 Mendham Rd., Morristown, 973-538-3231. 6-12.

Everitt Academy
Peapack, 908-234-1524. K-6.

Far Brook School
52 Great Hills Rd., Short Hills, New Jersey, 973-379-3442, fax 973-379-9237, email admissions@farbrook.org. Head of School: Amy Ziebarth. Grades Pre-K–8. Enrollment: 230. Ratio: 6:1. Coeducational. Full day tuition: $16,900-$33,200.
     Far Brook is a supportive, caring community that cherishes love of learning, creativity, and individuality. Central to the philosophy is the expectation that children are capable of intellectual depth and of meeting rigorous standards of achievement. Emphasis on the development of creative thinking, self-assurance, and initiative. Academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with the creative arts. Now offering half day Pre-K.

Far Hills Country Day School
697 Mine Brook Rd./Rt. 202, Far Hills, 908-766-0622.
         A Pre-K-grade 8 independent school guided by a dual mission to provide academic excellence and character development. The 54-acre campus includes learning gardens, age-specific computer labs and media centers, a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, large athletics center, outdoor fields and tennis courts, a ropes course, meadows, ponds and woodlands.

Gill St. Bernard's School
St. Bernard's Rd., Gladstone, 908-234-1611 ext. 245.
         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. Come visit the school during its Lower School Tuesday Tours on Nov. 4, Dec. 2 and March 10, 2015. Please call 908-234-1611 x 245 to learn more.
Nov 4, Dec 2, Mar 10
        Lower School Tuesday Tours.

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

Holy Family School
17 Lloyd Ave., Florham Park, 973-377-4181. PK-8.

Holy Trinity Interparochial School
336 First St., Westfield, 908-23-8796. PK-8.

Immaculate Conception School
41 Mountain Ave., Somerville, 908-725-6516. PK-8.

Immaculate Heart of Mary
276 Parker Ave., Maplewood, 973-763-0031. PK-8.

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. Visit website for more information.

Kent Place School
42 Norwood Ave., Summit, 908-273-0900. Director: Susan C. Bosland. Ages: Preschool-12th grade. Enrollment: 636. Ratio: 7:1. Tuition: $14,945-$38,100. Application deadline: Jan. 10.
     Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey's only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory school for girls, with a co-educational nursery and pre-kindergarten program. Kent Place is committed to an overall program of excellence that allows each girl to achieve her maximum potential. Special features include: The Ethics Institute; more than 20 Advanced Placement courses; individualized college counseling; state-of-the-art technology integrated through the curriculum; outstanding options in the fine arts, music, drama and dance; athletic competition in the Union County Conference and state and county tournaments; Honor Code; Global Service Learning and community service programs; leadership development. Financial aid is available.

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
110 S. Orange Ave., Livingston, 973-597-1115. PK-12.

Marylawn of the Oranges Academy
445 Scotland Rd., So. Orange, 973-762-9222. 9-12 girls.

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.

Montclair Kimberley Academy
201 Valley Rd., Montclair, 973-746-9800. PK-12.

Morristown-Beard School
70 Whippany Rd., Morristown, 973-539-3032. Grades 6-12.

Morris County Academies
400 E. Main St., Denville, 973-627-4600 x277. Magnet high school offers full-time and shared-time programs for high school students with specialized academies in the fields of construction arts, automotive sciences, networking information technology and communications, health care sciences, math, science and engineering, visual and performing arts, and law and public safety. A School of Culinary Arts and School of Cosmetology are also on the Denville campus.
Oct, Feb
      Information sessions.
Dec
      Application deadline.

Mother Seton Regional High School
Valley Rd., Clark, 732-382-1952. 9-12 girls.

Mount St. Mary Academy
1645 Rt. 22, Watchung, 908-757-0108. 9-12 girls.

Newark Academy
91 S. Orange Ave., Livingston, 201-992-7000. 6-12.

Oak Knoll School
44 Blackburn Rd., Summit, 908-522-8151. K-6 coed; 7-12 girls.

Olam Academy
3048 Valley Rd. (on the 78/297 corridor), Basking Ridge, 908-604-8844. K-5.

Oratory Prep
1 Beverly Rd., Summit, 908-273-5771. 7-12 boys.

Our Lady of Mercy Academy
90 Whippany Rd., Whippany, 973-887-2611. PK-8.

Our Lady of Sorrows School
172 Academy St., South Orange, 973-762-5169.

The Peck School
247 South St., Morristown, 973-539-0660. PK-8.

Pingry School
Martinsville Rd., Martinsville, 908-647-5555. K-12.

Purnell School
51 Pottersville Rd., Pottersville, 908-439-2154.
         Purnell is an all-girls boarding and day school for grades 9-12. Convenient to NYC and Philadelphia, the campus is close to the excitement and intellectual vibrancy of metropolitan areas, yet removed enough to create a reflective and inspirational atmosphere. Learn more online.
Nov 9
        Fall Open House.

Raritan Valley Montessori
120 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater, 908-595-2900. PK-6.

Redeemer Lutheran School
229 Cowperthwaite Pl., Westfield, 908-232-1592. PK-6.

The Red Oaks School
21 Cutler St., Morristown, 973-539-7853. PK-8.

Rutgers Preparatory School
1345 Easton Ave., Somerset, 732-545-5600. PK-12.

St. Ann School
29 Second Ave., Raritan, 908-725-7787. PK-8.

St. Bartholomew Apostle School
2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains, 908-322-4265. PK-8.

St. James Parochial School
200 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, 908-766-4774. K-8.

St. James School
41 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, 973-376-5194. PK-8.

St. Michael School
100 Alden St., Cranford, 908-276-9425. PK-8.

St. Patrick Elementary School
45 Chatham St., Chatham, 973-635-4623. PK-8.

St. Rose of Lima Academy
312 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, 973-887-1801. PK-8.

St. Vincent De Paul School
249 Bebout Ave., Stirling, 908-647-0421. PK-8.

St. Vincent Martyr School
26 Green Village Rd., Madison, 973-377-1104. PK-6.

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

School of the Hills
3545 Rt. 206, Far Hills, 908-781-5535. K-8.

Seton Hall Prep
120 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-325-6632. 9-12 boys.

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

Union Catholic Regional High School
1600 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, 908-889-1600. 9-12.

Union County Vocational-Technical Schools
1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-889-8288. Information sessions held Sept.-Dec.
Academy for Information Technology, ext. 403.
  Full-time, four-yr. high school in partnership with Union County College with intensive study in science, mathematics and computer science.
Academy for Performing Arts, ext. 700.
  Full-time, four-year high school in partnership with Kean University with intensive study in theater arts or dance.
Academy of Allied Health Sciences, ext. 811.
  Full-time, four-yr. high school in partnership with Union County College with intensive study in science, mathematics and allied health.
Magnet High School, ext. 201.
  Full-time, 4-yr. high school in partnership with Union County College with intensive study in science, mathematics and engineering technology.
Union County Tech, ext. 402
  Career and technical education options.
Sep-Dec
       Information Sessions.

Unity Charter School
340 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, 973-292-1808. K-8.

Wardlaw-Hartridge School
1295 Inman Ave., Edison, 908-754-1882. PK-12.

The Willow School
1150 Pottersville Rd., Gladstone, 908-470-9500. Director: Amy Swenson. Enrollment: 132. Ratio: 12:1. Tuition: $10,500-$26,700. Deadline: Feb. 1.
    The Willow School is a co-educational day school, grades Preschool through Eighth. Academic excellence, a core virtue program, mastery of the English language and joy of learning are the four pillars of The Willow School.

The Wilson School
271 Boulevard, Mountain Lakes, 973-334-0181. PK-8.