301 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ
Tel: 908.245.8651 / Fax: 908.245.8820
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Established in 1965 as Community Nursery School, Community Preschool is a state licensed Christian child care center
sponsored by the Community United Methodist Church of Roselle Park.
♥ Quality care and activity-based learning.
♥ Children two through five years of age of all faiths and from all communities.
♥ Our educated and experienced staff offers a safe, healthy and nurturing environment, allowing each child to
grow and develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and creatively.
♥ Low student to staff ratios keep learning positive, fun, and safe.
♥ The school year runs from September through June and generally follows the Roselle Park Public
School System's calendar with 180 school days.
♥ A wet and wonderful Summer Fun program takes place from June - August
The History of Community Preschool...
In 1963 the idea came about to turn a few empty classrooms in the Church's school building into a day school for families of the church and children in the surrounding communities. In 1965 it became a reality. Several members of the Church were interested in pursuing this idea along with the church leaders at the time, Trustee members and the Commission of Education. The first "Community Nursery School" Committee Chairperson was Vera Gardner. Vera had majored in Early Childhood Education and had experience teaching young children. She kept in close contact with state regulations and licensing requirements. As the day care center grew, improvements were made to the original classrooms, outdoor play area and church grounds. It would be impossible to thank all of the faithful chairpersons and committee members who contributed to the growth of the school.
From its beginning, Community Preschool has emphasized the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional development of children in an atmosphere of mutual respect, affection and sharing. The school implements a curriculum that incorporates many activities to nurture within our children high self-esteem, and concern for others, as well as a love of learning and a respect for all forms of life.
For many children, preschool is a child's first experience away from home and family. Our goal at Community Preschool is to provide a loving and caring Christian environment which also encourages the physical, emotional and intellectual development of the whole child.
"For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11