Community Preschool    

301 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ     

Tel: 908.245.8651 / Fax: 908.245.8820

Director@RPCommunityPreschool.com

Learning Philosophy

  
Loving, experienced teachers


Each classroom has a qualified and experienced teacher along with up to two assistants. Teachers continue their education and training by undergoing hours of additional professional development ranging from 12 to 20 hours every year. Everyone in contact with our students is background checked and finger printed. 

 

Our classrooms' low student to teacher ratios are well under the state requirements. This guarantees more opportunities for individualized attention with your child.  We also pride ourselves on our family atmosphere. Many of our staff members, their spouses and their children attended our school! 

Our Staff

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Each child is a unique person with his/her individual growth pattern, learning style, personality and family background.  While providing a Christian atmosphere, our school’s responsibility is to not only care for your children but to nurture their physical, social/emotional, creative and cognitive development and to guide them to understand themselves and others. 

Each classroom, in their age-appropriate way, gives children the time to discover, space to imagine and the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities daily. We strive to prepare each child for success in Kindergarten and the elementary grades.  This is accomplished through hands-on experiences, trial and error, and play. 


Our PreK 3 and PreK 4 classes will be introduced to the "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum and hands on material.


Our programs include:
        *Teacher lead activities: music & movements, art, chapel, circle time, etc.
        *Children lead activities: table top, free play inside and outside, etc.
        *Special events: St-Jude’s Trike-a-Thon, Healthy Habits Week, Read Across America, chicks and ducks hatching
          project, Scholastic Book Fair, etc.


The teaching staff are guides and facilitators.
         *They prepare the classroom with stimulating, challenging materials.
         *They plan meaningful activities to promote learning and exploration.
         *They encourage children to participate, but do not force them to do so.
         *They provide a balance of both teacher-directed and child-directed activities.
         *They give students many choices.


 Teachers focus on:


  • Social & emotional development: following directions, waiting your turn, assertiveness, sharing, independence, confidence, a sense of security.


  • Physical development

          *Small muscle activities include cutting, drawing, finger painting, easel painting, puzzles, playdough, blocks and

            other materials which require hand-eye coordination. 
          *Large muscle activities include a minimum of 30 minutes of outdoor play -indoor when inclement weather-

            (riding wheeled vehicles, climbing, music & movement class...)

  • Cognitive and sensory development is encouraged through all the activities already described. Learning about math, nature and science are integrated through meaningful activities: block building, sand and water play, cooking, sorting and classifying objects, observing changes in nature, making puzzles, drawing and painting.  Singing, games and rhythm activities and stories are also important in stimulating intellectual development.


The ages, developmental levels and interests of the children are taken into consideration in the planning of space, class activities, and the selection of materials.  Learning is presented as enjoyable, fun experiences.












                         

                    "Where Learning Through Play Is Serious Business"