We are located on the
“campus” of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,
Phone: 732-367-2544 or email--REGISTER NOW FOR FALL!!
All teachers are New Jersey State certified, with additional training
arid experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Each teacher
is assisted by a capable and loving teacher assistant. The Center’s
Director is on premises daily to supervise classes and curriculum.
The school is open from September through mid-June. Learning experiences
for children 2 years 9 months through 5 years are provided in bright
spacious classrooms. Each class has a limited enrollment of 15 children,
who are grouped according to age.
includes climbers, slides, and sand area. These are enclosed in a safe
play area with a chain-link fence surrounding it.
The Prince of Peace
Educational Center curriculum includes music, science, social studies,
simple cooking, dramatic play, art, show and tell, number/alphabet
readiness, health and physical activities, as well as many satisfying
experiences in social group living. Children are encouraged to create,
explore, discover and question their physical and natural environment
under the guidance of teachers who understand the nature, capabilities,
and needs of young children. .
There is an old proverb: “I hear and I forget - I see and I remember - I do and I understand!” At Prince of Peace Educational Center we hope to provide your child with as many “doing” activities as possible. We strive to help the child develop a strong foundation of understanding upon which he/she can build a successful education future.
We recognize the child’s
need to play, and know that much can be learned through worthwhile play
activities; so we encourage active participation in brick building,
kitchen/doll corner and climbing/balance areas. We also appreciate the
child’s need for some quiet time activities, and provide them with
time and space to explore manipulative materials, listen to a record, or
browse through a variety of books.
teacher planned activities, the child will be building the readiness
skills necessary for future learning. Before a child can learn to read,
he/she must be in control of his/her body coordination. The use of
climbers, balance beams, etc. help to establish the confidence in the
control of growing bodies and to encourage large motor development.
The art or craft project which your child proudly carries home is the
result of his/her efforts to strengthen small muscle control and
eye-hand coordination. At the same time the child will be experiencing
the joy of creativity, imagination, and success!
Other planned activities
will involve the child in making decisions, discoveries, and conclusions
about him/herself and his/her surroundings. Always, the child will be
actively involved in “doing” – thus gaining a better understanding
and awareness of him/herself and his/her environment.
Up to now, your family home has provided
your child with many opportunities for development. Now, you may be
considering nursery school to help expand these experiences with other
adults and children in a new learning situation. The staff at Prince of
Peace Educational Center will work to provide a happy, comfortable
environment in which your child will continue to grow physically,
mentally, socially and emotionally. Working together with you, we hope
to add enrichment to your child’s important pre-school years!
We hope that this information is just the beginning of good communications between you and Prince of Peace Educational Center. We are proud of our school and our staff; and we sincerely hope that you will be very pleased with the work we are doing.
More information is
available in our booklet. Stop by during school hours or request one by
phone or email. We
hope that you will decide to share your child's early years with us!