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Preschool at Eastern Christian School

Meeting each child where they are.

当你的孩子接近学前班时,你可能既兴奋又紧张. Preschool means your child will learn new skills, make friends, and establish an early academic foundation. As a parent, you know these early years are about so much more than kindergarten-readiness; it’s also a time for instilling in your child the confidence and security needed to be successful inside and outside the classroom

新葡京app的学前教育计划是为了让小学习者成为上帝创造的独特个体. 通过个性化的关注和适合发展的内容和活动, we meet each of our preschoolers where they are, guiding them as they learn, grow, pray, and play.

To get the best feel of Eastern Christian School’s early childhood program, we encourage you to schedule a campus visit.

Play-based. Christ-centered. 

The learning environment at Eastern Christian School

We believe in a strong partnership between school and home. Prior to your child’s first day of preschool, you’ll meet with their teacher for a listening conference, 让我们有机会从最了解你孩子的人那里了解你的孩子 you. We’ll meet, at minimum, 全年再进行两次,以确保我们对孩子的发展和进步有一致的看法.

Inside our preschool classrooms, you will find:  

  • 细心关注您孩子的成长和学习,确保您的孩子在正确的时间学习正确的材料. Teachers track student development through the research-based tool Gold Objectives for Development and Learning, and share findings with you through biannual reports.
  • 无技术区:我们了解幼儿通过操作具体材料学习效果最好,因此根据大量数据显示,这个年龄段的学生学习的最佳方式,我们保持幼儿园教室无屏幕. 
  • 小班教学:我们希望我们最小的学习者感受到关心和了解, which is why our student-to-teacher ratios stay low: pre-K3 is 8:1, pre-K4 and transitional kindergarten are 10:1.

Our Midland Park, New Jersey, preschool and elementary campus features an outdoor play area, a gymnasium, and a media center.

Preschool Programs

很难知道全天还是半天的课程最适合你孩子的发展需要. 新葡京app提供这两种选择,为那些希望每周安排半天和全天的家长提供更大的灵活性.

Full-day: 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Half-day: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


  • 2 years old by April 1 
  • 2 days per week – T/Th
  • 3 days per week – M/W/F
  • 5 days per week 

Days can be full- or half-day 


  • 3 years old by April 1 
  • 3 days per week 
  • 4 days per week
  • 5 days per week 

Days can be full- or half-day 
Parents can select days of the week

Transitional Kindergarten

  • 4 years old by April 1 
  • 5 days per week

Days can be full- or half-day

我们的全日制学生享受上午的学习和乐趣在他们的教室, lunch with friends, opportunities for rest and play, and additional teacher-led activities in the afternoon. 

半日学前班的学生与全日学前班的学生接触到相同的核心课程, 促进核心学科领域的幼儿园准备和熟练程度.

Before and After School Care

我们的课前和课后课程为孩子们提供了额外活动的机会——既有结构化的,也有以游戏为基础的. Our Before School program begins at 7:00 a.m. Clubs are offered from 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. and After Care is available until 6:00 p.m.

Not sure which class your child would be eligible for? Click here to find out.

Complete this simple form to find out class eligibility for your child. 


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“We feel so blessed to be part of a Christ-centered learning community. 我们数不清有多少次在思考EC是如何为我们的女儿强化正面价值观的. We truly feel the home, church and school are connected. 她每天回家,与我们和她的弟弟分享她的“EC冒险”. He’s so excited to start this year. At EC we feel confident leaving our most precious gifts with teachers, staff, and volunteers who care about all aspects of their development. 


The Effs Family

Play-Based Learning

我们的老师是高素质的专业人士和经过认证的教育工作者,他们有意设计体验和环境,支持每个学生在游戏中成长和发展. In addition to the more traditional tools of the preschool classroom, such as blocks, manipulatives, books, paper, and crayons, 学生通过创造性地使用剃须膏获得对内容的理解, fingerpaint, slime, Oobleck, cooked spaghetti noodles, and lots of other materials!

我们经验丰富的教育工作者通过不同的学习中心设计有趣和引人入胜的体验,帮助学生更好地理解材料, incite creativity, and practice their gross and fine motor skills. 学龄前儿童每天早上花一个小时探索学习中心,下午再花一个小时. Centers include:

Math – 小学习者在操作材料和练习数数的过程中形成对数学概念的理解, adding, and subtracting. They identify patterns, shapes, and numbers. 

Reading & Writing –  学生在学习写作的过程中有目的地探索字母和发音, trace, copy, draw, and read. 

Science & Social Studies – 简单的动手实验,以及检查现实世界的对象,帮助学生学会观察, predict, classify, compare, and question. 

Blocks – Size, shape, and space are all explored through play with blocks.

Art – 学生可以创造性地表达自己的感受和想法,同时参与精细和粗大的运动技能. 

Sensory Exploration – 像分类和测量这样的动手活动有助于加强词汇和精细运动技能.  

Dramatic Play –  从社交技巧到解决问题,学生们的想象力被激发了.

Additional areas of study and activities include:

  • Bible
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • P.E.
  • Music
  • Art
  • Library

A Developmentally-Appropriate Approach 

Every child matures at their own pace — physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Teachers identify and support each child’s growth, tailoring experiences and expectations accordingly. Through stories, activities, and play, 教师有意地支持每个学生调节自己情绪和行为的能力, establish and sustain positive relationships, and participate cooperatively and constructively in group activities.

Christ-Centered Community

即使是我们新葡京app最小的学生也会参加圣经课, worship, and daily prayer. All areas of instruction are approached through a biblical worldview. 我们的老师是信徒,他们在课堂内外都是基督徒行为的榜样,锻炼他们的信仰和价值观.

Prepping for Kindergarten

我们是一所学前班到12年级的学校,我们最小的学生住在我们专门的幼儿园和小学校园里. 幼儿园教师与幼儿园教师合作,确保学生为幼儿园课堂的结构化环境做好准备. With kindergarten just down the hall, younger students are able to see and interact with their older peers, helping to make the transition to kindergarten a little less intimidating!

A Safe Environment

It’s vital for learners to feel safe, known, and valued at school. We hire teachers who affirm their faith and live out their Christian values; parents can rest assured that staff are teaching the same lessons parents are at home. All Eastern Christian School employees undergo background checks, all teachers are certified in CPR, and we have a dedicated Director of Student Safety on staff. All classrooms are equipped with bathrooms.  Our Director of Security and Operations, who is a retired police officer, ensures our facilities are state of the art and safe, creating space for learning to thrive. 我们还提供全职护士和兼职辅导员来支持身体健康, social, and emotional needs of students.

Meet a Teacher

Sarah Vander Wall


B.A. 基础教育,辅修英语,辅修社会研究,团体计划教学辅修

Teaching Experience:
15+ Years

“I love sharing God’s Word with my students. 这是一个影响下一代基督教思想家的绝佳机会, artists, doctors, teachers, engineers and more! Teaching is how I use my gifts to glorify my Heavenly Father. I strive to imitate Christ, since I know my young learners will imitate me! 在幼儿园教学中,我最喜欢的事情就是体验我们最小的学生的快乐和惊奇. They are in awe of our Creator and the world He has created. They love to learn, build, create, paint, color, move, and play with joyful abandon, and I get to experience it with them!”

See for Yourself

Schedule a tour of our Midland Park, New Jersey, 校园,亲眼看到为什么家庭选择我们的私人基督教幼儿园为他们的儿子和女儿.

Ready to see more today?

Preview our preschool experience by watching this short video.