COLTS NECK REFORMED CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL

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Colts Neck Reformed Church

139 Route 537, PO Box 57

Colts Neck, NJ  07722


approximately 1/4 mile west of Route 34

Stacey Savage - Director

732-462-466  fax 732-866-9545 email nurseryschool@cnrc.church


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~ We provide traditional values taught in a warm and caring environment ~

 ~ Fifty years of experience preparing children for kindergarten ~

 ~ Small class size ~


1/2 day classes from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Extended day Lunch and Learning program from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Full day classes from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


TWO, THREE or FOUR DAY PLAYGROUP for 2-1/2-year-olds (morning)

THREE or FOUR DAYS for 3-year-olds (morning or extended day)

FOUR or FIVE for 4-year-olds (morning or extended day)

FOUR or FIVE FULL DAYS for 4-year-olds

FIVE FULL DAYS for Transitional Kindergarten

FIVE FULL DAYS for Kindergarten


EXTENDED DAY LUNCH AND LEARNING PROGRAM - students stay for lunch and then have more learning time

SCIENCE DISCOVERY, READING LITERACY, and GEOGRAPHY - included in all full day programs


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents/caregivers cannot be permitted in the school building this school-year.


For a live, virtual tour of our school, please schedule an appointment with our director, Stacey Savage.

our programs

  • playgroup for 2-1/2 year-olds (approximately)

    Two, three, or four mornings per week, from 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

    The Playgroup is designed for the younger child as an introduction to a structured environment without the parent.  The Playgroup provides supervised play with age-appropriate toys, simple songs, easel painting, nursery rhymes, story telling, and story reading.  We also include some gross motor activities through music and occasional outside play.  The children in Playgroup do not have to use the potty on their own, though it is desirable.  The class begins in September after a "Meet-the-Teacher" day, and continues through the month of June.

    More information

    Print an application for the 2020-21 school-year

  • 3-year-old Nursery school program

    Three or four days per week from 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Three or four days per week with Lunch & Learning from 9:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    The 3-year-old program is designed to allow the child to transition from his or her parent into a nurturing environment.  The child is encouraged to play cooperatively, to share, to learn self-control, to develop a relationship with the teacher, and to take ownership for the classroom.  Instruction is individualized which allows the teacher to determine the needs of each child and guide him or her in developing self-confidence and friendships.  The program includes free-play, small group work, language development through literature, music, and dramatic play.  Also included are the study of colors and shapes, name recognition, seasonal and holiday activities, and units of study about staying healthy, metamorphosis, the farm, helping others, community helpers, and so much more.  Gross motor development is encourage through outside play. 


    The Lunch & Learning program adds one hour and 45 minutes to the student's day.  During this time, the child eats lunch (which you provide) and then has more fun and engaging class time with the teacher.


    Children must be three years old on or before October 1st of the current school-year.


    Print an application for the 2020-21 school-year

            


  • 4/5-year-old nursery school program

    Three or four days per week from 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Three or four days per week with Lunch & Learning from 9:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    The 4/5-year-old program is designed to continue the social development of your child with an increased academic emphasis.  The children should transition more easily from their parents and will learn that they are members of a caring community at the school.  Helpful and cooperative behavior is emphasized.  The alphabet is introduced through a phonetic and project approach.  Patterning, sequencing, directionality, concrete counting, visual discrimination, and fine motor activities will be added to the curriculum. Children are encouraged to visually recognize their first names and are assisted with the manual configuration of their letters.  Math is introduced through games.  Large and small group activities help to foster your child's love of talking, listening, and reading - the foundations of early literacy.  Our 4/5's do unit studies about dental health, emergency services and safety, reptiles, insects, people with physical and mental challenges, and much more.  


    The Lunch & Learning program adds one hour and 45 minutes to the student's day. During this time, the child eats lunch (which you provide) and then has more fun and engaging class time with the teacher.


    Children must be 4 years old on or before October 1st of the current school year OR be eligible for their district's kindergarten program for the following school year.


    Print an application for the 2020-21 school-year

        

  • 4/5-year-old program - Full day

    Four or five days per week from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


    For families that prefer a full day of education and care for their child, this program provides a positive environment and stimulating curriculum fostering children's creative and intellectual abilities appropriate for their developmental stage. The children follow the regular 4/5 year old curriculum (see description above), and have additional afternoon instruction in science, geography, and a pre-reading literature class in a seamless five-hour day. As with all of our programs, our objective is to nurture self-esteem and independence and to set the stage for future learning through a positive first experience at school. 


    Children must be 4 years old on or before October 1st of the current school year OR be eligible for their district's kindergarten program for the following school year

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    Print an application for the 2020-21 school-year

        

  • Transitional kindergarten

    Five days per week from 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.


    The "transitions" class is a transitional kindergarten program specifically designed for three categories of students - those whose birthdays fall on or after October 1st, thus being ineligible to enroll in kindergarten for the current school-year; those who, based on teacher recommendation, will benefit from the "gift of time" before entering a traditional kindergarten class; and for students who are a "young five" with birthdays from June through September.  This class allows the students to develop their readiness skills in a less rigorous and less stressful environment than a kindergarten classroom, preparing them to start their K-12 educational experiences full of confidence and eager to learn.  It is a full-day, five days per week class featuring a small class size, individualized attention, with a focus on kindergarten readiness.  This is a great option for children as an alternative to repeating a Pre-K level class year.


    Print an application for the 2020-21 school-year

  • Kindergarten

    Five days per week from 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    The kindergarten class is a full-day program that follows New Jersey State standards for kindergarten instruction.  It provides a foundation in the skills children need to succeed in a traditional school setting.  Certified teachers guide children in an engaging curriculum based on studies determined by student interest, bringing all areas of the curriculum - literacy, numeracy, science, and social studies - together for our students through interactive activities using the Creative Curriculum®.  The program is designed to help each child grow socially, emotionally, and academically.  Our small class sizes and individualized attention allows each child to reach his or her full potential, helping him/her to become an independent thinker.  Our well-rounded learners have an opportunity to engage in lessons intertwined with a hands-on approach to learning.  The goals of our program are to support and enrich our students' kindergarten experiences through a fun and multi-sensory approach to learning.  Building self-esteem and a love of learning are a central focus of our program, as these traits provide a firm foundation throughout a child's education.

    Print an application for the 2020-21 school-year

  • Summer program

    July and August for six weeks, Monday - Thursday, 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (extended day available until 1:30 p.m.)


    Our summer program for preschool through kindergarten aged children is designed to provide fun-filled mornings with supervised outside play, crafts, and games.  A teacher and teenager supervise the children with a ratio of at least 1:5.  The program utilizes the playground, which is enhanced by water on the slide, T-ball and sand play.  Following outside play, the children come indoors for snack and activities until dismissal.  Children must be a t least three years old and have completed one year of a nursery school program and be less than seven years old.  Children who have completed kindergarten are welcome to attend.  Summer Program applications are available at the beginning of April.


    Summer applications available later in the year

  • summer slump

    July and August for six weeks

    Preschoolers entering kindergarten Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Kindergartners entering first grade, Monday and Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.          

         or 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.         .


    Summer slump is designed to prepare the 4-, 5-, to 6-year-old student for success in kindergarten or first grade.  Summer Slump was designed to help students maintain skills taught the previous school-year.  Our six week Summer Slump program seeks to enrich your child's academic development as he/she prepares for the next grade level.  Our teachers will assess students' knowledge of academic skills taught during the prior school-year and develop hand-on activities to either remediate or strengthen those skills.


    Summer applications available later in the year

  • summertime playgroup

    July and August for six weeks, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15a.m. - 11:45a.m.


    Summertime Playgroup is designed for the younger child (starting at approximately 2-1/2 years old) as an introduction to a structured environment without the parent.  Summertime Playgroup provides supervised pay with age-appropriate toys, simple songs, nursery rhymes and stories.  We also include gross motor activities through music and occasional outside play.  Through our Summertime Playgroup program, we promote independence and develop your two-year-old's emerging awareness of social behavior.


    Summer applications available later in the year

  • Music together

    10 week sessions offered in the fall, winter, and spring

    6 week sessions offered in the summer


    An internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the adults who love them.™ First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research based developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. Music Together® classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical!

    Fees can be prorated, so still come and join us even if our session has already begun!

    Classes will resume when the CDC and Colts Neck Reformed Church Nursery School are sure that it is safe.