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School Closings & Events

Check Here In Inclement Weather Days To Discover School Closings. Also Check Here For Our Next Major School Event.

Regular Class schedule till Tuesday Dec 16

Closed for Christmas Break

Dec. 18

Will Reopen Monday Jan 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Events 

Christmas Program Wed. Dec 17, 10:00

Parents and guests are invited - NO CLASSES DAY OF PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

School Status
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       Registration 2015

 
3 Minus Open Enrollment for 2015 -
January Mid-Year Class,
please call the office to arrange a visit 
 
 
 

Snow and Emergency Closing Policy

We follow Sp/F BD of Ed closings - Delayed openings are case-by-case bases

AM classes arrive 10:15 Dismissal 12:00, PM classes 12:45 2:45 dismissal

"Let The Children
Come Unto Me"

 

Kathy Calello
Pre-School Director

1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

908-232-7117

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Willow Grove Presbyterian Church
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Willow Grove

Willow Grove Pre-School

A Ministry of  Willow Grove Presbyterian Church


Nurturing Children Since 1983

We are a non-profit Christian nursery school ministry of Willow Grove Presbyterian Church and is licensed by the State of New Jersey. A committee of parents, staff and church members works as a liaison between the Pre-School and the Church. The program at the Pre-School is non-denominational and children of all faiths are welcomed.

Philosophy

At Willow Grove Pre-School we believe that each child is a special individual whose development is uniquely his or her own. Our goal is to help children develop at their own rate in a creative, loving, Christian environment. We want to make the first school experience a happy one where the child feels appreciated and loved for the individual he or she is.

 

Willow Grove Christian Pre-School

Kathy Calello + Director

1961 Raritan Road + Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Pre-School: 908-232-7117

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www.willowgrovepreschool.org

 

 






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willow-grove-preschool-logo-poloroid2OUR PHILOSOPHY

At Willow Grove Pre-School we believe that each child is a special individual whose development is uniquely his or her own. Our goal is to help children develop at their own rate in a creative, loving, Christian environment. We want to make the first school experience a happy one where the child feels appreciated and loved for the individual he or she is.

PROGRAM

The daily program at Willow Grove Pre-School is designed to meet the varying needs of the children, giving each the freedom to explore and discover within an overall structure. The curriculum encourages the children to learn new approaches to problem solving, to expand his or her creativity in art, language and music and to become aware of his or her place in God’s world.Activities are planned so that readiness skills are integrated into the program in a non-pressured manner. A typical day would include free play with a creative art activity, class discussion time, snack, music, chapel (with periodic visits by the Willow Grove pastor), large muscle play (in a large, multipurpose room or in the outdoor playground) and story time. Trips away from the Pre- School are organized when they enhance the planned curriculum. While the curriculum is carefully planned, the daily activities are scheduled to meet the children’s needs rather than, the other way around, by inflexibly following a set schedule.

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At Willow Grove Pre-School our philosophy is centered around the concept that children learn from their play, and while they play.  Click below to see photos of our staff at "work" with our students in the classrooms, to read bios of our current staff, and to read more about our school philosophy.

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Willow Grove Presbyterian Church

Willow Grove Presbyterian Church is a community of Christian believers,called by God to know and make known the love of Christ. We seek to worship God, grow in our relationship with God, serve God and our neighbors, and reachout to others beyond our doors.

Willow Grove Presbyterian Church

Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney + Pastor
1961 Raritan Road + Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Church: 908-232-5678
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www.willowgrovechurch.org

Calendar

The school year is from September through May. The calendar is based on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood public school calendar with minor exceptions.

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Registration Requirements

To enroll in the Pre-School, a child entering the 3 Minus Class must be 2 years 6 months old by the first of October; the child does not have to be toilet trained.

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Clothing

Children will be more relaxed and have more fun getting involved in daily activities if they don’t have to worry about soiling their clothes. We encourage you to dress them in “play clothes”.