Early Childhood

 

 

dr. ruth

 

Dr. Ruth Cummings-Hypolite

Director: Early Childhood Department
201-915-6045

 

 
The Department of Early Childhood is committed to providing the 3- and 4-year old children, who are Jersey City residents, with developmentally appropriate preschool experiences.
 
Our mission is to:
 
  • Provide a learning environment that will help children develop intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Include education on health, nutrition, and social and emotional well-being into a daily program of varied activities.
  • Enhance children’s feelings of self-worth and appreciation of their own and other’s ethnicity, cultures, and languages.
  • Develop social competence by providing opportunities for children to make decisions and solve problems during their school day.
  • Ease the transition of children into primary grades by providing appropriate early childhood experiences.
 
We contract with childcare centers throughout Jersey City to provide classes for most of our three-year-olds, and the majority of our four-year-olds attend classes in the Jersey City Board of Education schools. All classes are small—no more than 15 children—and are staffed with certified Early Childhood professionals and paraprofessionals. We do provide breakfast and lunch for our Preschool students.
 
If you have questions about our Early Childhood Preschool program, contact our office by phoning us at 201-915-6045.

 

 

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Child Care Centers
 
Please select the Early Childhood center for information on its location. 
 
 
201-216-9252
201-884-1050
201-209-0545
201-984-0633
201-884-1050
201-332-9281
201-369-9991
201-884-1050
201-792-7774
201-217-1441
201-884-1050
201-533-0570
201-433-1182
201-884-1050
201-435-6042
201-333-8077
201-432-7645
201-333-8844
201-860-0044
201-332-1423
201-332-5700 ext 1
201-963-5202
201-435-1899
201-433-8252
201-369-1818
201-420-1400
201-332-7411
201-985-9555
201-946-6700
201-432-2114
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492-494 Ocean Ave
201-985-9555
 
201-433-2701

 

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Our Curriculum
 
We use the High Scope Curriculum which is a research-based, educational approach that emphasizes "active participatory learning." Active learnings mean students have direct hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Learn about your preschooler's day through this video that offers a glimpse into our Pre-K classrooms.