Preschool

 CLASSES REGISTRATION TUITION
PARENTS CALENDAR DIRECTIONS

Now registering for 2017-2018!

About Our School

The Chapel Preschool is a Chapel-sponsored ministry and has been teaching children in the surrounding communities since 1980. A gradual break from home environment and readiness for kindergarten are learned in a loving, caring, and fun atmosphere. Class sizes are small, with 10 children in the 2-1/2-year-old class, 14 in the 3-year-old classes and 16 in the 4-year-old and Pre-K classes. The school is state licensed and a certified teacher and experienced teacher’s assistant are in each class. A music teacher provides group choral instruction. Classrooms are spacious and well-equipped to stimulate eager minds. The school is open from September – June.

Safety

  • Fire drills are conducted monthly
  • Teachers with CPR and First Aid certification are available during every class session
  • 14 security cameras monitor the entrance doors and other areas
  • Keypad security system – parents receive numbered code for entry

Facilities

  • Full-sized gymnasium
  • Large room for indoor group play
  • Fenced-in outdoor playground and Nature Center
  • Kitchen for cooking activities

Activities

  • Circle Time
  • Projects
  • Introduction to and Instruction in Alphabet/Numbers/Shapes…
  • Interest Centers – easel painting, puzzles, doll/kitchen area, trucks and blocks, play dough, 
  • sand table, books, arts & crafts, Lego table, small motor coordination toys...
  • Music
  • Snack (provided by school)
  • Story time
  • Large Motor Play -  Gym/Playground

 

 

Preschool Classes

2-1/2-Year-Old           

For children who will be 2-1/2 by October 1.

Classes: 

Monday and Wednesday, 9 to 11:30
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 11:30

Class size: Maximum 10 children

This class will encourage age-appropriate, hands-on activities; learning; exploring; and creativity. The children will develop communication skills, learn how to share, and participate in music, stories, art, and fun whole-group activities. They will also learn the early fundamentals that are needed as they continue in preschool. (A Pull-Up friendly class!)


3-Year-Old

For children who will be 3 by October 1.

Classes:

Monday and Wednesday, 9 – 11:30 
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 – 11:30 
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 - 11:30    

 Class size: Maximum 14 children 

This class helps a child learn the skills of social interaction, sharing, separation from parents, and behaving appropriately in a group environment. Story rug time provides the opportunity to learn listening skills, while playtime provides the exercise that young bodies need. The curriculum includes music, science, introduction to the alphabet, colors, shapes, numbers, Bible stories, seasonal/holiday activities, and units such as Five Senses, Farm Animals, Air/Water/Soil, and Transportation. On a daily basis, the children participate in circle time, create projects, play at interest centers, enjoy singing, receive a snack (provided by the school), and have playtime in the gym or playground. Each room has a sandbox, a doll/kitchen area, truck/block area, play dough and paint fun, a book area, puzzles, and many other toys for small motor coordination. All of this takes place in an atmosphere of fun and unconditional loving care for each child.


4-Year-Old

For children who will be 4 by October 1.

Classes:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 –12 
Extended Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 – 1  

Class size: Maximum 16 children

This kindergarten readiness curriculum includes language activities, math readiness, name/number/alphabet recognition and writing, Bible truths, seasonal/holiday activities and thematic units. On a daily basis the children are provided with the opportunity to improve listening skills, self control and self confidence. They participate in circle time, create projects, play at interest centers, enjoy singing, receive a snack (provided by the school), and have playtime in the gym or playground. Each room has a sandbox, a doll/kitchen area, truck/block area, play dough and paint fun, a book stand, puzzles, and many other toys for small motor coordination. Each child is considered a unique, special individual and the teachers provide encouraging praise.

PreK

For children turning 5 between August and December of the school year.

Classes:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 – 11:30 
Extended Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 – 1 

Class size: Maximum 16 children

This class promotes an enriched kindergarten readiness curriculum for children missing the kindergarten cut-off date or those with summer birthdays who are not yet ready to enter kindergarten. The class includes additional language arts activities, extended math readiness, music, art, science, self-help skills, and cooking. Additional time is spent on letter sounds, rhyming words, and language expansion. Children are given more independent work and will be expected to follow directions. Children are prepared for their kindergarten experience under the guidance of caring teachers. 

 
 
 

Registration

Enrollment is ongoing until all the classes are filled.
Please call the school (973-334-2798) for current openings.

The following is submitted when a child is registered:

  • Registration Form
  • $40 non-refundable registration fee

A medical form is given to you by the school. It is a state requirement and is due before your child begins school. A flu immunization is also a NJ state requirement.

 

Tuition

Payment is due at the beginning of each month.

No adjustments are made for absences.

A late fee will be assessed for delinquent payments.

If you have more than one child enrolled, one child’s tuition will be waived for the month of January. If they attend different classes, the discount will be applied to the youngest child.

A 3% tuition discount is given if the tuition is paid in full by September 15th.

2017 – 2018 Monthly Tuition

2-½-year-old class: $155 per month  
3-year-old class: $155 per month  
T, TH, F 3-year-old class: $220 per month 
4-year-old class: $260 per month
Extended 4-year-old class: $320 per month
PreK class: $290 per month
Extended PreK class: $395 per month 

 

 

To make a payment by PayPal for one of the CURRENT YEAR classes, click on the corresponding button below.

"Other Amount" button can be used to pay any amount.

2-½-Year-Old – 1 Month

3-Year-Old - 1 Month

3-Year-Old (TTHF) - 1 Month

4-Year-Old - 1 Month

4-Year-Old (Extended) - 1 Month

PreK - 1 Month

PreK (Extended) – 1 Month

Other Amount

 

Parents

Parent Participation

Parents are invited to join their child for special holiday programs at Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day. The children present a program of songs at these occasions and, on some occasions, food is served or a craft is made by parent and child.

A Parent Night is held in October and there are two parent-teacher conferences during the school year.

Jacksonville Chapel Preschool is not a co-op school and does not have any fundraisers. A Scholastic Book Fair is held yearly and participation is optional.

 

Preschool Calendar / Contact Us

Jacksonville Chapel Preschool Calendar 2016-2017

Preschool phone: (973) 334-2798
Preschool fax: (973) 334-2744

jcpreschool.org

Director, Nancy Knaus    

Click HERE for the current JC Preschool 2 ½ year old Calendar. 

Click HERE for the current JC Preschool Calendar. 

Click HERE for the current 4-year-old Extended Class Calendar.

School Closings: Teachers will contact parents in the event of a school closing.

 

Directions

North (from Kinnelon, Riverdale, Bloomingdale)
Rt 23S to Boulevard, Pompton Plains exit. Follow the exit as it curves to the left onto the Boulevard. Follow the Boulevard to the 4th traffic signal (2 blinkers & 2 traffic lights). Make a right onto Jacksonville Road. Follow Jacksonville Road past the airport on left and VanWingerden’s Nursery on right. Go up hill and parking lot and white building will be on your left. Cross the street to the brick Chapel/School building and enter the main doors. Go down the stairs and the Preschool office will be on the left.

South (from Wayne)
Rt 23 North to Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pequannock exit. Follow Turnpike through Pequannock (about 2 miles) to traffic light. Turn left onto Jacksonville Road. Follow Jacksonville Road past the airport on left and VanWingerden’s Nursery on right. Go up the hill and parking lot and white building will be on your left. Cross the street to the brick Chapel/School building. Go in the main door and then down the stairs. The Preschool office will be on the left.

From Montville
Take 202/Main St., past train station, on right, and Towaco post office, on left. Make a left onto Jacksonville Road. Go almost 2 miles. When you see Children Crossing Sign, look for parking lot and white building on right side. Cross the street to the brick Chapel/School building and enter the main doors. Go down the stairs and the Preschool office will be on the left.