Now registering for 2017-2018!
About Our School
- 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
- Full-sized gymnasium
- Large room for indoor group play
- Fenced-in outdoor playground and Nature Center
- Kitchen for cooking activities
- Circle Time
- 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...
- Snack (provided by school)
- Story time
- Large Motor Play - Gym/Playground
For children who will be 2-1/2 by October 1.
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!)
For children who will be 3 by October 1.
Monday and Wednesday,
Tuesday and Thursday,
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.
For children who will be 4 by October 1.
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.
For children turning 5 between August and December of the school year.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
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.
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.
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
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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.
Preschool Calendar / Contact Us
The Chapel Preschool Calendar 2016-2017
Preschool phone: (973) 334-2798
Preschool fax: (973) 334-2744
Director, Jasmine Knaus
Click HERE for the current Preschool 2 ½ year old Calendar.
Click HERE for the current 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.
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.
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.