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Archer Cooperative Nursery School Inc

37 E Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401

(201) 327-6016


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Archer is dedicated to innovative cooperative education. Archer Cooperative Nursery School is committed to providing quality preschool education through program diversity and age appropriate child development techniques and activities. The cooperative nursery school concept provides a unique opportunity for parents to actively participate in their children's learning process by assisting in the child's classroom. We believe that cooperative education successfully blends the essential elements for the optimum learning by young children: quality teachers, committed parents and the children themselves.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Natural Science : Weather, plants, animals, seasonal changes, environment
Family Life : Our own families, home life, clothing and cultures of many different countries, foods, personal health and cooking experiences
Community Helpers : Workers in the community, public safety
Language Arts : Listening, speaking, name recognition, initials, rhyming, initial consonant sounds, opposites, sequencing
Art Concepts : Recognizing patterns, shapes, colors, texture and varied media
Math Concepts : Spatial relations, shapes and number sequence
Music : Songs, games, rythms, musical instruments
Physical Development : Hand and eye coordination, large and small muscle activity, balance, basic movements needed in all sports (hopping, skipping, jumping, running, jogging, pivoting). All activities are done in an atmosphere of fun.
Celebrations : Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, children's birthdays
Field Trips : Trips include the Audobon Society, McFaul Environmental Center, a hayride, library, Police Department, Post Office, dentist office, Celery Farm, and others. All trips are well-planned and supervised.
Special Events and Programs : Special Guest Days, Bear Week, Circus Week, Week of the Young Child, Professional Dramatic and Musical Presentations, Music and Movement Program
Excerpted from the preschool's website