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P.G. Chambers School ~ Kids Count Child Care

15 Halko Drive
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

(973) 829-8484


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Kids Count Child Care is a high quality, inclusive program that provides learning, social, and creative experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, six weeks to five years of age. It is an inclusive educational setting for both children with typical development and children with disabilities and developmental delays.

Early learning experiences have a powerful impact on children and their families, and Kids Count Child Care is committed to providing a safe, loving, and nurturing program. A carefully planned curriculum, focusing on experiential, hands-on learning and skill building, the Creative Curriculum ( provides activities that help each child reach his or her appropriate developmental milestones. The child-centered, teacher-guided program provides an environment where children are able to develop their creativity, imagination and self-worth, and become independent, self-confident individuals.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Child care prepares children socially and cognitively for school, and the best child care programs can set children on the paths that lead to long-term benefits, including greater productivity as adults. At Kids Count Child Care, we recognize the powerful impact we can have on children and their families. P.G. Chambers School's child care program is committed to providing a safe, loving and nurturing program for children with or without special needs from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
A carefully planned curriculum, which focuses on experiential, hands-on learning and skill building, provides activities that help children reach their next developmental milestone. The child-centered, teacher-guided program is committed to creating an environment where children are able to first develop a personal sense of creativity, imagination and self-worth, and become independent, well-rounded individuals.
Kids Count is designed to promote growth in the areas of gross and fine motor abilities, cognition, communication and social interaction, and offers the unique opportunity for children with special needs to get physical, occupational and speech therapy in the familiarity of their child care setting.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school