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Grandma's Place Christian Family Day Care

80 Steuben Street
East Orange, NJ 07018-4206

(973) 495-7993

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Teaching children about The Trinity ( God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit) is most important to us. We believe that God Is Love, who inspires and strenghtens us to nurture children in a safe and caring way to enable them to reach their fullest potential. We are committed to provide a Christ-Centered atmophere where children provided with developmentally appropriate activities for the advancement of their physical, intellectual and spiritual children of God.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that young children must have a high self-value as beloved children of God. In order for a child to develop this value, we focus on teaching them to walk with God in everything they do each day.
At Grandma's Place Christian Family Day Care we acknowledge that each child is a gift from God and is individually made in HIS image, therefore possessing unique gifts and talents. We seek to identify and develop those gifts and talents teaching all children about God while demonstrating HIS love.

A Typical Day

Greeting and Daily Health Checks
Free play with his/her peers and teachers
Morning Circle with Prayer, Bible Teachings, Songs of Praise, Daily Devotionals and Christian Stories
Snack Time
Outdoor Activities/Center Activities
Bible Story Time
Quiet Time
Snack Time
Art Activity/Music and Movement
Puppet Show/Story Time
Computer Time/ Table Activities


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year