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Glen Rock Co-Operative Nursery School

354 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

(201) 652-1228


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Co-op

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Glen Rock Co-operative Nursery School was founded in 1965 and has grown continuously for over 40 years. The Co-op uniquely combines the finest pre-school education (including state certified programs and teachers) with parental participation at every level.
The Co-op is an ideal atmosphere for allowing each individual child to grow emotionally and intellectually in a group setting while allowing parents the special opportunity both to witness their child's growth and to share in their first formal educational experience. Current research shows that such active parental involvement improves children's academic performance.
Experienced, caring, state-certified pre-school teachers provide a nurturing educational environment and help guide the children's exploration of the creative centers of the classroom. Areas of development include socialization; language, music, and art skills; the acquisition of basic mathematics, and "hands-on" natural science experiences. The underlying Co-op philosophy is "learning through play," so all developmental activites are structured with particular goals and skills for children to aquire by doing. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Child-created art activities emphasizing tactile experiences
Small motor development through building, stringing, or constructing puzzles
Large motor activities on a large outdoor playgroun
Stories and poetry
Dramatic play
Organic snacks provided by our partner Whole Foods
Field Trips to the local places like the post office, a train ride, or a journey through the nature preserve
Music class with a professional teacher
Yoga class with a certified instructor"
Excerpted from the preschool's website