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Mount Airy Happy Time School

1293 State Route 179
Lambertville, NJ 08530

(609) 397-8041


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

The Happy Time Day School is a childcare facility that serves the daycare needs of children six weeks to five years of age. The school is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday - Friday, all year round. Children are accepted on a first come, first serve basis without regard to race, religion, nationality or handicap. Our school has an open door policy, which welcomes parents in any time of day. The goal of the Happy Time Day School is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children in our care. Our teachers and caregivers understand that each child develops skills at their own rate. Our curriculum gives the children numerous opportunities to acquire skills using a hands on, play based program. We feel that learning should be fun, and we want all of our students to develop a positive self image and a love of learning for years to come!

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

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school