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Jacksonville Chapel Nursery School

264 Jacksonville Road
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

(973) 334-2798


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers instruct at the developmental pace of the individual child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

A gradual break from total home environment and readiness for kindergarten are learned in a loving, caring, and fun atmosphere. This school is a place where children can grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically. We teach and model a love for God, a positive self image and respect for others.

A Typical Day

Circle time; Project; Interest centers; Music; Snack; Story time; Large motor play.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Beginning of school Parent Meeting; 2 Parent -Teacher Conferences; Monthly Director's Newsletter; Annual Open House


Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

On an individual basis; Teacher working along with parent for optimum comfort of the child