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Peanut Shell Child Care Center

7 Regent Street
Livingston, NJ 07039

(973) 533-1511


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Metro YMCAs of the Oranges enriches the lives of the children, families and communities we serve, through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, in an environment nurturing positive values."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

# a child learning to put on/take off an item of clothing whether it is during potty training or in the dress up area
# a teacher sitting with a child and reading a book
# a water table filled with gadgets to enhance their senses and science/math skills
# children discovering the force of gravity in the block area and giggling as their tower comes down
# smiling faces lining up to go to our large indoor playspace for playtime
# children learning how to recognize their names and different letters "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

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