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Prime Time Child Care Center

1019 Macarthur Boulevard
Mahwah, NJ 07430

(201) 828-9525


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"A curriculum reflecting current educational research and designed to assure the development of all skills necessary for future school success.
An environment that is safe, loving and learning.
Communication that is open honest and ongoing for harmonious home and school relations.
Staff that is well trained, highly motivated and dedicated to each child's well being.
Parents with a program that is sensitive to the family.
A tradition of family owned and operated schools that attributes its success to being responsive to the needs of families and the community. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:30 - 9:30 Arrivals, greetings, breakfast and unstructured, well-supervised play including: - dress up, blocks, sand and water table, art and table toys.
9:30 Classroom lessons - children join their group, which have their own curriculum. Teachers' plans are evaluated weekly by the Educational Director.
10:30 Snack, then bathroom.
11:00 Specialty: art, music, library, gym or outside play, or computers.
11:30 Lunch, bathroom and nap preparation
12:30 - 2:00 Rest and nap time. *1 hour State required. Children are allowed to waken gently.
2:30 Bathroom, then snack.
3:00 Classroom lesson, project, Spanish, computers and literature.
4:00 Specialty: art, music, gym or outside play, library.
5:00 - closing - bathroom and supervised, unstructured play, story telling, VCR, music and computers"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school