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Prospect Cooperative Nursery School

646 Prospect Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040

(973) 763-8955


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The first five years of a child's life are the most critical for future development. During this time a child learns about himself and the world around him. A child learns through his play experiences, developing intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. Therefore, a child's play experiences are very important.
Recognizing the individuality of each child is at the core of our curriculum. Through the combination of a thoughtfully conceived program and specially-selected classroom materials, our staff seeks to foster each student’s self-esteem, individuality, creativity, social, physical, and cognitive skills through the use of music, movement, art, creative play, and language.
Our students enjoy both structured and unstructured play periods, thus giving children a sense of both order and time, while it allows them the freedom to direct the flow of the learning experience.
Excerpted from the preschool's website