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Christ The King Nursery School

50 Erskine Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456

(973) 962-6767


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"One of the most precious gifts God has given you is your child. He has also charged you to bring up the child in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord." The Christian home is, and always will be, the ideal setting for the child to grow in the knowledge and security of God's love and concern for us. However, each home is part of the larger family of the community and God's world.
The education of the child is a mutual concern between home and school. We believe that each child who enters our doors is a special person in his or her own right and we want to play a part in helping him or her feel that way. The school and the home can become strong partners working together to provide a loving, Christian atmosphere with the opportunity for the natural growth and development of each child.
It is our purpose and joy to work together with parents in guiding their children into Christian lives that are useful, successful and purposeful, while maintaining the highest standard of preschool education, integrated and related to the teachings of God's word.
Christ the King does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, politics, belief, national origin, disability, or marital status.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

This is an approximate schedule. It allows for a good deal of flexibility. Some things are done daily, others periodically. Various themes are carried out during the course of the year. The children move with their class and teachers from room to room. The starting rooms are changed approximately every six weeks.
Starting Room: Sharing time - 15 minutes
Opening worship: Prayer, Bible stories, Songs
Finger Plays
Language Development

Yellow Room: Free Plan - 30 minutes
Block building, cars, trucks, trains, doll house, animals, balls, housekeeping corner, puppet theater, climber and slide, riding toys, rocking boat, balance beam.
The children move freely from one activity to another. Teachers supervise and encourage them to share, take turns, initiate new games, communicate and solve problems.
Indoor/Outdoor Play - Games, beanbags

hysical fitness activities, rhythm activities, marching, sticks, instruments, parachute, streamers, tumbling mat.
Blue Room: Art and Science - 40 minutes
Arts and crafts, sand/water table, floor puzzles, book corner, listening center, science experiments, cooking, large manipulatives, audio-visual activities.
This time is semi-structured. Children are often assigned specific tasks or organized into revolving groups.
Bathroom and Snack: -- 15 minutes
Snacks are most often healthful and low in sugar. Parents are encouraged to contribute special foods.
Green Room: Learning Centers - 40 minutes
Puzzles, games, listening activities, storytime, small manipulatives.
Reading readiness activities: Classifying, matching, sequencing, perception, letters and sounds.
Number activities: Counting, sorting, matching, measuring, ordering.
This room is more structured. Children have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the teacher. Sometimes they are free to choose their activity, other times they work in small or large groups on specific tasks.
Starting Room: Remaining 10 minutes
The children return to their starting room to gather their belongings and be dismissed.

Excerpted from the preschool's website