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The Meadow School

102 Borough Street%2C Conveniently Located At Rte 17 %26 Rte 3
Rutherford, NJ 07070

(201) 935-2112


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our primary mission is to provide a trusting environment in which the relationship between the child, the caregiver, and the parent can grow.
We believe that active children (from toddlers to the kindergarten) may become bored if they stay in the same room throughout the entire day. While each age group has its home base room and its primary caregiver, your child with his/her friends and the caregiver rotate through the different rooms during the day according to the scheduled activity. Take a look of a day schedule example."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infants' schedule
Each infant child has their own schedule.
The caregivers follow each child's schedule from home.
Toddlers' 1 schedule
8:00-9:00 Children arrive + diaper change
9:00-9:30 Breakfast, play and sing
10:00-11:00 Play at the GYM or a Buggy ride inside or outside
11:00 Diaper change
11:00-11:30 Lunch
11:30-12:00 Preparation for nap time
12:00-2:30 Nap time
2:30-3:00 Snack and diaper change
3:00-4:00 Library time, Puzzles, Blocks, Bubbles, Arts & Crafts, Play with toys
Toddlers' 2 schedule
8:00-9:00 Finish breakfast
9:00-9:30 Songs & Books (circle time)
9:30-10:00 Art work
10:00 Diaper change
10:00-11:15 Play outside (weather permitting) or at the gym (when the weather is bad)
(3 times a week we go upstairs to the Music room 10:00-10:45)
11:30-12:30 Lunch + Diaper change
12:30-1:00 Help put to sleep
1:00-1:30 Clean up the room
1:30-2:30 Sleep time
2:30-3:30 Diaper change, mats away + snack time
3:30-4:15 Puzzles, Blocks + Read a book
Pre-school' schedule
8:00-9:00 "Good Morning"
9:00-10:00 Science room / Circle & Music, Math room
10:00-10:30 Snack
10:30-11:00 Computers' room
11:00-11:30 Art room
11:30-12:00 Beds
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Reading time/stories
1:00-3:00 Nap time
3:00-3:30 Wake up time"
Excerpted from the preschool's website