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Apples & Books Learning Center

1036 USHighway 202 South
Somerville, NJ 08876

(908) 429-4275


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that each child is unique and has an individual pattern and timing for
growth, as well as individual personality, learning style and family background.

Children's sense of self worth derives in large part from their experiences within
the family. We would like to be an extension of you to your child. Our concern is
supporting and strengthening the family through childcare. We welcome parents
to be a part of this educational process by providing us regularly with information
on your family background, experiences and culture.

We believe that learning should be fun and in an environment in which each child
is encouraged to develop completely as a trusting, self-reliant, independent,
communicative and loving individual.

The methods of guidance used by our teachers are designed for prevention of
conflict rather than punishment. Positive guidance is provided by praising
acceptable behavior, reflecting children's feelings and diverting their attention to
appropriate activities.
Excerpted from the preschool's website