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Nurture Academy

150 S Orange Ave - West Wing
South Orange, NJ 07079-2219

Phone:
(973) 732-0081

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We provide a theme-based curriculum that incorporates academics and socialization. Our program is designed to enhance your childs early cognitive development through teacher planned activities that encourage imagination & exploration.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Because of our small community, the teachers at Nurture Academy are able to dedicate time for individualized instruction of students on a daily basis.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Nurture Academy, we have a heart for children. Our knowledgeable, courteous staff is available from 7am to 7pm for your convenience. With over 10 years of experience and dedication, our staff will provide a safe and nurturing environment for your baby from the age of six weeks. For our toddlers and pre-kindergarten children, we provide a theme-based curriculum that incorporates academics and socialization. Our program is designed to enhance your childs early cognitive development.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

The growth and learning process at Nurture Academy requires regular consistent communication between parents and school staff & faculty. Quarterly progress reports provide insight into a students growth and daily reports keep parents informed and intune to their child's daily activities. Our Parents Association is a vital and active part of the Nurture Academy experience and provide invaluable help and access to the network of services available in the local community and abroad.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to schedule "intro days" where their children can play and interact during class time with their classmates for short periods of time prior to beginning a full time schedule. Parents remain close by and are encouraged to pop in if the child becomes too agitated and cannot be consoled or redirected.