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New Horizons Preschool

2303 Evesham Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043

(856) 701-0175

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New Horizons Preschool is a private preschool serving children ages 2-6. Hours of operation are 9-12, with a lunch hour available from 12 - 1 THIS IS A PRESCHOOL NOT A DAYCARE FACILITY.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

The goal of our preschool is to provide a safe, nurturing and challenging environment for children to learn and grow. Our child centered approach allows students to participate in first hand experiences that foster creativity, language expression, problem solving and socialization skills. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum features art, music, manipulatives, free play, outdoor recreation, and gross and fine motor activities that challenge each individual student. Our caring teachers guide children to develop at their own pace through individual, small group and large group settings while maintaining high age appropriate expectations in the classroom.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Enrichment Classes are available for our 4 year olds. Reading Readiness and Math/Science.

From the Director:

The philosophy at New Horizons preschool is to positively contribute to the development of the whole child, by creating a loving environment that fosters creative experiences where each student has the opportunity to learn and grow as an individual.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The teachers at New Horizons Preschool understand that children develop at their own pace; therefore recognizing the individual needs of our unique learners at every level. Through flex grouping and differentiated instruction, we meet the needs of every child. Our teachers work one on one with each student daily to check for understanding, reteach when needed and challenge. Enrichment classes are also offered in the areas of reading readiness, math and science for students who need continued exposure in these critical areas.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of New Horizons Preschool is to provide our students with and educational foundation in a safe, caring and supportive environment.

A Typical Day

A typical day for our 4 year old class

9:00 Entry
9-9:20 Free Play (center activities)
9:25-9-35 Clean up
9:40-9:55 1st circle
10:00-10:25 Restroom and Snack Time
10:30-10:45 2nd circle
10:45- 11:20 center exploration and one on one time with teacher
11:25 - 11:45 Outside/Playground Time
11:45 - 12:00 Stories/Music and Movement Activity
12:00 Dismissal
12:00 -1:00 Optional Lunch Hour

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

At New Horizons Preschool we make it a priority to maintain a cooperative partnership with parents. A monthly newsletter is distributed highlighting the educational focus for each class, as well as informing parents about upcoming events and opportunities to take part in their child's learning here at school. Parents have many opportunities to speak directly with their child's teacher and receive progress reports throughout the year highlighting their child's strengths and weaknesses.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Our preschool program is designed to introduce children to school and is often the first experience children have with alternate caretakers. Teachers work closely with parents on an individual basis to relieve the separation anxiety that is often experienced by young children. Separation anxiety is discussed at orientation to better prepare parents for a smooth transition into the classroom and parents are given suggested books to read to their preschooler prior to school beginning. Teachers and parents reassure students that, "Mommy and Daddy will always come back." Our small class sizes allow teachers to spend individual quality time getting to know each child to help them feel more comfortable at school. Our engaging activities begin immediately upon arrival to the classroom, often redirecting the child's attention to the activity at hand.