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Children's Enrichment Center

32 Old Tappan Road
Tappan, NY 10983

(845) 398-3370


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The Children's Enrichment Center is a private, non-profit, preschool serving Rockland County families for the past 22 years. We are chartered by the New York State Department of Education and are a member of Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. We provide parents the opportunity to become familiar with their children's preschool environment and education by direct participation.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

Children's Enrichment Center Philosophy CEC's goal is to provide your young child with opportunities to succeed in all areas of development and to promote within each child a sense of accomplishment and a positive self-image. CEC's class sizes are small, with low teacher to student ratio allowing for individual attention. Skills are introduced through fun and exciting activities, thereby enhancing the child's healthy curiosity and eagerness to explore, while learning through play. We strive to provide a positive stimulating environment, encouraging a child to grow from within. CEC admits students regardless of sex, race, color and national or ethnic origin. As a community preschool, we provide parents the opportunity to become familiar with their child's preschool environment by direct participation. Curriculum Our curriculum is developed to span ability and lend itself to individualization, fostering self-expression, independence, reasoning skills and self-esteem. A Day At CEC Includes: Free Play - Circle Time - Arts & Crafts - Nature Studies - Tactile Play - Music & Movement - Creative Open End Art - Outdoor/Indoor Play - Story Time - Snack Time

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school