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Cranford Pre-Schools
The Baldwin school is supported by a board that consists of parents from church and school families.  The Director, with the help of the school board members, provides a well-established program for the development of young children. Social, mental, physical and spiritual skills are encouraged to prepare children for Kindergarten.

The school is part of the Christian Education program of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, New Jersey.  It is licensed by the Bureau of Licensing of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).

Our purpose is to offer children an educational and social experience in a Christian atmosphere.  The children are grouped with others of their own age and maturity in large, airy, well-equipped rooms by state- approved teachers.
11 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016


                                              5 payments          Yearly
5 days                                     $702              $3510
4 days                                     $624              $3120
3 days                                     $534              $2670
2 days                                     $422              $2110

Play Pals
2 days                                    $388              $1940
1 day                                      $230              $1150
Wrap Around (additional):
5 days                                            $756                          $3780
4 days                                            $634                          $3168
3 days                                            $497                          $2484
2 days                                            $346                          $1728
1 days                                            $180                          $900

A registration fee of $65 per child or $100 for two or more children will secure your child’s enrollment.  The fee is non-refundable.
Pre-Kindergarten Three Program
Objective:  To introduce children to a Christian school environment. To provide various opportunities for children to explore, discover, investigate and learn through an age-appropriate thematic approach program.
Pre-Kindergarten Four Program
Objective:  To introduce the children to a Christian school environment.  Developing academic and social skills through work and play.
100 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
Pre-K 3: Half Day- $3,000/year, Full Day- $4,200/year
Pre-K 4: Half Day- $3,800/year, Full Day- $5,200
Our philosophy is to maximize each child's development to his or her potential, in all areas of growth and learning.  We believe young children learn through play and exploration.  At the Discovery Child Care Center, we encourage children to explore and investigate at their own pace. Our curriculum promotes a well-rounded, enriching experience, providing opportunities for growth through various educational materials, within a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. In addition, DCC strives to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere; to prepare each child with the skills necessary to make sense of the world; and to foster opportunities for children to grow as individuals and experience feelings of self-worth.
1 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ
Calvary Nursery School and Child Care (CNSCC) offers a morning Nursery School Program, full-day Child Care Program and a Kindergarten Wrap-Around Afternoon Program for Cranford public school students.

CNSCC is proud to begin their 18th year of providing the best in early childhood education and care to the community, as part of the ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church. The play-based, year round program is licensed by the State of New Jersey and serves children age 2 ½-6 years.
108 Eastman St.
Cranford, NJ 07016
205 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016
The Mission of Trinity Episcopal Day School is to provide a nurturing, learning environment which promotes intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical growth. Our school encompasses child-centered activities based on approved developmental concepts that instill curiosity, an enthusiasm for learning and a positive foundation for the development of individual skills and talents. This foundation maximizes the potential to succeed while instilling the importance of serving God and the community.
Westfield Pre-Schools
We believe that creative play is the vehicle for exploring and learning, developing new skills, and connecting with others. We strive to provide every child with a quality early childhood experience in a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment. We are devoted to helping children develop a positive sense of self, compassion, and a love of learning.

Compass SchoolHouse provides a home like environment, which is especially important for children encountering their first learning experience in a school setting. Our classrooms are safe and nurturing learning environments for children ages 2 months to 5 years. This setting enables our teachers to be committed to meeting the needs and learning styles of each individual child. Age appropriate, play based learning centers for math, science, dramatic play, music, and creative art provide opportunities to inspire children to explore, make choices, and gain independence.
125 Elmer Street
Westfield NJ 07090

*discount available for siblings

1 half day:   $1,300/year or $130/month
2 half days: $2,600/year or $260/month
3 half days: $3,140/year or $314/month
4 half days: $3,790/year or $379/month
5 half days: $4,280/ year or $428/month
2 half days/2 full days on Tuesdays & Thursdays: $6,380 or $638/month*
3 half days/2 full days on Tuesdays & Thursdays: $6,870 or $687/month*
Full Day Kindergarten: $8,500/year

Wesley Hall School for Early Childhood is an interdenominational school for ages 2½ through kindergarten. Originated by the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, Wesley Hall seeks to foster each child’s love of learning, personal development, and strength of character.  The learning experience is carried out in a manner that assists each child to become a responsible citizen, recognizing the worth of all people.

Each Wesley Hall class is taught by a team of two qualified teachers.  Staff credentials meet state requirements.  The teachers bring enthusiasm, creativity, and an abundance of TLC to their classrooms.
1 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ


2 day classes: $2,133/year or $237/month
3 day classes: $2,799 /year or $311/month
4 day classes: $3,348 /year or $372/month
5 day classes: $3,762 / year or $418/month
Kindergarten (paid over 10 months): $8,150 /year or $815/month
Half Day Kindergarten: $4,520 or $452/month 
The Westfield Presbyterian Nursery School and Kindergarten offers young children a loving, caring environment where they may discover the world around them through PLAY, investigation, and inquisitive thought in our preschool and kindergarten programs.  Preschool children are engaged in hands-on learning experiences with a NJ certified Early Childhood teacher and assistant teacher in each of our classes.  Kindergarteners attend a full-day program with 2 NJ certified full-time teachers in each of classes providing an active learning environment while meeting all of NJ standards.

The children are encouraged to build a strong self-image, gain confidence in making decisions, develop positive relationships with others and utilize critical thinking skills.
140 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090


Two Day Class $2,310/year
Three Day Class $2,900/year
Four Day Class $3,600/year
Five Day Class $4,400/year
4 1/2 - 5 Year Class $5,125/year
Kindergarten $8,475/year
St. Paul’s Day School provides an outstanding educational experience for preschool and kindergarten children. It was established in 1957 by the women of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as a service to the Westfield community. The school provides a nurturing and caring environment for the education of the children in our community.
414 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

The application fee is $65 for the oldest child and $45 for each succeeding child
There is a Pledging Church Member discount and a second child discount taken off tuition at registration.

Sessions Per Week:
2 sessions per week
3 sessions per week
5 sessions per week
Junior Kindergarten
(5 sessions per week)
2 extended days (Mon&Weds w/lunch)
Friday extended day extra
1st/Older Child
$230 per payment ($2,300/year)
$295 per payment ($2,950/year)
$420 per payment ($4,200/year)
$574 per payments

$870 per year/$92 per payment
$755 per payments ($8,305/year)
At Here We Grow, we can assure you that your child will receive tender loving care by our nurturing childcare staff. We feel that building a trusting relationship between parent, child and caregiver is a crucial component to the overall success of your child. We promise to meet the individual needs of your child by establishing an enhancing each child’s strengths. You and your child will feel secure in a safe, warm and loving environment due to our teacher/child ratio. As elementary school teachers and mothers of our own children, we have the education and experience to offer you a superior early childhood development program.

**You can also watch your child play during the day on the webcams provided by the school.  
422 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Westfield Area Y Early Learning programs strengthen families and boost youth development by offering preschoolers and their families a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop relationships and build self-reliance through character development and a structured curriculum.

We have full day preschool and half-day preschool options to meet the needs of your family.  

All programs are led by experienced and caring staff.

Our day includes exploration and hands-on learning with art, dramatic play, building, nature and quiet areas; small group theme-based activities; a balanced blend of active and quiet times with minimum transitions, music and movement (indoor/outdoor).  

Children become active and creative explorers while developing good habits and positive attitudes.
220 Clark Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
Here at Noah’s Ark, your child will be cared for by our nurturing and experienced staff who have a true gift with children.  We create a partnership with our parents to assure both you and your child’s needs are met.  Noah’s Ark Philosophy is based on three principal goals.  These are to help children gain confidence, to impart a strong sense of community and to foster a true love of learning.  We provide a warm consistent environment where our children are encouraged to explore, make choices and gain independence. We instill a strong sense of self and a discovery of each child’s unique place in the world we live in.
618 Central Avenue
836 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Kinderprep’s philosophy is to expose the young child to as many different learning experiences as possibly while creating a positive “first school” experience.  Kinderprep’s learning environment is designed to enhance children’s social emotional, intellectual and physical development.  Schedules, learning centers and activities are planned to allow children to explore independently, to discover and to learn through developmentally appropriate play.  The Kinderprep program includes Circle Time, Learning Centers, Pre-Math and Reading activities, Science, Art, Music and plenty of outdoor play.  Our program is flexible, encouraging each child to learn at his or her own pace.
808 South Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
Pre-School: The Squirrel Room

In our Squirrel Room, children develop the skills to acquire the knowledge that guarantees success in preschool and beyond, all while having the time of their lives.

We immerse our Squirrels in a print rich environment with daily exposure to quality children’s literature.  We encourage our Squirrels to read and write in ways that are relevant and meaningful to them.  We help them develop math concepts through hands-on manipulation of real objects.  Our curriculum appeals to a wide range of learning styles.  It includes activities and routines that address all aspects of development.  Every day is so exciting that our Squirrel children can’t wait to come to pre-school!
132 South Avenue East
Westfield, NJ
Christopher Academy offers an exceptional learning environment, tailored to the individual child for preschool children aged 2.5 to grade one, driven by the community.  With homelike classrooms, the Montessori Method is filled with hands-on materials, each with a lesson to learn and to problem solve.  Our students enjoy a prepared environment designed to recognize and propel each child to learn, to grow, to achieve at the most appropriate pace to the best of his or her own ability.
510 Hillcrest Avenue
Westfield, NJ
Teaching the Christian faith set Redeemer Lutheran School apart from the public school system. Redeemer Lutheran serves families by assisting parents in carrying out their God-given parental responsibilities toward nurturing their children’s faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. Teachers and students witness personally and publicly in words and actions to their faith in Jesus Christ.

Growing the whole child—intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially—in a safe environment is a priority. The faculty, staff, and school board of Redeemer Lutheran School are committed to providing a learning environment where students are prepared to:

  • Master fundamental academic and “common sense” skills, and become "Learners for Life"
  • Develop their individual talents and abilities
  • Strive for excellence and balance in all aspects of life
  • Learn to handle disappointments
  • Become disciples for life
  • Adapt to a rapidly changing social environment
  • Serve others and be responsible citizens in society
  • Become Christian role models for present and future generations
229 Cowperthwaite Place
Westfield, NJ
Although the majority of our Pre-K students' days are spent in the target language through Mandarin Chinese lessons and bilingual education, exposure to English Language Arts ensures that learning is integrated across both languages. Pre-K students attend a rigorous daily English class for 45 minutes per day, taught by our certified K-8th grade English teacher. Pre-K students focus on written characters, listening, speaking and correct tone daily with songs, chants, and daily lessons. Learning occurs through exploration, hands-on experimentation, and encouraging the students to engage all of their senses. Many areas of our instruction are infused with respect, ethics, peacemaking, and conflict resolution practices. At our language immersion school, we encourage individualism, leadership, and communication while character development is integrated into all aspects of life at Bamboo Shoots.
836 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
756 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
At Temple Emanu-El’s Early Childhood Education Program, we create an environment that encompasses the importance of Judaism, family, community, and the individual needs of each child. We respect children for who they are now, as well as for their potential. In our warm and nurturing environment, children learn through active play and exploration. Our Jewish values and traditions are the foundation of our program and we welcome all early childhood families into our Temple community.  ​
551 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ
Let’s Play in Italian is an educational program that teaches children and adults about the Italian language and culture through various techniques. Learning a second language is crucial to a young child’s development, and has many benefits for an adult as well. Let’s Play in Italian offers Mommy and Me classes in multiple locations and full and half day pre-school and kindergarten, up to 5 days a week. We also offer after school programs for children and teens, as well as private lessons for children and adults. We even do birthday parties and have an Italian bookstore!

Let's Play in Italian also offers free before and after care to thier full/half day pre-schoolers and kindergarteners.  In addition, they have an English lab that prepares the children for 1st grade reading and writing.
The Goddard School
Preschoolers are introduced to cognitive skills: sequencing and matching; social skills: similarities and diversity; and language art skills: storytelling and writing.
The Goddard School® F.L.EX.® Learning Program sets the stage for self-confidence by encouraging progress at a child’s own pace, according to individual needs and abilities. 

Learning centers for math, science, dramatic play, music, creative art and computers provide opportunities to balance both shared and independent learning experiences. Fitness, art history and manners are incorporated into the preschooler's daily schedule, as well. Visits by local museums and libraries, community helpers, and theatrical productions supplement classroom learning within the safety of our schools.  
All programs are customized to your child’s progress, needs and age.
324 South Ave
Fanwood, NJ
Early Childhood Education
304 Central Ave, Mountainside NJ
Kindergarten- Eighth Grade
336 First St, Westfield NJ
Holy Trinity School is a religious educational resource serving local communities since 1916.  As a 2011 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and a Middle States Accredited School operating under the auspices of the Newark Archdiocesan School System, the school emphasizes the values of our faith and continually seeks to build a community were priests, parents, parishioners, students, faculty and other staff share a common concern for the spiritual and educational growth of each individual.
The school has a faulty of certified teachers, educating children from preschool through eighth grade.  In addition to classroom teachers, the staff includes a full-time academic coach, a librarian, a computer teacher, three foreign language teachers, a physical education teacher, and two art teachers.
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