The Preschool Program at Mountainside

The curriculum in our preschool program is developmentally based acknowledging the fact that each child has his or her own rate and pattern of growth physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. The readiness of a child is not hurried. Instead, our curriculum gives each child opportunity to explore new surroundings, materials, and experiences, in an atmosphere of love and understanding. Our curriculum will also provide opportunities for the further development of auditory, visual, language, fine motor, gross motor, social emotional, and self-help skills. These learning experiences are designed to challenge each child’s curiosity, encourage discovery, satisfy social and emotional needs, and promote the development of healthy self-concepts.

Parent Testimonial:

Our daughter Hailey has been with Mountainside since she was 4 months old and we cannot say enough good things about it! Her development and growth has been truly amazing. Hailey recently made a big transition from Toddler to Preschool I, and with the help of her teacher, Ms. Verna, it was seamless. The staff genuinely cares about all the kids there, taking time to update parents on how their child is doing. The activities they do are centered around having fun and learning, and so creative,  and the pictures of the kids participating are so fun to see! Hailey has a story about her friends and what she did at school everyday, it is so nice to see the friendships she have formed over the years. Her teacher Ms. Verna has become like a family to us. We are so happy we made the choice to go to Mountainside and recommend it to people all the time!!

–Bryan and Carla