Welcome to the Early Childhood Preschool Program! The preschool team has created a successful active learning environment where all
students are given the opportunity to blossom into innovative learners prepared to thrive in the Twenty-First Century. As principal of the Early C
hildhood Program, I anticipate an educational journey that will instill a love for learning in each and every student.
The West New York Early Childhood Program provides a high quality preschool program located at Early Childhood School, School Four Annex, Public School 1, Public School 2,
Robert Menendez Elementary School 3, Albio Sires Public School 4, Public School 5, Public School 6 as well as twelve childcare providers. Our classrooms have low teacher to
student ratio in order to meet the individualized instruction needed for each student. Catapult Learning and childcare providers also offer information about the requirements
for students to participate in before and after care services.
The West New York School District emphasizes Student Centered Learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at all levels. It is a priority
for our highly motivated preschool staff members to provide a safe, active learning environment that coincides with the District’s vision. The ECP provides an academic,
nurturing environment where all students are given developmentally appropriate opportunities to communicate, make inquiries, and explore learning materials in order to stimulate
higher order thinking and reasoning skills. The curriculum, “Tools of the Mind”, is a researched-based educational curriculum designed to provide rich, academic experiences
that foster the foundation for cognitive, emotional and physical development needed for learning success. We are also expanding our little learners’ knowledge of technology through
developmentally coding experiences. We additionally look forward to supporting, guiding and assessing each individual learner with the implementation of Teaching Strategies Gold.
We also look forward to working with families and the community to encourage a strong home/school connection to ensure that our students reach their highest potential. Monthly parent
workshops are offered throughout the school year that will focus on Early Childhood as well as our District’s vision. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are committed to provide a high quality educational program that will empower our young learners to become successful, innovative Twenty-First Century thinkers.
I am honored to serve as your principal and look forward to the opportunity in assisting all students and their families. If I could be of assistance, please feel free to contact
my office or the Preschool Team.
Thank you for your support.
Cara Zebrowski, Principal