programs

Program Options

Cornerstone provides program and tuition options that meet families' needs.  In addition to the times listed below, we also offer early drop-off beginning at 8:00 am. Children enrolled after 3:00 pm enjoy our multi-age aftercare program. All of our programs follow the New Jersey Teaching & Learning Expectations for Preschools. We offer a play-based curriculum that inspires children to become lifelong learners using the Creative Curriculum®️.

"My older son was actually a November birthday, so that meant that he was always on the older cycle. I always appreciated the way they still managed to keep his interest as we got through the year. He had been in another program and there was not enough educational focus in terms of learning your letters and really trying to get to your next level of learning. But, this has a more regimented curriculum for especially the older classes. So, we definitely have enjoyed that." 
-Gretel K.

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Nursery Program
Foundations - 2 1/2 & 3 years old

Children must be two and a half years old by September 1st.  The Foundations class is perfect for children just starting school. A play-based curriculum lets children explore various interest areas including art, literature, blocks, sand and water play music and dramatic play.

Choose 3, 4 or 5 days per week: M T W Th F
(Our youngest students benefit from consecutive days if possible)
9:00-1:00, 9:00-3:00, or 9:00-5:30
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Pre-K Program
Preschool

Children must be 3 years old by September 30th. The Preschool class is geared toward children who are ready for "a little more". Open-ended materials, walking field trips, and an interactive curriculum bring learning to life for inquisitive minds. Increasing language development and social skills are a focus in this class. 

Choose 3, 4 or 5 days: M T W Th F
9:00-1:00, 9:00-3:00, or 9:00-5:30
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Kindergarten Prep
Pre-K

Children must be four years old by September 30th. Our Pre-K class fosters student creativity, independence and social development. This is accomplished through age-appropriate opportunities to practice self-reliance and self-regulation skills. The class day is structure to include activities geared toward independent learning, as well as, small and large group instruction. In Pre-K we believe that a socially prepared student will flourish in kindergarten having benefited from open-ended exploration, academic exposure, and positive social interactions.

Choose 4 or 5 days: M T W Th F
9:00-1:00, 9:00-3:00, or 9:00-5:30
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Kindergarten Summit, New Jersey
Kindergarten

Children must be five years old by September 30th. The Kindergarten class provides a foundation for skills children need to succeed in a formal school setting. Certified teachers guide children in an engaging curriculum that follows NJ state standards. Through our emphasis on critical thinking and verbal expression of ideas, our students become reflective thinkers. They have confidence to voice their original thoughts, questions and insights. Cornerstone kindergartners learn to be self-motivated and industrious workers through a focus on goal setting and marking of accomplishments. Throughout the year a portfolio of each students work is maintained and reviewed.

Monday to Friday
After School Care is available until 5:30pm.
9:00-3:30 or 9:00-5:30
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Enrichment Programs
Enrichment

Cornerstone School understands the importance of the arts in early childhood education. We have experts in their field both on staff and offering programs on site to ensure our students receive an educational experience that addresses all learning domains. Research proves the natural connection between STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) and the arts. During active learning critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity promote these connections. 

Through our Core Enrichment programs of Music and Art along with the many Elective Enrichment programs offered Cornerstone Students have the opportunity to experience the arts and technology during their school day.


Monday to Friday
After School Care is available until 5:30pm.
9:00-3:30 or 9:00-5:30
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