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Preschool Program Overview

Our Preschool Program serves children ages 3 to 5 years old and is designed to help children develop the more complex range of skills characteristic of this age that will prepare them for kindergarten. Scroll to learn more about our full-day program!

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Sandra Vallejo

HONEY BEES

LEAD TEACHER

Ms. Sandra has been a dedicated teacher since 2004 and has worked with both toddler and preschool children. She is CPR and First Aid Certified and maintains up to date with professional development training.

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Rebecca Natafalusy

TIGERS

LEAD TEACHER

Ms. Becca has worked with Kirby Preschoolers since 2003. In November of 2020, she was recognized as an Exceptional Educator by New Jersey Teacher 2 Teacher for her outstanding work.

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Gloria Tobon

DRAGONFLIES

LEAD TEACHER

Ms. Gloria has been with Kirby since 2006. She has not only taught multiple Spanish classes, but she is also CPR and First Aid Certified and holds a Group Teacher Certificate and a CDA (Child Development Associate).

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Jeanne Ortman

PRESCHOOL OWLS

LEAD TEACHER

Welcome, Ms. Jeanne, to the Kirby Center! She holds Education, English, and Art degrees from Caldwell College University. Twenty-five-plus years of teaching experience has prepared Ms. Jeanne for her new journey at the Kirby Center.

Full-Day Program

The program provides children with a more structured, academically enriched learning environment.

Utilizing the universally acclaimed, developmentally appropriate Creative Curriculum(R), teachers with an average tenure of more than 12 years help children develop pre-reading and writing readiness using a broad array of materials that engage children and make learning fun.

Classroom activities focus on building independence and confidence while stretching young minds with a wide variety of hands-on experiences that promote the social, emotional, and cognitive development of every child within a safe and nurturing learning community.

Transportation is provided to and from the Family Center for children to participate in Aquatics, SOPA, Gymnastics, Y Ninja, and sports programming.

Additional Information:

  • 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Two, three, or five days a week

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the program tuition.

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