Preschools in South Orange/Maplewood


Kinder-Gan Preschool incorporates learning centers in the classroom, such as art, math, science, blocks, computers and writing, to provide an environment of choice that is designed to challenge the children.

Le Parc Place, in the heart of Maplewood village, nurtures and develops the unique talents and abilities of each child age 2.5 – 5 years through creative exploration and artistic self-expression, with lesson plans that are adapted to include various learning styles. A second location in Orange accepts infants through age 5.

Morrow Memorial Preschool is a co-op preschool in the heart of Maplewood village where parents and caretakers assist the teachers with day-to-day activities.

Prospect Co-Op Nursery School is designed for families that want to be involved in the early education of their children, through involvement with the preschool curriculum, administrative decisions and day-to-day activities.

South Mountain YMCA is one of the largest providers of childcare in the area, with programs designed to nurture the potential of children, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility.


Baird Center Preschool, available to Maplewood and South Orange children, combines educational and recreational activities while encouraging social interaction to provide a balanced preschool experience.

Bobbie’s Playhouse is an in-home daycare center in South Orange that provides a warm, loving and nurturing environment along with a structured social environment to foster academic and developmental growth.

Buzzing Bees In Home Childcare is a family owned and operated facility that focuses on helping a child develop cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically in a fun, nurturing environment.

Little Stages Child Day Care, offering services for infants through pre-kindergarten, is a family oriented environment that encourages a child’s development in fun and welcoming ways, and where all styles of learning are recognized.

Mickey Fried at Oheb Shalom offers a warm, creative environment where children can learn as they play while focusing on Jewish traditions and religion.

Montrose Early Childhood Center, a new school for special needs and general education children, offers both full and half day programs where the special education and general education students are mixed to promote self confidence and achievement for all students.

Our Lady of Sorrows Preschool offers services for pre-kindergarten children, teaching respect and responsibility through play-based programs founded on Christian love and community.

Our Lady of Sorrows Nursery provides care for children 6 weeks old through three years and teaches independence through developmentally appropriate activities.

South Orange Country Day School offers a progressive child-friendly environment that stimulates learning, promotes independence and encourages personal responsibility for all students.

Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel Iris Family Preschool offers a stimulating, stress-free environment that emphasizes individuality, creativity and communication and where children are encouraged to grow and develop confidence with a positive self image.

Thelma K. Reisman Preschool of Beth El provides a warm nurturing Jewish environment for young children to grow physically, academically and socially.

Totri Day Care focuses on the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth of a child through exciting, enriching activities in a fun, bilingual (English/Spanish) and developmentally appropriate environment.

Village Babies Development Center is an early childhood development facility in South Orange where children are offered a gentle, secure and unique development experience through play-based programs.

Weekday Cooperative Preschool is a multicultural cooperative program where teachers strive to form a solid foundation for future education through social interaction and a hands-on approach.

Work and Play provides the opportunity for the parent to work upstairs while the child learns downstairs. The curriculum is open ended and designed to meet each child’s individual needs using materials that emphasize self-discovery and independence.

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