PreKindergarten nurtures the social adjustment and school skills of the young child. Fostering self-help, listening and organizational skills and developing a love for learning are goals of the program. These goals are met with the guidance of dedicated professionals who plan and provide innovative, high interest activities within an encouraging and caring environment.

The program, a thematic-based approach, encourages children to make choices in the classroom according to their interests. The children are offered small and large motor activities, book selections, pre-math and pre-reading instruction, music and dramatic play and even snacks that encourage learning around a theme and a letter of the week.

Because Rutgers Prep is a Pre-K-12th grade college prep school, we are able to broaden the young student’s scope of instruction with teachers who specialize in the arts and physical education and who teach a wide range of ages. Our PreKindergartners attend physical education classes four times per week, and weekly classes in spanish, art, music, guidance and library. In PreKindergarten computers are offered in the classroom as a center.

Pre-Kindergarten Faculty

MaryKay Papa

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Vanessa Gustin - Assistant