Early Childhood School-North

Week of the Young Child

Join our preschool family!

If you know of a child who will be 3 or 4 years olds by October 1st, 2015, please share our school information with families! We would love to give a tour of our preschool for potential students of SY 15-16. Interested families can call 973-268-5112 to set up an appointment to be pre-certified for our Head Start program.

Message from Center Director, Ms. Rodriguez

Dear Parents,

We thank you for entrusting your children with us on a daily basis with our talented preschool team! Early Childhood has proven to be beneficial in the growth and development of our youngest learners. Therefore, bringing your child to school daily is the first step to ensuring a quality education. Let’s make 100% attendance our goal! We will track our monthly data and highlight our students with perfect attendance!

We serve a nutritional breakfast at 8:30am while instruction begins at 8:45am. It is extremely important your children arrive to school on time at 8:25am. Dismissal time is at 2:55pm. If you are interested in Extended Day from 8:00am-4:00pm please see our Family Advocates.

Round Two of Universal Enrollment is now open until May 8th! If you have not registered your child for Kindergarten yet, please do so during open enrollment. Family Advocates will assist families in registering online for kindergarten through NewarkEnrolls.org.

Every month we have Parent Committee Meetings from 3:15pm-4:15pm. Please come to learn about our school, curriculum, upcoming events and participate in mini-workshops! Right now we average 15 parents a meeting; we look forward to seeing this number increase!  We always serve light refreshments and have giveaways! We have created a Parent Board in the main entrance, be sure to read the board for information on community resources, the meal menus and upcoming events.

The PreK4 students have been administered the Prekindergarten (PreK4) Early Literacy Assessment. Below is the data for our students. Our goal is to move 80% of children from Emergent 1 (1st column) & Emergent 2 (2nd column) to Emergent 3 (3rd column) overall by June.


Help us reach our goal at home! Some ideas include:

~Ask open-ended questions that doesn’t have a yes/no answer.  This helps your child develop her own ideas and opinions.  When you see a bus, you might say, “What a big bus!  Where do you think they are going?”

~Make up rhymes, recite child-friendly poems and sing songs with your child.  This helps them develop phonemic awareness – the ability to hear and identify the different sounds that make up spoken words.

~Help your child build and grow their sentences.  If they say, “Mommy go?”  You can say, “Yes, Mommy is going to work now.”

~Let them draw, write and color as much as possible!

Message from Family Advocates

The Family Advocates will be scheduling meetings to complete the Family Partnership Agreement and the Family Self-Assessment.  

Any outstanding forms such as physicals, dental exams or any additional documents, please submit them immediately.

Keep a look out for Jewish Renaissance Center information because they will be offering dental screenings for our students.

Contact Info
Liana Rodriguez, Center Director
24 Crane Street
Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: 973-268-5112
Fax: 973-268-5113