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Ten Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing a Preschool

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  • What is the school’s safety measures?
    At Orchard, our staff are constantly monitoring the environment to ensure that all children can play, learn, and interact in a safe and nurturing indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • What is the curriculum used?
    Orchard Preschool’s extensive curriculum is inspired by the Multiple Intelligence theory, which was founded by Howard Gardner, Ph.D., Professor of Education at Harvard University. The Multiple Intelligence theory stems from the belief that each child has a unique set of capabilities, strengths, and inherent ways in which they are able to demonstrate intellectual abilities.
  • How convenient is the school’s schedule?
    Orchard is open 7:30am-5:30pm 5 days a week.
  • Does the school offer any enrichment activities?
    In addition to the daily age-appropriate activities, all Orchard students participate in Music, Yoga, Dance, P.E, Science and Art..
  • How diverse is the school?
    Multicultural and multidisciplinary environment with 30+ represented countries and languages in our student and staff body.
  • How qualified are the teachers?
    All Orchard Preschool teachers are passionate and fully equipped with early childhood experience, certificates, and accolades. These include the NJ Department of Children and Families state agency certificate, Continuing Education hours and training twice a month and great family reviews!
  • What is their take on nutrition?
    Orchard provides a healthy and well-balanced meals for the students and snacks are provided twice a day. A new menu is updated and emailed to parents monthly.
  • What about parent participation?
    Orchard School operates an Open Door Policy for all parents. The purpose of our Open Door Policy is to encourage open communication, feedback, and participation. Our Open Door Policy means that parents are welcome to come and sit in a teacher’s classroom with their child. This way, they can experience first-hand what class feels and looks like from the perspective of the students. Parents are always invited to attend our celebrations, field trips, community events, lectures, and assemblies.
  • How inclusive is the program?
    Orchard's all-inclusive philosophy allows children to learn, grow, enhance their skill levels, develop healthy self-esteem and form close relationships with their teachers and classmates daily. Thirty+ countries and a plethora of languages are represented in our student and staff body! This enhances children’s vocabulary, comprehension skills; in turn, this expands the child’s knowledge base and confidence.
  • How do Orchard teachers communicate with families?
    We strive to keep parents connected with what matters most to them: their child’s well being and progress. Through our school app, we stay in communication with families throughout the entire day. We issue reminders and alert parents about events, updates, and emergency notices by sending texts, email newsletters and push notifications directly to their phones.

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