The Nursery School of Christ Church provides a nurturing, developmental, wholesome and fully equipped child-care environment supervised by an experienced and tenured staff.  Children are taught about caring for others, right and wrong, goodness, respect, decision-making, responsibility, self-discipline, kindness, sharing, and cooperation.

Centered around play as the basis for discovery, reasoning, thinking and the development of important social skills, our curriculum:

  • Encourages self-expression through art, dance, music, and drama
  • Includes discovery programs in natural sciences
  • Develops social, verbal, and listening skills
  • Introduces the basics of reading readiness, mathematics, and computer skills
  • Expands small- and large-muscle dexterity
  • Provides Spanish lessons to children from toddlers through Kindergarten
  • Provides ongoing progress reports to parents

Recent special theme days have included:

  • Hibernation day
  • Safari day
  • Water Day
  • Make Your Own Sunday Day
  • Crazy Hat Day
  • Halloween Parade and Show

We are proud to invite parents, grandparents and other special family and friends to attend our shows three times a year:

  • Halloween show in October
  • Holiday show in December
  • Graduation in June

In addition to the basic curriculum, children may opt to enroll in special programs, such as soccer and dance and religious enrichment.


The cozy infant room nourishes the child developmentally and emotionally.  With low staff-to-infant ratio, we get to know each child individually.  Our flexibility allows us to meet the needs of parents and children by following their child’s schedule for feeding, naps and playtime.

Summer Program

Summers are extra-special at NSCC.  During July and August, we offer fun, theme-based activities, such as Safari Day, Crazy Hat Day, Make Your Own Sunday Day and outdoor water play every Friday.

Other facts:

  • Fully equipped State-licensed facilities
  • Indoor and outdoor play areas
  • An experienced staff that has passed stringent background checks
  • Year-round programs for infants to six-year-olds
  • Surveillance cameras in all rooms
  • Easily accessible location
  • Competitive tuition fees and limited financial aid to qualified families
  • Staff members certified in first aid and CPR

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74 Park Avenue, Glen Ridge NJ
Tel. 973-743-7582
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