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Grow NJ Kids and Norwood PreSchool

Norwood PreSchool is a participating member of Grow NJ Kids.  We are 1 out of 30 Bergen County Preschools currently enrolled in the program. Grow NJ Kids is a state-sponsored initiative to raise the quality of child care and early learning throughout New Jersey. Grow NJ Kids gives child care and early learning programs resources to assess and improve their programs, while providing parents with information that allows them to evaluate the quality of programs and make the best choices for their child. The goal is to create a system that encourages ongoing improvement.

Grow NJ Kids is part of a national effort. More than 40 other states are at some stage of launching their effort to improve quality.

In accordance with NAEYC guidelines and practices, NPS believes children learn through productive play and positive interactions within their environment. By having planned activities and purposeful learning materials, children’s development is enhanced. NPS incorporates meaningful experiences for the children and allows for learning to occur in “their world.” NPS implements developmentally appropriate practices to ensure that a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment is established so that the children can develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively.  It is our goal to foster the children into becoming independent learners and to instill a lifelong love for learning in their hearts.

Our program supports the relationship between children, their families, and our staff members. It is designed to provide children with meaningful experiences that encourage growth in all areas of development by involving them in an environment in which they can

  • Add to their knowledge and to their physical, social, and emotional development by observing and interacting with peers, adults, and materials
  • Expand and develop their literacy and communication skills
  • Increase their knowledge and ability to become involved in and make sense of the world by doing, interacting, exploring and experiencing
  • Increase their skills in problem solving, negotiations, social interactions and independence