The Pennington Children’s Academy is a childcare facility that serves the needs of children six weeks to six years of age. The school is open from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday – Friday, all year round. Our school has an open door policy, which welcomes parents to come in any time of the day. Pennington Children’s Academy is located at 70 Route 31 S, Pennington, NJ 08534.
We offer a stimulating learning environment that integrates the best of the best in early childhood learning. With a Montessori inspired environment, we use curriculum recognized worldwide for fostering a child’s cognitive growth. Children are encouraged to learn through all five senses and to acquire cognitive, academic, social, and behavioral skills. Our staff members serve as positive role models and provide care that is supportive, nurturing, warm, and responsive to each child’s individual interests, goals, and talents.
We respect parents as the primary and most important providers of childcare. We believe that parents and teachers are partners in a child’s day-to-day care, and for the development of a strong and lasting foundation.
Each staff member knows the quality of relationships which your child experiences during their first 6 years of life have a deep and lasting effect. All staff members are CPR/First Aid Certified by the American Red Cross. Staff members hold CDA Certifications and B.A. Degrees. Our staff participate in the required monthly and yearly trainings provided by the county and state on a number of topics, along with all other imposed staff requirements by the State of New Jersey.
Pennington Children’s Academy is in the process of receiving an accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The organization promotes high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. The Pennington Children’s Academy is soon to become among the 300 regional chapters that are committed to the education of your children. Our academy is set to follow the ten standards set by NAEYC. The standards include positive development through daily activity. The framework of the standards and criteria focus on best practices in the field and the benefits those in our academy’s community, including children, teachers, family , community partners, and the program administration. Following these ten standards will ensure the quality of children’s daily experience here at Pennington Children’s Academy.
Standard 1: Relationships
Standard 2: Curriculum
Standard 3: Teaching
Standard 4: Assessment of Child Progress
Standard 5: Health
Standard 6: Teachers
Standard 7: Families
Standard 8: Community Relationships
Standard 9: Physical Environment
Standard 10: Leadership and Management