About Our Preschool Program


The Building Blocks of Education: Preschool at EC

Every child has a natural inclination to learn. Eastern Christian’s Preschool program was designed to spark curiosity, encourage creativity, and lay the foundations for future education. We offer half-day and full-day options, meeting the needs of a broad range of families. Our program is designed for children 2.5 – 5 years of age. We also offer before school care starting at 7:00am and after school care ending 6:00PM. 

Full-Day Preschool: 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Our full day students enjoy a morning of learning and fun in their classrooms, lunch with peers, opportunities for rest and play in the afternoon, and additional teacher led activities in the afternoon. They will experience the benefits of an intentional learning community that promotes academic, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth. Most importantly, they will be prepared for kindergarten through strategic learning experiences led by passionate teachers in a Christ-centered environment. Whether students are learning about math or music, they are taught from a Biblical perspective, fostering spiritual development in an age-appropriate way.

“The full-day preschool program has prepared my son for Kindergarten in a way I could only imagine. He is beginning to read, taking a real interest in math concepts, and has come out of his shell socially. It is a blessing to our family to know he will be ready for success next year and in years to come!”


Half-Day Preschool: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Half-day preschool students are exposed to the same core curriculum as those in our full-day program, promoting kindergarten readiness and proficiencies across core subject areas. They study the Bible and pray together daily, promoting a deeper understanding of Jesus’ life and lessons. Half-day students are dismissed for pick-up at 11:30 a.m. Not sure if a full or half-day preschool program would be best for your child? You don’t have to choose! Eastern Christian’s Preschool was designed with flexibility in mind. Your student can spend a few full days on campus and a couple of half days. 

“I wasn’t sure at first whether full-day or half-day preschool would be right for my daughter. The option to experience both, and to tailor our weekly schedule to meet our family’s needs has been incredible. I enjoy the days when I get to spend time with her in the afternoon, but I also know her full days on campus are filled with meaningful activities.”




2020-2021 Preschool Class Information

2020-2021 was a unique year and our program looked a little different. To see information about our 2020-2021 school year, social distancing, and safety precautions, please see the updated preschool class information.





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Extended Options For All Preschool Students

Before School

We offer an early drop off program for children in preschool through fourth grade beginning at 7:00 AM. This program provides children with an extra opportunity to play before school begins. Children may attend on a regularly scheduled basis or “drop in” as the need arises.

After School

The After School program runs daily from 3:00-6:00 PM for students in preschool through grade six. Students may attend on a regular scheduled basis or as a “drop in” as the need arises. The program includes outdoor or gymnasium activities, homework help for older students, snack, as well as free choice and group activities. 

*Preschoolers must be fully potty trained and not need any assistance in the bathroom to attend the program.




Learn More Today
We invite you to learn more about the early education programs at Eastern Christian School. Call us today at (973) 427-4013 with any questions to further explore our learning community.


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