Nursery School and Kindergarten

The Westfield Presbyterian Nursery School and Kindergarten began in 1948 and offers young children a loving, caring environment where they may discover the world around them through PLAY, investigation, and inquisitive thought in our preschool and kindergarten programs.  Preschool children are engaged in hands-on learning experiences with a NJ certified Early Childhood teacher with BA or Masters and a full time assistant teacher with a Child Development Associate Degree or BA in each of our classes.  Kindergarteners attend a unique full-day program with 2 NJ State certified full-time teachers in each of our three classes, most with Master Degrees, providing an active learning environment while meeting all of NJ standards with an 8:1 ratio.

The children are encouraged to:

  • Develop confidence in themselves and their decisions enabling them to explore the unknown
  • Develop social skills and positive relationships with others
  • Develop and implement critical thinking skills in varied situations
  • Develop a lifelong love of learning and discovering the world around them