preschool choices in West Orange and Livingston


You have just moved into the area and need to find your child the perfect preschool in West Orange or Livingston. Luckily there are many schools in the area to choose from including part-time, full-time, religious and non-denominational. In this post, we are listing some of the many preschool options in West Orange and Livingston for your consideration.  

Each family and child is unique with their own specific set of needs, but there’s something on this list for everyone. And just like when you knew your house was “the one” when you walked through the front door, trust your instincts when searching for a preschool or daycare center. With proper research and patience, you’ll find the perfect option for your family.

Once you narrow down your list to a handful of possibilities, be sure to ask for a tour of each facility during the day so that you can see it up close and in action. Are the children happy? Do the teachers seem happy? For more questions to ask, click here.



First Mountain Preschool focuses on literary based projects to teach all disciplines by integrating Art, Science, Math and Music to determine what each child enjoys and where they excel.

JCC Metro West offers a nurturing friendly atmosphere in which to build self-awareness and self-esteem through a special ethics and values curriculum, and with an enriched program filled with language, reading, math, science, art, music, and fun.

Playhouse Co-op Preschool offers a play-based curriculum designed to help a child develop academic skills and knowledge as well as social skills with lessons tailored to the interests of the students in the classroom.

The Goddard School of West Orange, scheduled to open in the spring of 2019, offers a unique nurturing approach that provides the opportunity to develop a joyful, confident learner who is prepared for success in school and in life.

Tutor Time in West Orange offers The School Readiness Pathway which features developmentally appropriate programs with specialized curriculum and customized learning plans that are based on a child’s developmental needs and milestones.



Aquinas Academy offers a faith-based early childhood program within a spiritual environment and is a training site for education majors from Seton Hall University and Caldwell University.

Iris Berman Nursery School strives to give its students the tools and the foundation to succeed in a Jewish day school as well as in their future lives through an integrated approach to learning.

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy supports the emotional, social and spiritual development of a child through a stimulating learning environment where they can discover and explore new experiences.

Jump Immersion School is a full language immersion program focused on providing fluency thru hands on interactive activities.  The goal is to foster a love of the language, either Spanish or Mandarin, the culture and provide a strong academic basis.

Learning Experience has been built on the three key cognitive, physical and social principles of education and care, which have been renamed “learn, play and grow,” to enrich a child cognitively, physically and communally.

Little Angels Christian Montessori offers a traditional Montessori education within a Christian environment where each child can develop and discover the world around them.

Little Explorers Early Learning Academy adopts an individualized approach to learning and a child centered, specific curriculum is used.  The curriculum is review and evaluated continuously to provide the best match for the needs of the kids to provide a top notch learning experience.

Peanut Shell Child Care Center – West Essex YMCA provides a safe place to develop skills, relationships and build self-reliance through the YMCA principles of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

St. Barnabas Kindercare in Livingston provides engaging lessons that combine fun and learning through independent exploration, structured activities and hands-on learning in an enriched environment.

The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham strives to provide an educational and emotional foundation for success when a child enters kindergarten by combining enriched educational and relationship-building experiences.

Last week we posted some preschool options in Maplewood and South Orange. Still to come are some of the many preschool options in Millburn/Short Hills, and Montclair/Glen Ridge.

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