preschools in Millburn/Short Hills


You recently moved into the area from out of town and need to find your child the perfect preschool in Millburn/Short Hills before you go back to work. 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 Millburn/Short Hills for you to consider.  

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.

After you have selected 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.



Alpine Montessori offers a strong academic program in a warm, nurturing environment where each child’s unique abilities are supported and developed and where intellectual, social and physical skills are reinforced.

Hedwig Gruenwald Early Childhood Center at Congregation B’Nai Israel offers a nurturing environment where children learn and grow through hands-on experience, experimentation and play, and are exposed to religious customs, traditions and concepts on a daily basis.

Lightbridge Academy embodies its motto: C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N. C is for care deeply.  H stands for happiness. I represent integrity. L is for lead by example. D is a commitment to delivering great service. R represents focus on relationship and recognition.  E is commitment to excellence. N stands for nurture.

Millburn Co-Op Nursery School offers a unique two-year program that draws on various teaching philosophies, where children challenge themselves based on their abilities, and where families are encouraged to participate in the school environment.

Neighborhood House Nursery School is operated by a non-profit, community based organization that provides a home-like setting where the children learn, participate in community activities and learn to respect other cultures.

Open Door Nursery School, located in Wyoming Presbyterian Church, focuses on the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of children through interaction with their friends and teachers.

St. Stephen’s Preschool provides quality, affordable childcare in the community and offers a warm, loving, play-based educational environment, where no religion is taught, and where children learn to respect others and celebrate people’s differences.

The Goddard School of Millburn and its unique nurturing approach provides the opportunity to develop a joyful, confident learner who is prepared for school and life. The Goddard School promotes tri-lingual education by seamlessly integrating English with Mandarin and Spanish immersion enrichments into the children’s experience at all levels – infant, toddler, preschool, and prekindergarten.



Christ Church Nursery School uses play and hands-on experiences to make learning fun and meaningful, while giving children the opportunity to develop self-confidence and independence through music, movement, art and science.

Far Brook School offers preschool care at the lower school, and children foster friendships, a sense of community and a love of learning through play-based experiences.

St. Rose of Lima Academy offers a faith-based program designed to nurture a child through all aspects of development, building skills, creativity and confidence.

The Montessori Children’s Academy uses traditional Montessori methods to provide a challenging, yet appropriate learning environment that engages a child’s curiosity and helps them develop a love of learning.

The Rabbi Barry H. Greene Early Childhood Center at Congregation B’Nai Jeshrun strives to instill a love of learning in each child through multi-sensory and thematically based lessons, to empower students to become independent thinkers, and to celebrate their Jewish heritage, customs and traditions.

We posted recently about preschools in Maplewood and South Orange, West Orange and Livingston and now Millburn/Short Hills. We will soon be posting a list of some of the preschool choices in Montclair/Glen Ridge as well, so stay tuned.

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