Saddle River Day Introduces New Pre-K 3 Program

Geoffrey Bowman

Saddle River Day School is excited to announce the expansion of our Early Childhood Program with the addition of a Pre-K 3’s class for the 2021-2022 school year. As the starting point for a child’s journey at Saddle River Day School, this program is designed to meet the unique needs of young learners by fostering their social, emotional and academic development.

Our core values, Everyone Counts, Love of Learning and Intellectual Risk-Taking are the framework for our program, which focuses on fostering an early love of learning in a warm, nurturing environment.  The developmentally appropriate curriculum takes into account the social, emotional and educational growth of each child; recognizing each as a unique individual, while encouraging collaborative learning. A low student to teacher ratio ensures each child receives the personal attention he or she needs to thrive. “It is my belief that positive early school experiences set the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.” says Chris Lebovits, Assistant Head of the Lower and Middle Schools, who also established the Pre-K 4 program in 2015.  “When a child comes to school each day, excited to learn and engage in new experiences, it unleashes endless individual potential.

Students in our program spend each day engaged in meaningful experiences that build foundational academic and social skills. Everything that happens in and out of the classroom—from games that encourage emergent language skills to nature walks around the campus—is mindful of the specific needs of three year olds.  As part of the SRDS community, Pre-K 3 students will participate in special area classes such as science and art in our lab and studio designed specifically for our lower school learners, play on a playground “just their size” and explore a new language.

We will host on-campus Open Houses on Monday, October 19th at 4pm and Saturday, November 7th at 10am.  RSVP to Kris Sweeny in the Office of Admissions at ksweeny@saddleriverday.org or visit www.saddleriverday.org/earlychildhood to request more information.