PROGRAMS

Classroom Descriptions

Little Lambs – Infants
Our Little Lambs classroom provides a safe and healthy learning environment while basing our day around your child’s needs.


We provide primary care and each infant is always held during feeding time.
New moms are always welcome to come in for breastfeeding and quality bonding time with their child.


Your child’s day is filled with interaction and personal attention with words, songs and play to ensure they thrive.

Ducklings – Toddler I
Your child is taught in a way that lets them know they are valuable human beings.  
The Creative Curriculum allows each child to learn through play as well as helping them reach their developmental potential. Your child's day consists of many indoor and outdoor play experiences to practice their gross motor skills and individual and group art which enhances their fine motor skills. The Ducklings maintain a flexible schedule based on the developmental abilities and needs of each child.

Crickets – Toddler II
Days in the Cricket Room are filled with fun activities such as outdoor play, nature walks, crafts and circle time
Your child’s love of reading is developed through our daily reading time.
Potty training will start with child-sized toilets and low sinks for hand washing.
The teachers are actively engaged and take part in verbal play while taking turns with conversation to help children use language. In this class, your children are learning to use communication to solve problems. Children learn through play and play is their work, it encourages the development of the imagination, develops motor skills while teaching self expression.

Stepping Up & Little Sprouts – Preschool I
This age is an exciting stage of growth for children. Teachers plan daily activities to begin to prepare the children for academics that are age appropriate to stimulate cognitive, social, and personal growth as they explore their word through their senses. Children learn from the time they enter our school until they leave. Throughout the day, children interact with their peers and teachers in small and large groups. They have the opportunity to learn and to discover in our developmentally appropriate learning centers, as well as outside on our age-appropriate playgrounds.

Fab Fours – Pre Kindergarten
Our pre-kindergarten curriculum is designed with hands-on activities. Children learn math, science, vocabulary and social skills. Everything your child learns each day is reinforced and extended throughout the year to prepare him for school. Our child-centered approach ensures that children are exposed to a diverse array of learning activities and that they thrive in all areas of child development, creative thinking. Our Pre-Kindergarten program prepares and builds the confidence of the children preparing to enter kindergarten.

RISE & SHINE – Preschool I & Pre-Kindergarten
Rise & Shine offers two different learning times. Our half day pre-k runs from 8:30 – 11:30 is a condensed curriculum. The full day program runs from 9-3. Both classes are combined and the teachers plan daily activities to begin to prepare the children for academics that are age appropriate to stimulate cognitive, social, and personal growth as they explore their word through their senses. Children learn from the time they enter our school until they leave. Throughout the day, children interact with their peers and teachers in small and large groups. They have the opportunity to learn and to discover in our developmentally appropriate learning centers, as well as outside on our age-appropriate playgrounds. Our Pre-Kindergarten program prepares and builds the confidence of the children preparing to enter Kindergarten.

Summer Camp
Summer camp is always exciting at Great Beginnings. Two months of fun filled themes. Our program offers indoor and outdoor act
ivities, plus opportunities for fun, friendships, and exploration. Our teachers work collaboratively to develop a fun curriculum that takes advantage of all that the summer offers. We use playgrounds for water play; have special visitors which reflect our themes, nature experiences, arts and crafts and more. Summer also includes our signature favorite, our annual fire truck hose down. Come and join the fun!


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September 2018 Events

Tuesday 9/4- Our new school year officially begins! Welcome to another year of learning fun. Exceptional programs are offered from infancy through Alumni before & after care. Please inquire at the office if you have a friend who may like to join our happy days.

Thursday 9/6 & 9/20 Bumble Song Music - Miss Nicole will be joining us for an afternoon of music and movement while stretching, wiggling, and jiggling. Her program is set to music with an emphasis on healthy movement activities and learning competencies.

Wednesday 9/12- Morning Yoga with Miss Ania- Miss Ania will be with us again this year. Children are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Miss Ania who will guide the classes through a routine of stretching, relaxation breathing and beautiful songs.

Friday 9/14 – Mad Science – Up, Up and Away – Mad science will be here to deliver hands on experiences while we learn how things go up, up and away.

Monday 9/10-24th – KidStuff fundraiser Coupon Book – Each book is $25 and has a variety of great savings. Please share with everyone you know. You can order as many books as you like from Sussex or other counties as well. If you do not want the book, please return to the office by Monday, 9/24/2018.

Thursday 9/20- Back To School Night- 7:00-8:00pm- This is a great opportunity to hear all about new happenings, spend time in individual classrooms, meet our entire staff, have light refreshments, and chat with other parents. It is also the perfect time to learn more about the curriculum, new materials, and planned events.

Friday 9/28 - Scholastic Book Orders Due- Scholastic Books are an affordable way to begin or expand your child’s library. Order a book or two and get ready for some cuddle time.
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Great Beginnings Children's Learning Center

Phone (973) 209-1500

Email Address info@greatbeginnings1.com

Location3501 NJ-94 Hamburg, NJ 07419 

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