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Newark Methodist Preschool is a play based preschool program

for children ages 2 through 5. 

We believe children learn best through play.

Our teachers and classrooms provide students with hands on experiences and opportunities designed to help them learn and grow throughout the year. Room activities and group times are planned to enhance all areas of a child’s development: cognitive, language, sensory, physical, social, and emotional, and help to lay the foundation for formal education.


We focus on the whole child.

Throughout the school year, classes will work on many developmentally appropriate concepts such as numbers, letters, colors, shapes, and basic math concepts such as counting and patterning. They will practice gross and fine motor skills, participate in music and movement, and explore stories. Social emotional development is also a large focus as students practice participating in group activities, taking turns, sharing, practicing self regulation and self help skills, and learning how to interact with teachers and peers.


Each classroom boasts high child to staff ratios

Our program strives to ensure that each classroom is staffed to best support our students and their growth and learning in a safe, nuturing, and welcoming environment.


Starting with the 2024-2025 school year, we are extending our day! Our half day, traditional program will continue as it has for 50 years, with the same engaging classrooms, curriculum and experiences each morning. However this year we are offering the option of a longer preschool day for those families who need extra care. After our traditional classes are finished full day students will move to a mixed age setting where they will enjoy a bagged lunch with their Lunch Bunch friends, some extra time on the playground, an opportunity to nap or rest quietly, and end their day with another school provided snack and extra activities, stories, and center play until picked up by their grownups.

New this year: Full Day Programming!

Program Options and Hours


Children must be 2 by August 31 to register

Ready to join our NMP Family? 

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