Certified by the New Jersey Department of Education
Established 1951

The Ocean Early Childhood Center is a privately owned, non-sectarian, non-denominational school. We offer a certified and experienced staff dedicated to providing a sound educational program.

Readiness skills are incorporated into a well-balanced curriculum with particular emphasis place on the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. Activities include but are not limited to pre-reading, science, math, art, physical fitness, music and history.

Field trips and visits from community resource people are part of our varied program along with special events and parent conferences.

Ocean Early Childhood Center hopes to open the doors that will enhance and direct children to a broader foundation of education. We seek to establish the skills needed for the achievement of all goals and to face all learning situations with interest and enthusiasm.

We hope to integrate the basic skills as components of a total communication process. We want to help children face the future as it continually changes and to be able to effectively cope with the challenges that await them. At all times, we believe in direct communication between teacher and parent for a full exchange of information for fundamental understanding. Every effort will be made to give the child a positive and enriching experience. The Preschool environment supplies many opportunities for the development of the child emotionally, socially and physically. The teacher provides help, encouragement and reinforcement.

Who’s Invited

We accept Children ages 2 ½ to 6 years providing they are toilet trained and able to communicate. A health certificate is required in accordance with state regulations requiring immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, hepatitis B, measles and rubella.

OECC offers a variety of programs: 2, 3, 4, and 5 days per week: full-day, half-day, and child care; pre-school, pre-kindergarten and before/after school.

  • A.M. Sessions….9:00 AM-12:00 PM, 8:45 AM-11:45 AM, or 9:00 AM-1:30 PM
  • All Day Sessions……9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Child Care Sessions……7:00 AM – 6:00 PM


2-Day Programs attend Tuesday and Thursday
3-Day Programs attend Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Arrangements for varying work schedules can be made.

Snacks are provided mid-session and consist of water and healthy snack.

Children may bring lunch from home; hot lunches are provided for a small fee and are included in the Child Care weekly tuition fee. A menu can be provided if you wish to have your child served lunch at school.

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