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.

We use High Scope Curriculum.  A play based curriculum based on more than 50 years of research on early childhood development and has been validated by direct evaluation of the curriculum.  Our framework for understanding and supporting children’s learning from ages 3-5 years is based on 58 key developmental indicators, which are aligned with national and state early learning standards, Common Core State Standards, and the Head Start Learning Outcomes Framework.  Active learning is at the center of the High Scope Curriculum with major emphasis on adult-child interaction, learning environment and daily routines.

We are a 4 STAR RATED PROGRAM through Grow NJ Kids, a quality rating and improvement system.  With this program, New Jersey joins over 45 other states in creating universal standards of quality child care and education programs.  The goal is to create programs that encourage ongoing improvement.

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 independently 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, Kindergarten and before/after school.

  • A.M. Sessions….9:00 AM-12:00 PM 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 must be brought from home, preferably water and a healthy snack.

Children need a ready made, nutritional lunch from home. We cannot refrigerate or microwave any food.

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