The Valley School - Park Ridge NJ Child Care Center

24 WAMPUM ROAD, PARK RIDGE NJ 07656
(201) 505-9100
4 Reviews

About the Provider

Description:

The Valley School’s approach is to use the latest techniques inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, incorporated within the Creative Curriculum, utilized by leading universities and included within national accreditation standards (NAEYC) to build comprehensive early childhood programs focused on your child’s ability to take an active role in the learning process. Our teachers are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and inspiring environment where your child will grow socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Your child will feel at home with The Valley School’s Reggio-inspired approach to early childhood development and learning. This philosophy of early childhood education emphasizes documentation, emergent curriculum, collaboration with the community, a love of the environment, and respect for a child’s pace of learning.

Additional Information:

The Valley School currently has availability in our infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms for a variety of scheduling needs. Our state of the art facility features beautifully furnished, developmentally appropriate classrooms for each age group. Our spacious indoor gym allows for gross motor development and active play, regardless of the weather. The Valley School also features a spectacular outdoor natural playscape that celebrates the wonders of nature!

Your child will feel at home with The Valley School’s Reggio-inspired approach to early childhood development and learning. This philosophy of early childhood education emphasizes documentation, emergent curriculum, collaboration with the community, a love of the environment, and respect for a child’s pace of learning. Call us today to find out more information or schedule a tour (201) 505-9100 ext. 202.


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Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 123
  • Age Range: 0 to 13
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Grow NJ Kids
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • District Office: New Jersey Dept of Children and Families - Office of Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-667-9845 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Reviews

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Karen Apr 07, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This place is a complete lie!!!if you do not want your child ready for Kindergarten. Then this place is for you. The owner is a business man that only cares honestly about the tuition money. The kids do not learn really about anything. My son is 4 and does not know how to still write. I am sorry but Reggio inspired programs do not work in the USA. Take it from me that I learned this lesson the hard way. I just recently learned that the head lead teacher was never certified and her attitude towards certain kids was horrifying. I hope this place closes for good.

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Jess P Aug 05, 2015
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I am a former teacher of 2nd grade and when it was time to find a preschool for my own children, I thought the Valley School was a good fit. My experience there was extremely disappointing. The administration has terrible communication and the staff's turnover rate is constant. The owner is only there about once a month to check up and under the supervision of the new director countless families pulled their children out. I recommend finding another preschool for your child's instruction.

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Andrea B. Jul 29, 2015
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I had to pull my children out of this school after two years. I was initially excited about The Valley School and it's Reggio-based methods of teaching. I loved the look of the school and the clean minimalist atmosphere. But I am sad to say the administration there is a mess. There is constant major turnover at the school - three different directors in one year and teachers and their assistants leaving regularly. There is no communication amongst the staff or parents, and my children ended up in classrooms with no familiar faces in charge. I felt the school was run primarily like a business, but lacked the heart and soul that a truly successful childcare center needs.

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Nik D. Jul 29, 2015
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We do not recommend this school. After 4 years this school seems to struggle with the basic needs of a successful school (why would you have kids training toilet and baby changing table in the food prep area?). We are one of the many parents that chose to withdraw our child from the valley school in park ridge over the summer of 2015. The lack of consistency in staffing, multiple directors in one year, and the lack of staffing (quantity) was the straw that did it. Many days went by where my child didn't know who their teacher was or the names of any of the assistants. In our opinion, the owner of the school, who has minimal background in childcare will promise you anything (like enrichment programs that were coming) to keep the check coming, but is clearly focused on state awards & grant money.

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