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Mountain Lakes Country
Day School
356 Route 46 East
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Phone: 973-983-9831

Fax: 973-983-0725

Business Hours

7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


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At 3 years of age, children can join our Preschool program; this program offers hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum for three to four year olds. We offer a well-rounded variety of independent and group learning times.  All children experience opportunities such as socialization, reading, math, experimental science, arts & crafts, cooking, multicultural experiences, stories, songs, music activities, outdoor play and computers.

MLCDS utilizes Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum, an early education curriculum that is designed by child development theorists and is based on current research as to how children learn. The curriculum is designed to be a blueprint for the teachers to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program for our students.

Through hands-on small group activities, children will develop strong academic skills, problem solving, beginning reading, writing, math and science, self-confidence, respect for others and leadership.     



A typical day in our Preschool Program:

7:00-8:50    Arrival and Free Play/Breakfast

8:50-9:00    Clean-up

9:00-9:15    Large Group Time

9:15-10:15   Choice Time/Interest Areas

10:15-10:20  Clean-up 

10:20-11:05   Outside/Gross Motor

11:00-11:15   Wash hands and Snack

11:15-11:30   Small Group

11:30-11:50   Read Aloud

11:50-12:05   Movement and Music

12:05-12:35   Lunch

12:35-1:00    Potty/wash hands/ready to rest

1:00-3:00     Rest/Quiet activities

2:30-3:00    Wake-up/toileting

3:00-3:15    Read Aloud

3:15-3:30    Snack

3:30-4:30    Outside/Gross Motor

4:30-6:00    Free exploration/Interest Areas