UJP program is divided into “Toddler Prep" (15mon-24mon) and “Pre K Prep" (2-4 years) for learning and developmental goals. Children do age appropriate activities. Each learning objectives for the groups are differentiated to meet age appropriate skill sets and academic goals. Each lesson is formulated to introduce and reinforce classroom readiness skills. We also incorporate daily STEAM based activities that include science, math, art, technology, engineering, literacy and global awareness.
Eligible for childcare tax deduction
Toddler Program (15mon-24mon)
Once babies start moving, they don’t stop! We keep the surroundings safe so that as mobile toddlers begin to explore and walk they can do so with confidence.
During this time we continue to stimulate the child’s brain and physical-motor skill sets. At this stage in their life, children begin forming words, exploring their surroundings, listening, understanding, developing love & trust and learn to focus their vision. We work with them through storytelling, arts/crafts, music & movement, by giving them lots of attention, teaching them sounds and to express emotions to establish a solid foundation in cognitive- language development and social-emotional development. Once your child is 2 years of age they will be moved to our school readiness program.
2 days or 3 days per week (9am-11am or 9am-12pm)
Pre K Prep (2-4years)
Our Pre-K school readiness program is perfect for children preparing to enter a traditional school setting. The curriculum is designed to facilitate classroom readiness for children. It integrates multi- sensory thematic instructions that follow four approaches: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic and Tactile (VAKT). The approach is that children learn better if they are taught using more than one sense. It can enhance one's memory and ability to learn; particularly for kids who learn and think differently.
It is a structured program and a daily schedule is followed to make sure children get used to following a certain routine so that their transition to kindergarten is seamless.
3 days or 5 days per week (9am-12pm)
If your child is 2yrs old without prior drop-off experience, he/she may start with 2 days per week to get acquainted with drop-off programs.
Children DO NOT have to be potty trained for this program.
*Please note, the play space area is separate from Toddler & Pre K prep classrooms.
All preschool activities occur in our classrooms. The classrooms are locked while school is in session
Separate bathroom for preschool kids
We are a licensed facility (Licensed by Dept. of Children and Families, New Jersey)
Eligible for childcare tax deduction
· Early writing skills
· Early math skills
· Emergent reading skills
· Color & shape recognition
· Letter & sound recognition
· Physical & motor skills
· Observations of scientific law
· Acclimation to classroom settings
· Steam based activities
Classroom Readiness / Basic Skillsets
· Physical & Motor development
· Cognitive & Language development
· Reading Readiness
· Sensory Processing
· Social & Emotional development
· Visual & Spatial Perception
· Oral Motor development
· Fine & Gross motor development
Sharing, Listening, Co-operating, Able to complete multistep
Making eye contact, respecting personal space, following directions, team play, encourage curiosity
Early Writing Skills
Using Playdoh, beads, pipe cleaners, lacing
Pencil/color grip, print their first name, cutting practice
Early Math Skills
Learning to count recognizing numbers
Learning the proper sequencing of numbers, counting with figures and shapes.
Emergent Reading Skills
Express emotion, able to turn pages of a book, says several single words or two words, recognizes letter sounds
Starting to speak in full sentences, use of pronouns, connects letters to sight words, able to have a conversation
Color & Shape Recognition
Primary and secondary colors, naming colors, ability to sort by color. Define and name basic shapes helps understand other signs and symbols.
Notice color and how it separates from shape, coloring in the lines. Match, identify and name, helps identify and organize visual information.
Letter & Sound Recognition
Naming letters, touch and learn letters, letters of their first name. Appropriate sounds for each letter symbol / phonics.
Recognizing lower/upper case letters, alphabet, & letter formation. Speech sounds can be connected to others.