Martine and LaGrande Ave.
PO Box 69
Fanwood, NJ 07023
Phone-- (908) 889-4405
Fax-- (908) 889-5388
The purpose of the school is to provide a Christian context in which children can experience and learn of God's love for them, for their classmates, and for the world in which they live. Believing that each child is special, our group and individual activities are designed to help each child develop skills according to his or her own rate of social and emotional growth. Positive feelings about self and others are encouraged by an experienced and caring staff.
Westminster Preschool was established in 1995 by the Fanwood Presbyterian Church as part of its ministry to the greater community it presently serves. The school is under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Bantz. Mrs. Bantz holds a B.A. degree in early childhood education. The preschool occupies rooms in the Education Building of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, located at Martine and LaGrande Avenue in Fanwood. Bright classrooms and a large indoor gym provide an inviting environment for learning to take place.
Our Program Westminster Preschool is for children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 4 years old. There is a 2 day program for our 3 minus classes, a 2 or 3 day program for our 3 year olds and a 3, 4 or 5 day program for our 4 year olds. Our program is designed to make young children feel secure and self confident. We provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum within a Christian context. Children will develop socialization skills as they interact with other children. Kindergarten readiness skills are also emphasized especially in our 4 year old program. Physical education, arts and crafts, music, science, cooking, snack time, play time and story time are an integral part of the school day.
We use the Handwriting Without Tears program for our 3 and 4 year olds.
Bright Minds Enrichment Program at Westminster Preschool
Bright Minds is a Literature Based Program that incorporates all areas of the curriculum. The program will strengthen student's academic skills, as well as enhance their love of reading. Kim Slifer and Lisa Alchus, both former kindergarten teachers, teach this program. Bright Minds is offered before or after your child's preschool class to extend his/ her day.
Please call or email Nancy Bantz at Westminster Preschool for more information and how to register.
(908) 889-4405 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
4 Plus Class, "4"s and More"
We are delighted to announce the formation of a 4 PLUS CLASS at Westminster Preschool. This class is carefully designed for the child eligible for kindergarten, yet desiring the "extra growing year" before beginning a kindergarten program. Also included, will be children on the older side, (fall/winter birthdays) again, in need of a higher level of instruction. The class is offered Monday through Friday, from 12:00 - 2:30 in the afternoon. A state certified teacher and assistant will be leading this class of 9 students. Please call for further information (908-889-4405), to schedule a tour, or to register your child TODAY!!!
Hours of Operation
Westminster Preschool begins in September and runs thru the beginning of June. Morning sessions meet from 9-11:30am and afternoon sessions meet 12:00 - 2:30pm. To extend the school day, Lunch Bunch is offered.
For the 2017-2018 school year the tuition is as follows:
2 day program $230/per month
3 day program $275/per month
4 day program $305/per month
5 day program $340/per month
- Please note 3 year old children may attend both the 2 and 3 day program, giving them a 5 day option.
Our Registation Schedule is as follows:
We have on-going Open enrollment. Stop by any time during school hours to arrange a tour and/or to register. Enrollment continues until spaces are filled. September tuition, an $80.00 non-refundable fee and $12 .00 for a Westminster tote bag are due at registration. Please contact the director, Nancy Bantz at (908) 889-4405, or Westminster5@verizon.net, with any questions or to arrange for a tour of the preschool! We would love to have you with us!
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