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Paramus School District

Early Childhood Center

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Check this page often for up-to-date information on our 2024–2025 registration!

Paramus Early Childhood Center 2024–2025 Registration Information

The Early Childhood Center 2024–2025 registration opens on Friday, February 9 at 9:30 a.m. for Paramus residents only. Registration is done on the Community Pass platform.

You may access additional details regarding the program, registration information, and Frequently Asked Questions at the website link below.

If you have additional questions after visiting the website link, please email Ms. Rafferty. Please note, Ms. Rafferty will be out of the office until January 23.

Paramus Early Childhood Center History and Philosophy

Since 1973, when Dr. Ben Barbarosh established the Paramus Early Childhood Center, we have strived to create and maintain an atmosphere in which children feel valued and respected. In a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment, we encourage the development of self-confidence, self-respect, and the joy of learning.

Since its inception, the ECC program at Paramus High School has integrated with the high school child development classes. The child development high school students balance each week between the child development classroom, where they learn theory, and the ECC, where they put that theory into practice through hands-on learning with the children. This multi-age concept supports learning for both the preschoolers and the high school students.

The ECC has expanded to include a program for three-year-old preschoolers, which has four classrooms and a playground facility located in the ECC wing of Paramus High School. The Parkway Elementary School four-year-old preschool program has four classrooms and playground facilities.