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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 2023–2024 registration!

Paramus Early Childhood Center 2023–2024 Registration Information

The registration link will be live at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023. Registration starting on January 30 is for Paramus Residents ONLY. Out-of-district registrations will be accepted as of March 1, 2023. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of registration. Once you receive a confirmation of registration, Ms. Rafferty will email you with the registration forms. Tuition is $847.30/month. The first tuition payment is due on August 15, 2023. The Early Childhood Center follows the Paramus School District academic calendar.

Three year-old program: Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the ECC at Paramus High School.
Four year-old program: Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the ECC at Parkway Elementary School.
All students must attain the age of three or four years old on or before October 1, 2023, and must be potty trained.

  • Fully staffed by NJ preschool certified teachers
  • Small group and individualized instruction
  • Creativity, curiosity, self-direction, and confidence are the focus of the program
  • Classes in art, music, library, dance, etc.
  • Preschool-designed classroom facilities with a private, fenced, age-appropriate playground

For additional information, please email Ms. Rafferty, the ECC secretary, or call her at (201) 261-7800, ext. 3062.

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.