Orange Early Childhood Center 
Welcome to the OECC

“Building the Future…..One Child at a Time”

397 Park Avenue   

Orange, NJ 07050

973-677-4000 ext. 1920 or 1903

Jacquelyn Blanton
Principal of Early Childhood 
Mothers Day
Orange Early Childhood Center


Mission Statement


It is the intent of the Early Childhood Department to provide a quality educational opportunity for all children ages three and four living in the City of Orange.  Our goal is to maximize their individual cognitive, physical, and social/emotional potential by utilizing a developmentally appropriate approach to learning that is supported by a comprehensive research-based curriculum and the NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards.

Shared Beliefs

 ·        All children will have an equal opportunity to develop personally (i.e. culturally and linguistically) through a quality preschool educational experience

 ·        All children will be provided with a quality educational environment that promotes his/her cognitive, social, and emotional growth

 ·        All children come to school with a special gift and something to offer; it is the responsibility of caring adults to accept, acknowledge and support them while nurturing their gifts in a warm and respectful quality learning environment

 ·        A developmental approach to preschool education supported by a comprehensive research-based curriculum provides educational opportunities that allow for success in life

 ·        Effective preschool programs have an effect not only on the preschooler but on the community as well.  It has the potential to positively alter the lives of families and the community at large


Orange Parent Academy




  • Kindergarten Orientation is held at your Kindergarten School every year.

    It is mandatory for a Parent/Guardian of a CURRENT preschool student that will be attending kindergarten for the 2017-2018 SY to attend their school's K-Orietation.

    Kindergarten Orientation Dates:

    • Lincoln Avenue School -        May 5, 2017 at 9:30am
    • Heywood Avenue School -     May 18, 2017 at 9:30am
    • Park Avenue School -           May 19, 2017 at 9:00am
    • Forest Street School -           May 25, 2017 at 9:00am
    • Rosa Parks C.S. -                 May 26, 2017 at 9:00am
    • Oakwood Avenue C.S. -        June 1, 2017 10:00am
    • Cleveland Street School -      June 2, 2017 at 9:00am

    If your child is a current preschool student and you do not know what kindergarten school he/she will be attending in Septemeber, please contact your school to inquire.

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