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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
Early Childhood Supervisor &
OECC Building Administrator 

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


    Monday, January 26th, The District will close at 12:30PM due to the inclement weather predicted. Please pick up all students by 12:30 PM.

    The District will also be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 27th for a SNOW DAY. The District will amend this closing if the predicted snowfall changes.
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  • January 19, 2015 - Martin Luther King's Birthday (District Closed)


    January 29, 2015, early dismissal - 12:30 pm (District Professional Development Day)


    February 16-20, 2015 Winter Recess, District Closed 

    February 23, early dismissal - 2:30pm (Department Mtgs)




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  • Openings still available for the current 2014-2015 school year


    • Must be 3 or 4 years old by October 1, 2014 
    • Must be resident of Orange Township
    • Original Birth Certificate
    • Child's Immunization Record
    • Current Lease or Mortgage Statement
    • 2 Proofs of Residency (PSE&G bill, telephone or cable bill, NO CELLPHONE BILLS)
    • Picture ID

    If you are living with a friend or relative, you must be included in their lease agreement. Notarized letters stating your rent a room/apartment/house will not be accepted.

    Registration Dates:
    TUESDAYS -- JANUARY 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th,
    TUESDAYS -- FEBRUARY 3rd, 10th, 24th 
    Registration Times:
    10:00am - 1:00pm (last sign-in at 12:30pm)
    Registration Location:
    OECC - 397 Park Avenue, Orange, NJ 
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