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 
 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




  • Requirements for Preschool Registration 2015:

    • 3 or 4 years old by 10/01/15
    • Must be a resident of Orange Township
    • Original Birth Certificate
    • Child's Immunization Record
    • Current Lease or Mortgage Statement
    • 2 Additional Proofs of Residency (i.e. PSE&G bill, telephone or cable bill, NO CELL PHONE BILLS ACCEPTED)
    • Picture ID of the Parent


    September 15th, 22nd, 29th 

    October 6th, 20th, 27th

    November 10th, 17th, 24th 

    December 1st, 8th, 15th 

    Location: 397 Park Avenue, Orange, NJ

    973-677-4000 etx. 1904 or 1918

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