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


  • OECC

    Men's Warm Clothing Drive
     Date: Donations must be in by December 18th, 2014
    Drop off Location: OECC 397 Park Avenue, 2nd fl., room# 22 
    It is the Season Of Giving!! 

    We will be collecting men's hats, gloves, and socks for the men who attend meals at the soup kitchen at Our Lady of the Valley Church.  The Early Childhood Department has been doing this for several years now and the people at the soup kitchen look forward to our donation.  They use our contributions as holiday gifts for the men.  The people running the soup kitchen are all volunteers and they are there everyday cooking and serving meals.  (Some of the volunteers are retired teachers!)  Many of the men who go there for meals are homeless.  A pair of warm socks, or gloves, or a hat is a much appreciated gift.

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    Date: December 2nd through December 9th, 2014
    Time: Mornings, 8:30 am - 9:30am / Afternoons, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Location: OECC, 397 Park Avenue, Front Lobby 


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  • December 15th, early dismissal 2:30 pm (Departmental Meetings)


    December 23rd, early dismissal 12:30 pm


    December 24, - January 2, 2015, the district will be closed 

    January 5th, 2015, District reopens 



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