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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
Principal of Early Childhood 


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






    • 3 or 4 years old by 10/01/16 
    • Must be 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


    DECEMBER 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm Last Sign in: 12:30pm

    JANUARY 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm Last Sign in: 12:30pm

    FEBRUARY 7th, 14th, and 28th, 2017 10:00am 1:00pm Last Sign in: 12:30pm


    397 Park Avenue, Orange, NJ

    973-677-4000, ext. 1904 or 1918


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    December 1st- Concert for Peace 6pm @RPCS

    December 3rd- Parent Town Hall Meeting 10am-12pm @Scholars Academy

    December 5th- Beyond Measures screening and discussion of film 6-8:30pm @OPA

    December 8th, 9th, 10th- Fall Play "The Odd Couple" @OPA. 7pm shows on the 8th/9th. 2pm show on the 10th

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