Orange Early Childhood Center

397 Park Avenue, Orange, NJ 07050

Welcome to the Orange Early Childhood Center

    J Blanton
    Jacquelyn Blanton, Ed.D.
    Principal of Early Childhood 
    OECC Pandemic Team Members 2020-2021:
    Jacquelyn Blanton
    Karen Machuca
    Dr. Cayce Cummins
    Kim Barnes
    Dr. Kim Honnick
    Jackie Fox
    Tara Fernandez
    Kusum Jethwa
    Susan Morales
    Linda Vicci
    Maria DeFalco
    Iris Ramos
    Abisola Oshuntolu
    Denise Davis
    Julia Jasper
    Welcome to the Orange Early Childhood Center

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

    397 Park Avenue   

    Orange, NJ 07050

    Tel: 973-677-4000 ext. 1920 or 1903

    Fax: 973-395-8958


    OECC would like to CONGRATULATE our Governor Educator of the Year (GEOY) Nominees: 
    Ms. Brenda Andress (Teacher)
    Ms. Semoni Jackson (Paraprofessional)
    Your school community is very proud of both of you!!!
    Please check back with us in the new year to see when the Virtual Registration Portal will be open again.
    You can click on the link below to get more information on the process to register your child online and to gather all the required documents needed.
    Any questions or concerns, please email the virtual preschool registration team at:

    Make sure you ask your classroom teacher about CLASSDOJO
    "ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities"
    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


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