My name is Tara Fernandez and I have been a Preschool teacher for 13 years, so I am no stranger to the preschool environment. I have also taught first grade in Orange for 4 years but I missed teaching preschool students so I returned.   I studied at William Paterson University where I receieved my BA in pyschology and my Early Childhood P-3 certification.

               I am filled with energy, fun loving and ready to teach and learn from your children.   I think that teaching is the most rewarding job that a person can choose to do.  I am a caring and compassionate person who loves children.  For that reason, I will give my all to ensure that that your child’s learning experience here at the Orange Early Childhood Center is a positive one with lasting effects.   I look forward to working with parents, children and family members to make this school year a magnificent experience.


    Hello Parents,

              My name is Danita Puryear. I am the paraprofessional in your child class. This is my 22nd year being a preschool paraprofessional. I have 3 children of my own and working with children is a passion of mine.

               This school year is sure to be filled with a lot of exciting and fun learning I am very excited about working here at the Orange Early Childhood Center, working with and meeting new people, and meeting with new people and teaching your children. But most of all I am looking forward to working together to create and maintain a successful school year.

    Important contact  information for OECC

    Ms. Cobb -Front Desk/Security-973-677-4500 Ext.1920
    Ms. Gloria Guzzo-Administrative Assistant-973-677-4500 Ext.1903
    Ms. Ramos- School Counselor-973-677-4500 Ext. 1918
    Nurse Maria- 973-677-4500 Ext.1906