The first years of a child's life is the most critical period of development. This is the stage when children start to act independently, socially, and inquisitively. Our aim is to nurture these qualities, teaching safe ways to satiate their curiosity.
As nurturing parents based on Christian faith, our teachers and directors aspire to smooth the students' transition to higher grades, building the confidence necessary to succeed. Through a loving and understanding environment, we prepare him or her to face the more demanding intellectual and social aspects of elementary school. Immediately before academic preparation, we prioritize reinforcing a child's character through Jesus' teachings, love, and understanding.
We Nurture by providing opportunities for children to grow in a healthy and safe environment. Nurturing includes providing space and materials for fine and gross motor development and a loving and secure atmosphere for emotional and mental growth. We provide important stimulation and challenges so that they may gain physical autonomy, mental preeminence, and emotional stability.
We Educate with the understanding that each individual is a creature made in God’s image. We treat each child as a complete person and acknowledge and encourage individual uniqueness. We focus on the process in learning whereby the children learn through exploration and discovery. We understand that the most effective education is modeling and we act as the role models that the children can imitate. We teach all knowledge in light of God’s truth.
We Witness by teaching the children God’s word. We guide them to build and understand a personal relationship with God. We help them worship God and find theocentric ethics and values. Christian witness is not only an idea but a lifestyle. When implemented through experienced role models, children, too, may in turn be witnesses.
The decision of choosing the most appropriate preschool for your child and your family is an important one. We invite you to visit the Registration page to learn more about our policies and the information required in applying to our school.
We encourage you to discover how we can assist your family in educating your child based on Jesus' teachings. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour.
Teachers are the first-hand environment to children in preschool, therefore, we believe they are the most valuable assets in any school. The most important characteristic in teachers is their love and understanding of children, a prerequisite for employment at our facility.
The State of New Jersey does not require each lead teacher to be certified; however, we ensure that our all of our lead teachers are either certified or qualified to receive head-teacher certification.
Most of our assistant teachers also have baccalaureate degrees in many different fields including early childhood education. More importantly, they have an understanding of developmental stages in early childhood through their personal experiences of teaching and/or rearing their own child(ren).
N.E.W.C.A. provides lunch freshly prepared from its own kitchen with on-premise cooks.
Nutritious and healthy menus for young children are carefully chosen to meet and exceed NJ’s nutritional requirements. Monthly menus are distributed at the beginning of each month and can also be found in the link below.
We teach children to obey God’s Word and build personal relationships with Him. We hold chapel every Friday with all the children and staff together, singing and listening to Bible stories. We teach them to pray before each meal and snack with a song. We do not have Bible study in our curriculum, but we teach biblical meaning of holidays in class while introducing some cultural activities.
N.E.W. Christian Academy believes that children can become fluently bilingual if the right method is applied at the right time. Since most of our students are raised in bi-cultural environments, they have the advantage of exposure to multiple languages. We help children develop their first tongue (for most, Korean) for the first 2 to 3 years. Then, we introduce English slowly and reinforce their Korean. By Kindergarten, they should be fluent in both languages.