Sunshine Garden Learning Center

This program is a full day Montessori based program open to our young residents ages 3 & 4 and not entering kindergarten. Licensed by the State of New Jersey, registration begins in March for the upcoming school year; acceptance into the program is competitive. Spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis. This program is extremely popular and fills quickly. On rare occasions, there are openings in this programs after initial registration is complete and residents will be accepted during the school year. All children must be the required age by October 1 of the school year and toilet trained. Program hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an early drop off at 8 a.m. An after-care component from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. is available for an additional fee. Our Program operates from September to June and observes all Municipal and Teaneck school holidays, vacations, and snow days. All children are required to wear uniforms which are the responsibility of the parents. The mission of our program is to nurture self-esteem while stimulating the physical, emotional and intellectual development of the students through multi-sensory activities.

Activities such as art, music, social studies, housekeeping, and life experiences enable the process of learning to be our main focus.  For the optimal learning experience we encourage, when possible, two years of participation in our program starting at the age of three years.

Registration began in April 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year and is available in-person or online at DaySmart. Registration continues throughout the year if openings in the program. 

There is an initial application fee for each child of $25.00.  These application fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable. Once accepted into the program, monthly fee of $425 ($575 with after care) for the first child and $325 ($450 with after care) for siblings are due on scheduled dates.

Parents who would like to observe the program are welcomed to do so. To schedule an appointment please call (201) 837-7130, ext.1, between the hours of  9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

To download the current application, click here.