CPNS is a non-profit Christian preschool founded in 1984 by the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury. Our history is outlined here. Our Nursery School is administered by a nine member Board comprised of Church Members and other individuals from the surrounding area with backgrounds in personnel, finance, education and administration.
While we are not a cooperative school and do not require parents to contribute hours of service, we do offer many opportunities for parents to participate in their child’s nursery school experience. Our parents are encouraged to share their experiences, ideas and feelings. To find more information about our school philosophy and curriculum, click here.
CPNS is state licensed by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services and holds professional membership in the New Jersey Education Association and the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We believe each child comes to us with God given gifts and talents. God has created each child ² with love and unique qualities
We are committed to affirm each child’s special gifts and help each child grow developmentally in an environment bounded by Christian love and caring.
It is our school’s goal to develop happy, adjusted, secure individuals in a climate freedom, but with discipline, affection and positive reinforcement.
Programming for the 20-21 school year has changed due to Office of Licensing COVID-19 regulations. Please review our Registration Form for information about this year’s programming.
Any child who is 2 years old by April 15st may enter our 2 ½ year old program.
Any child who will be enrolled in kindergarten in two years is eligible for our 3-year-old program. Any child who will be enrolled in kindergarten in one year is eligible for our 4-year-old program.
Parents may decide to extend and enhance the child’s day with an Enrichment Class that suits the student’s interests. Most of the Enrichment Classes can extend a child’s day or add an additional day of class experience.
Priority for admission shall be as follows:
- Currently enrolled students
- Children of members of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury and/or siblings of currently enrolled students or siblings of alumni
- All others.
All 3 and 4 year old program students must be toilet trained.
Morning sessions are 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Lunch Bunch is from 11:30 to 12:20
Afternoon sessions are 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m