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Launching Your Child for Educational Success - Preschool in Summit, NJ

Oak Knoll’s Little Acorns Pre-K is not just any pre-K, it’s a “high quality” pre-K program. That means we have strong, qualified teachers; we teach to the whole child, including academic, social-emotional, and physical development; we provide one-on-one instruction, and we’re a full-day program, which is demonstrated to improve how children perform in assessments of vocabulary, literacy, math and more.

Oak Knoll celebrates the rich diversity within our community and fosters an atmosphere of inclusion. Students are excited to be active participants in their class and in their community and learn to collaborate respectfully with others. Students learn in a nurturing preschool environment that inspires them to approach each new challenge with a joyful spirit.

Our Curriculum

Our pre-kindergarten curriculum is designed with the awareness of each child as a unique and intrinsically motivated learner. Pre-K students experience guided as well as self-directed learning in the areas of:

  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Culture studies
  • Science
  • Religion
  • World Language

The curriculum is enriched with in-class centers, which children can choose to explore as their natural curiosity inspires them. The pre-kindergarten curriculum is enriched by a selection of specialty classes woven into the daily program including music (vocal and instrumental), drama, art, physical education, world languages, creative movement, and technology. Weekly visits to the Lower School Library allow for preschool children to select books on subjects of their own interest as well as those connected to units of study.

Is Your Child Ready for Pre-K?

Please fill out this form to download our free Preschool Readiness Checklist or to speak to admissions.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are five main ways in which Oak Knoll’s Little Acorns coeducational preschool program differentiates itself from the preschool pack:

  1. Self-Directed Learning
  2. Guided Instruction with Differentiation
  3. Self-Discovery & Exploration
  4. Faith-Based Learning
  5. Social-Emotional Learning

Read more about Oak Knoll’s differentiators.

Children must be 4 years old by September 1.

Students applying to pre-K must attend a pre-K playgroup. Please see here for more details on the application process or here to apply now!