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Mountain Lakes Country
Day School
356 Route 46 East
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Phone: 973-983-9831

Fax: 973-983-0725

Business Hours

7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


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pre-K Program

At 4 years of age, children can enroll in our Pre-K program.  Pre-K offers hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum for four to five year olds. We offer a well-rounded variety of independent, individual and group learning times.  All children will experience opportunities such as socialization, reading, math, experimental science, arts & crafts, cooking, multicultural experiences, stories, songs, music activities, outdoor play and computers.

Through hands-on large and small group activities, children will develop strong academic skills in the areas of math, problem solving, beginning reading, writing, self-confidence, respect for others and leadership.     


 A typical day in our Pre-K Program:

  • 7:00-9:00 Arrival/Free Exploration/Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:20 Large Group/Circle Time
  • 9:20-10:20 Free Exploration/Snack
  • 10:20-10:50 Small Group (Journal, group activities)
  • 10:50-11:00 Read-aloud
  • 11:00-12:00 Outdoor play
  • 12:00-12:40 Hand Washing/Lunch
  • 12:40-1:00 Quiet discussion (Poem or feelings)
  • 1:00-3:30 Outdoor play/Indoor small group activities
  • 3:30-3:50 Afternoon Snack
  • 3:50- 4:00 Read-aloud
  • 4:00-6:00 Free exploration/Small group games/Computers