Curriculum

Inspiring Programs with an Engaging Curriculum

At the Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning, we believe that a hands-on approach to learning is the backbone for an engaging curriculum that excites little ones to grow and develop. Our age-appropriate curriculum integrates academic, emotional, physical and social learning that are tailored to each specific age group. Through these lessons, children become immersed in a diverse range of topics, such as:

  • Reading & Language Arts
  • Science & Environmental Studies
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Manipulative Skills
  • Dramatic Play
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Our preschool program in East Rutherford prepares children for kindergarten and beyond with foundational lessons that are complimentary to a child’s natural tendency – play. Let’s explore how different age groups learn differently in the Mara Center.

Infant Day Care & Learning

Introductory Soft Play & Movement

Our infant nurturing program is a “home away from home” that features individual cribs and a schedules for each child. We create an inviting environment that allows them to feel comfortable and adjusted to this new experience. Our infant rooms are equipped with rockers, swings, exersaucers, bottle warmers, soft toys and books to soothe and stimulate infants.

Your baby’s first year is one of wonder and excitement. We understand how important it is to be involved with the many milestones they’ll reach. At the Mara Center, our experienced directors, teachers will be there for you to answer all your questions and concerns along the way. We’ll provide you with daily electric reports and real time updates for events like diaper changes, meals, naps, milestones, and any other specific requests you may have - like how they’re doing with solid foods for example. With clear and consistent communication, parents will always be informed about how your infant is doing.

Toddler Learning Centers

Ready, Set, Explore!

We help inquisitive toddlers to thrive by providing a safe and secure environment for them to play and explore through active learning. Our engaging curriculum encourages children to make discoveries about themselves, their abilities, and the world around them. Our spacious, modern classroom offer an array of learning centers that promote curiosity and develop self-confidence.

Interactive learning centers introduce early education skills through playful activities that resonate deeply for kids because they’re not just educational, they’re fun! Children at the Mara Center, your toddler will participate in a diverse variety of stimulating learning activities that introduce early math skills (colors, matching, sorting), foster language and vocabulary development, and promote social skills. Our teachers also encourage self-expression through music, dance and dramatic play activities. Using play to engage each child has been proven to excel their learning abilities and prepare for the next level – Pre-K.

Preschool Learning Centers

You’re a Big Kid Now!

Our pre-kindergarten curriculum utilizes a learning-center based program with a focus on small group activities and collaboration. Our child:teacher ratio exceeds NJ standards, which provides preschoolers with the focused attention needed to encourage strong foundational learning behaviors that will create a positive learning experience.

Our reading, language arts, math, science, and dramatic play learning centers are designed with the future in mind. We work actively with children and parents to provide them with key educational foundations that will help to excel in kindergarten and beyond!