River School joined the Bright Horizons® family in 2016 and remains one of New York and New Jersey’s most dependable early childhood education programs.We know preschoolers are ready to take chances and experiment with new things. With our teachers’ support, these inquisitive young minds will tackle new challenges and advance the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond — and fully experience the joys of childhood.
Our PhilosophyOur classrooms are led by highly qualified educators who guide children through developmentally appropriate activities, while also offering flexibility to meet each child’s individual needs.The child-driven curriculum encourages a love of learning, with daily lessons that relate to the children’s interests and build on each child’s natural sense of joy and wonder. Through creativity and imagination, children achieve their greatest potential and are ready to meet the challenges ahead.
Our TeachersOur carefully crafted, age-appropriate programs encourage happy and confident children, and our weekly lesson plans target academic skills in a fun and creative way. During daily Center Time, children are introduced to literacy, math or science, art, and fine motor skills through hands-on educational activities
Infant and Toddler TeachersThe Infant and Toddler staff at River School is made up of a caring, passionate, talented group of educators. In each classroom, you’ll find one Head Teacher, one Lead Teacher and two Assistant Teachers. At minimum, each Head Teacher holds an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in education.
Our teachers collaborate to create nurturing, joyful, and stimulating classrooms that meet the specific needs of this young age group. They work together to plan age-appropriate activities while also considering each child’s unique needs, interests, and level of development.