Neighborhood House Nursery School (NHNS) is operated by the Neighborhood Association, a non-profit, community-based organization. Opened in 1920 and located in a charming Victorian house just one block from Taylor Park, the NHNS provides a home away from home environment where children learn to love the process of learning and discovery. NHNS also creates a unique opportunity to connect learning to our natural environment with the use of our garden area. The pre-school program is open to children of parents who live or work in Millburn/Short Hills and the surrounding communities. Our staff works diligently to prepare each child for the transition to elementary school through fostering confidence, self-awareness and the ability to connect all learning to the world in which we live.
Our school provides the kind of environment and varied "hands-on" experiences that will allow your child to:
News and Events
April is a busy month at the Neighborhood House. We are looking forward to warmer weather and to our children getting back out into the garden. The children will be planting seeds and mulching the garden paths. They will also celebrate Earth Day with some Earth-friendly gardening projects. Finally, we will visit the Millburn Senior Citizens on Friday, April 20 to play bingo. This program is made possible through a grant from the United Way of Northern New Jersey. We bring together our preschoolers, high school seniors and the Millburn Senior Citizens to play bingo.
We are also excited to share that the Neighborhood House Nursery School is voluntarily a member of the Grow New Jersey Kids Program (GNJK). GNJK is New Jersey's State wide effort to improve early childhood education across the board whether a school is private or public. The key phrase to remember is continuous improvement.
As part of this effort, we are in the beginning stages of adopting Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies. This is a research-based curriculum that has existed for more than 30 years and is used both nationally and internationally. It has a play-based focus that matches the Neighborhood House philosophy of play as a child’s “work”. It also focuses on developmentally appropriate and best practices. According to the creators, Teaching Strategies, “It is based on 38 objectives for development and learning that are predictive of school success and aligned with state standards.” Objectives fall into nine categories, such as social/emotional, physical, language, math, etc.
At the heart of Creative Curriculum, is the use of studies. A study is an in-depth investigation of a topic. A study begins with what children know about a topic, what they want to learn about a topic and then moves onto a series of hands-on activities where children explore a topic first hand. The study wraps up with a summary of what was learned over a period of time.
Registration for 2018-2019
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. Note: Registration is on a first come, first served basis and is is open to children who live in Millburn and surrounding communities. Please see the Enrollment tab for more information.
Registration for Summer Camp 2018
Registration for the Neighborhood House Summer Camp 2018 program is now open. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and is is open to children who live in Millburn and surrounding communities. Please see the Summer Camp tab for more information.
For more information on specifics, please contact Jennifer Langan, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-376-0739.
Neighborhood House Nursery School
12 Taylor Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
12 Taylor Street
Millburn, NJ 07041