Palisades Preschool & Kindergarten

Fort Lee, NJ

Our Philosophy

Learning is a way of life.  For every child it is as natural as the need to eat and sleep. Here at Palisades, we continue to provide your child with a stimulating atmosphere in which the learning equipment that they are born with may be allowed to flourish in an environment offering realistic goals and appropriate challenges.

Our schools, with admiration and respect, have incorporated some of the best ideas from the world renowned “Bank Street School” in New York City, and at present, incorporating many of the learning techniques used in the “Reggio Emilia” classrooms originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Our main goal is to provide meaningful, integrated, and humanistic approaches to learning and education. We feel that we have accomplished this successfully.

Young children learn through play and by actually using all of their senses to explore and discover. Natural learners, they are curious about the world around them. Activities that encourage gross and fine motor skills are part of our children’s daily experiences. We encourage children to vocalize their feelings, to use words to express themselves whenever possible, and to promote play and respect for one another.

We offer each of our children a safe, secure, and developmentally appropriate environment that stimulates creativity and fosters intellectual growth. New scientific research indicates the intellectual life of a child cannot be separated from the other areas of development. Social, emotional and physical growth is integral to the young child’s ability to learn.