Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center is the first step in each child's journey in Washington Township Public Schools. This unique campus provides a safe and nurturing environment for all children to grow and to learn.
The Early Childhood Center is home to Washington Township's full-day preschool program. The program includes a disabled preschool program and an integrated preschool program funded by NJ's PEA grant. Children in need of special services attend full-day classes with a special emphasis on language development. Speech specialists integrate language activities in the classroom and are an integral part of the daily program. Physical therapy and occupational therapy are offered in accordance with each child's individual educational program.
The full day integrated preschool program incorporates the Creative Curriculum. Three and four-year-old children learn about different themes monthly through hands-on play and participate in daily gross motor time.
Many opportunities for parent involvement occur throughout the year. From Back to School night, SuperHero Strong Mind, Strong Bodies parent/child interactive workshops, Read Across America in the winter, Fun Day, and the Spring Bunny, parent volunteers are always welcome at Grenloch. Partnerships with Rowan University, Gloucester County College , MUA, and Parks and Recreation bring extra help and guest speakers to the classroom and the library. Our fire department provides assembly for safety, and local farm markets provide opportunities for trips. Truly, the Grenloch experience brings our community, teachers, parents and students together to share in many different learning experiences!
It is our desire at Grenloch to capture the natural excitement our young students have for learning and to entice children into a lifelong journey of learning!