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Proud parents.
School ready superstars.

Kidville University (KVU) is our drop-off program for 2's and 3's that gives you and your little one a positive first school experience!
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Ready to separate?

We provide a caring lap for your little one as they separate for the very first time. We meet each child where they are and facilitate a gentle process tailored to the needs of each family.

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Gain independence.

Our classroom provides unique opportunities for little ones to gain independence and confidence through play centers, rotating activities, and a familiar structured routine.

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Mark milestones.

Parents stay in the know through ongoing communication, privately shared photo albums, parent information sessions and events, and newsletters from day one to graduation day!

See inside our program.

The KVU Experience

Explore what sets us apart.

Gentle separation

Separating for the first time? Our separation process is thoughtfully tailored to the unique needs of each and every family as well as the class as a whole. We know how hard this is for you as a parent – we provide ongoing communication, hand holding, and lots of hugs for you and your little one along the way.

1:4 teacher ratio

A 1:4 teacher/child ratio ensures little ones benefit from individualized attention during the separation process and beyond. Trusting relationships are carefully built during their first transitions to an independent classroom through teacher-guided exploration.

Emergent curriculum

Emergent curriculum is dynamic by nature as it caters to the classroom’s interests in real time. This offers meaningful experiences that are instantly relevant – our observant and interactive teachers build activities and centers around the kids’ curiosities.

Consistent routine

A predictable routine and daily structure lays the foundation for kids and their grown up(s) to develop security and know what to expect. We also know how important it is for parents to stay in the loop on what their child is learning. We provide ongoing communication with parents through newsletters, progress reports, and access to our private photo sharing app!

The KVU Series

Programs to prepare your little one for their journey to preschool.
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(2-3s and 3-4s program)

Social pre-school alternative program offering children a positive first school experience. Teachers serve as guides for parents and children during a gradual and individualized separation process.

Don't just take our word for it.

Hear directly from our KVU families.

My daughter feels like Kidville is 'her' school - you can tell the minute she walks in the door that it is a place she loves to be!

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My child loves the teachers and school! They are really great with informing me how he did each day. It is clear how much they truly care about us.

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It is Reagan's first preschool experience and she looks forward to school each day and loves telling us about her teachers and friends.

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We love the play based nature of the program. My daughter is developing a love for being with other kids and making friends which is amazing to watch.

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I love seeing my son thrive on his own. He has never been away from me so seeing him participate in arts, music, and gym is wonderful!

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You've got questions.

We've got answers.

No application is needed to enroll in our program! We do recommend scheduling a tour to see the space, ask questions, and review the program details but that's completely up to you.

While we know flexibility is the name of the game, to get the most out of the program and for the benefit of all the children in class, we encourage you to start in September, but we do allow for enrollment throughout the year if there is space available.

We recommend full school year enrollment to guarantee your kiddo’s spot in the same day and time all year, but you can certainly join for the period of time you want, pending availability.

Nope! All of our teachers are trained and prepared to change diapers.

A light snack is provided by us (goldfish, cheerios, pretzels, ritz crackers, etc). Rest assured that we’re an allergy aware facility.

Absolutely! We just ask that you connect with the program director who can check on any allergies in the classroom and provide guidance on goodies to bring.

While there are no make-ups for absences, we do offer make-ups in our 45-minute enrichment classes for any dates we are closed for holidays.

Since all tuition is paid monthly, rather than in full, all payments are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made 30 days in advance, excluding any Montclair district-wide school closures.