Apples and Books Learning Center's mission is to serve the community by offering exceptionally high quality childcare and early childhood education with flexible programs designed to nurture the growing child in a clean, safe and loving environment. Apples and Books Learning Center opened February of 1995 and is family owned and managed.
Our services include infant care through Pre-K/Kindergarten-Prep, before and after school care for kindergarteners through 5th graders, and a full day summer program. We serve homemade meals.
All classes have age appropriate curriculum including daily Bible stories from the old and new testament mainly to promote good moral values and social interaction.
All teachers lead a short prayer before meals to promote being thankful for our food.
Our school philosophy is that each child is unique and develops at their own individual timing, learning should be fun and in an environment where each child can develop completely, positive guidance is most effective and used by our teachers to praise acceptable behavior and finally, we are here to support and strengthen the family.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Enrollment: 130 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,036
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Apples & Books Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
130 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
57%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Apples & Books Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Vanessa Carey

School Notes

  • You Matter Most to Us - You're the reason why we're here. Your concerns are our concerns. Your child's needs are our primary focus. Our ears are always ready to listen to you!
  • A Positive Influence - Our program teaches your child good moral values with a focus on manners and respect.
  • Clean, Safe and Loving Environment - Your child will attend a school that is well maintained and consistently follows state childcare regulations while receiving tender care from our loving staff.
  • Certified Teachers - Our professional staff provides your child with their experience and education in early childhood development.
  • Homemade, Nutritious and Well-Balanced Meals - Prepared fresh daily for your child. We understand the importance of healthy meals for the growing child.
  • Family Owned and Operated - With over 13 years of experience, our school strives to have the highest reputation in the community. Our school's reputation is our family's reputation.
  • Small Class Sizes - Your child will receive the extra attention and care he or she deserves.
  • Flexible Schedules - We offer a variety of schedules to meet your needs. We can also customize a schedule for you.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Enrollment: 130 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,036
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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