• Pemberton Early Childhood Education Center

    The Pemberton Early Childhood Education Center (PECEC) provides three and four year olds in Pemberton Township with a free, quality, full-day preschool program. Our early childhood program starts children off on the right foot, providing the skills necessary to succeed in school and in life. In our warm, welcoming atmosphere, children become part of the PECEC family, enjoying an educational experience designed to build a life-long love of learning.

    Our program follows the High/Scope Educational approach to preschool learning, which is based on active participatory learning. This play-based learning provides hands-on learning experiences with people, materials, events and ideas. That principle - validated by decades of research - is the basis of High/Scope's approach to teaching and learning. Our students become independent, responsible and confident, and ready to continue their success as they progress through school.

    Convenient Hours

    Free early childhood services are provided from September through June, from approximately 9:10 am to 3:40 pm. The program follows the school calendar year, including the same holidays and breaks as the school district. A district calendar is distributed at the beginning of every school year, detailing days off.

    For families requiring services outside of the regular school day, we offer a Wrap-around Program beginning at 6:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm. Wrap-around services are offered year round, including full days during spring and winter breaks, as well as the summer months. Separate registration is required for the Wrap-around Program and can be made by calling (609) 893-8141, ext. 1025 or 1563.


    Four year olds are provided with transportation to the early childhood program. A busing orientation program is offered at each school site at the start of the year to go over proper safety procedures and reassure both child and parent.

    For more information about the Early Childhood Program,
    call (609) 893-8141, ext. 1500
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