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Welcome to Everbrook Academy in Closter, NJ. We are a 21st century preschool where our STEAM curriculum brings the world into every classroom. Here, your child will discover integrated, hands-on learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.
We offer infant and toddler care, Preschool, Pre-K, and Junior K. Every teacher in every classroom uses the same set of developmental milestones to observe and assess each child’s learning and growth. Through our unique Cycle of Intentional Planning, teachers use these assessments—as well as knowledge of the children’s interests—to customize weekly lesson plans. This way, learning goals are personalized for every child!
We also broaden each child's learning through Curiosity Cadets. This program features four enrichment experiences throughout the year. In addition, we offer several elective programs to introduce children to a variety of experiences (Spanish, yoga, and more) beyond the daily classroom curriculum.
In The Brook, our all-ages community activity room, you’ll find an interactive virtual playground, books and cozy reading nooks, and STEAM zones for robotics, coding, and more. Step outside, and discover some outdoor fun with our playground and age-appropriate playscapes. STEAM-inspired play systems and components help children to develop their skills and abilities while having fun.
Here, your child will develop the tools to navigate a changing world, friendships to stand the test of time, and a lifelong love of learning. We ensure they are ready for school. And ready for life.
We can’t wait for you to see our amazing school firsthand. We look forward to meeting you and your family!
Are you concerned about the impact of COVID on your child’s education? You’re not alone. Now, more than ever, early education matters. We’re here to help.
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
Education: B.A. in Sociology
Hello! I'm Jennifer Ricra, principal of Everbrook Academy in Closter. It has been a joy to work in the early childhood education field for over 20 years. I take pride in working with my team to create the best possible environment for your child to develop a lifelong love of learning. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Education: B.A. Family and Child Studies
Certifications: P-3 Teaching Certification
Hello! My name is Kelly Steele and I am the school education manager for Everbrook Academy, Closter. I have been working in early childhood for 15 years and I have a huge passion for STEAM education. I hold a bachelor's in Family and Child Studies, a NJ P-3 Teaching Certificate, and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I am looking forward to meeting all of the families who come through our doors!