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Welcome to Everbrook Academy in Wayne, NJ. My name is Ilyse Negrin and I am the school principal. Our school education manager is Jennifer Grinberg. Together, Jen and I have over 30 years of experience in early childhood/elementary education in both teaching and administration. We are so excited to be a part of the Everbrook Academy family!
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. We offer infant and toddler care, Preschool and Pre-K, and Prep-Lab for school age students. 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 areas.
Most importantly, we have a deep commitment and focus on the health and safety of our children, staff and families. We will closely follow guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local health officials, to ensure our school is a safe place for all.
We can’t wait for you to see our amazing school firsthand. We look forward to meeting you and your family!
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: Masters Degree in Elementary Education
I deeply believe in what we do here at Everbrook Academy. I feel strongly about the benefits of a early childhood education on a child's academic, social and emotional well-being. Through my experience as a school administrator and as a mother of two young daughters, I have learned there is no greater beauty than seeing a child who is confident in their own knowledge and their ability to learn new things.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
As a school education manager, I will be responsible for ensuring our curriculum is executed to the highest level to ensure all our students' needs are met each day. The curriculum we have here at Everbrook Academy is engaging, challenging and fun for students. Also, our daily instruction and routines help students learn how to show respect, kindness and fairness towards others.