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Ho-Ho-Kus Waldwick Cooperative Nursery School believes education, fun and healthy living are the building blocks of shaping young minds. We are a Bergen County cooperative preschool dedicated to providing our students with comprehensive early education through song, role-playing, language, art, music and physical activity. Our dedicated and knowledgeable teachers along with the help of our well-trained aides and participating parents help our children to grow not only intellectually but socially and emotionally throughout the year. Our school provides a warm and caring atmosphere as we guide our students through their first school experiences.

In addition to our regular curriculum, the nursery school is happy to present many enrichment programs for our children. These additional programs are available due to the generous support of our families through fundraising activities.

Music Programs - Our children get to participate in a twice-weekly Music Enrichment Program. These programs encourage sing-along and play-along activities. Children learn memorization skills through repetition to music, along with fine and gross motor skills associated with movement to the music.

Science Programs - The 2' s classes enjoy a short class adoption of a guinea pig through the help of Quiver Farm. Our 3's classes get to participate in the chick hatching program from Goffle Road Poultry Farm. Finally our 4's enjoy the butterfly project from Insect Lore. All of the children will be visiting the various classes to see the guinea pig, chicks and butterflies.

Yoga & Gym - The 2's, 3's and 4's classes participate in yoga and gym on alternate weeks from October through April. Through storytelling and music, Mrs. Fennell teaches the children fun yoga poses, including those for balance, flexibility and relaxation. Gym, with Mrs. Brennan, focuses on fun warm-up exercises for the children, entertaining obstacle courses and other games designed to help children exercise their gross motor skills and improve their coordination.

French - The 2's, 3's and 4's classes enjoy having French Language as part of the weekly enrichment curriculum, with lots of singing, dancing, puppets and other props to help them learn French! Madame MacLaren and the children also have a lot of fun learning new words and reading classic fairytales 'en français' such as 'Les Trois Petits Cochons' (The Three Little Pigs) and 'La Petite Poule Rousse' (The Little Red Hen).