Join the PTA​​
Get involved & help make your child's school experience even better!
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Montrose Tours​​
Find out about the Program in person.
Go here to see available dates.

Down Syndrome Awareness Day​​
DS & School Spirit come together on March 21:
Wear crazy socks to show your Spirit and blue & yellow to show your support of all of our friends with DS.

Tools of the Mind​​
Curious about the curriculum
at Montrose?
Go here to read up on it!

Montrose Gear​​
Sweatshirts & Tshirts - Child & Adult Sizes
Magnets only $5!
Go here to order.



Save the Dates
March 21: Down Syndrome Awareness Day
March 21: Spirit Day: Crazy Socks!
March 26:Half day for Prof Development
April 2: Autism Awareness Day
April 2: Blow Bubbles at 1:15pm
April 10: Montrose PTA Mtg at 7:30pm
April 15 - 18: Spring Break - No School!

Quick Links
Montrose School Calendar
School District Calendar 2018-2019
Frequently Asked Questions
PTA Newsletter, Making Connections
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Welcome from your Principal
Montrose Early Childhood Center offers a unique program of early childhood education for every student. We promote a positive, secure, and inclusive environment, enabling each child to grow with a sense of joy and wonderment.

We use a nationally recognized, state-approved curriculum called “Tools of the Mind”. The central focus of this curriculum is the development of both cognitive and social-emotional self-regulation along with academic skills. Children are encouraged to grow at their own pace in a stress-free, stimulating environment. Classrooms are designed using a variety of learning centers, each with age-appropriate tools for individual creativity and development.

The MECC is an extension of the family experience. We have an active Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) which works tirelessly to augment the mission of the school and to bring families together in support of their child’s educational experience.

Registration for the program starts in early February and continues until all seats are filled. Students must be three years of age by October 1st of the start of a school year to be eligible for the program. Registration materials can be obtained on the district’s website. Preschoolers who receive special services attend at no cost to families, while General Education students may be required to pay tuition based on our sliding scale of fees.

For more information about our school, please call the school at 973-378- 2086 or email Principal Bonita Samuels.

Welcome from your PTA President

On behalf of the Montrose PTA, I would like to welcome everyone to the Montrose Early Childhood Center community! We will strive to keep the lines of communication open between parents, teachers, administrators and the South Orange/Maplewood School District.  We hope everyone will immerse themselves in this community as we provide educational and fun opportunities for our preschoolers, and volunteer opportunities for parents and caregivers. We hope everyone will have an amazing school year!

                            - Kimberly Darling
                              Montrose PTA President                 2018-2019