Early Childhood Program
CHP believes a nurturing program that fosters emotional, social, and cognitive skills through a scaffolded learning environment of structured and unstructured experiences is imperative in Preschool. We have found the Montessori method combined with the traditional learning approach fosters a positive and successful environment for our students. Emphasis on pre-literacy skills are taught with varied instruction in phonemic awareness, alphabet principles with speech/sound correlations. Multi-sensory learning is incorporated in the instruction of number sense, numeration, Social Studies and Science as they apply to daily life.
Students are integrated into the school-wide curriculum with classes in World Language, Art, Music, Guidance, Technology, Gym, and CHP special events. These become the building blocks that allow a fluid transition into Kindergarten and the early Elementary School.
Cedar Hill Prep Debate Wins Again! Garden State Debate League held their third inter school debate meet at Cedar Hill Prep School. Forty teams participated with 130 participants. The topics for debate were: Disney Movies Do More Harm Than Good; Ban Single Use Plastic Bags; Major League Baseball’s Plan to Cut Minor League Teams is Justified; All U.S. Presidential Primaries Should Be Held on the Same Day. Four teams from Cedar Hill Prep School finished in the top 10. Cedar Hill Prep School again won trophies for top school in the league and most number of wins. Congratulations debaters!
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.