Forest Hill Child Development Center


A private preschool operated by The North Ward Center, the Forest Hill Child Development Center offers an exemplary, private early-childhood program for children ages 2 through 5.

Our pre-kindergarten classes provide an environment that enhances a developmentally appropriate education, allowing children to grow, learn and acquire skills at their own pace.

The concept of Forest Hill Academy originated with The North Ward Center, a cornerstone of life in the Forest Hill neighborhood for more than 40 years.

One of the Center's many services to the community has been to provide quality preschool education. More than 35 years of experience in this area uniquely qualifies the Center for this new endeavor.

Our pre-kindergarten program is designed to provide a learning environment that will help children develop intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally in a manner that is appropriate to age and development stage.

Our program integrates the educational concepts of health, nutrition and social and educational well-being into a varied daily activity program.

Our bright, cheerful facility was designed with the children's comfort and safety in mind. Preschool children can explore a variety of materials and experiences in the art area, computer lab, musical and dramatic stage area, reading corner and large activity room.

Our program is run in a licensed, state of the art facility with spacious, well-equiped, outdoor recreation and play area. The Center has experienced, caring, professional, certified staff.

The Center is open year round from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for major holidays.

We accept all children between the 2 and 5 years old.

Parents do not have to be a resident of Newark to send their child to Forest Hill. In fact, many of our students live in the surrounding suburbs and their parents work in Newark.

Our facility is conveniently located on the campus of The North Ward Center at 346 Mount Prospect Avenue.

Tuition is $150 per week.

For more information call 973-481-0415 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.