Covid-19 Update for 2020-2021 School Year


I know many of you are aware that the public schools in our area are all doing something different regarding the reopening of schools.  We just want you to know that our school is ready to reopen on September 9th regardless of the public school decisions.  All preschools and daycare centers have to follow guidelines set forth by the NJ Department of Children and Families Office of Licensing and the CDC.  The public schools have to follow the decisions of their town’s Board of Education. 

For Our Currently Enrolled Families: Starting next week you will be receiving a lot of information from us.  Please make sure to constantly check your emails for dates, times, etc, etc.  We are looking forward to the upcoming year!

Check out our Programs page for your child’s schedule options for the 2020-2021 school year.

We still have openings for our 2’s class for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact us at (201) 767-9519 for more information. Available slots for all 2020-2021 classes are filling up fast, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! Also check here for our updated School Calendars for the current 2020-2021 year!


Our School

The Demarest Cooperative Nursery School was established in 1965. We are housed in the educational wing of the United Methodist Church located at 109 Hardenburgh Ave in Demarest, N.J. Our curriculum is nonsectarian….no religious instruction is given. However, we do celebrate various holiday traditions.


Our Staff

We are fortunate to have wonderful and talented teachers who are extremely enthusiastic, and very dedicated. All our staff members are highly trained; holding college degrees in various areas such as early childhood, elementary education, music and psychology.

  • Mrs. Laurie Neithardt – director and head teacher
  • Mrs. Lisa Ullman – group teacher.
  • Mrs. Christine Marti- group teacher

Upcoming Events

  1. No School (Memorial Day)

    May 31
  2. Last Day of School

    June 7
  3. Family Picnic

    June 8 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM