700 Main Street, Lumberton NJ  08048  

Summer Programs

Buttonwood Preschool offers a variety of fun summer activities!

Summer Camp
Buttonwood’s Summer Camp runs for a total of eight weeks from the end of June thru August.  Summer days include circle time, craft, snack, inside and outside play, and lunch (parent provided).  Full time students will have quiet time, p.m. snack, free play and playground time until pick-up.  Weekly themes from past summers have included:  Bugs, Bubbles, and Seashore.

Buttonwood Preschool

Providing Private Preschool Education Since 1953

Fitness Funatic
Ages: 3 - 7

As they play a new game, dance to motivating music, or get introduced to some sports skills, your child will think they are simply having fun.  The Fitness Funatic class is intended to nurture your child’s love of being active and healthy.  Classes will have flexibility, cardiovascular, balance, and motor skills components.  All classes will conclude with a smile.  Judi Stepek, the teacher, is a certified youth fitness instructor.

Think Like an Artist
Ages: 4 - 10

Modeling clay, paints, papier mache and various other mediums and methods will be used in this one hour class.  Students will learn how to think about the processes involved in creating their projects.  Art History and examples of famous painting will be incorporated into the weekly lessons.  At the end of the course, an evening Art Show will allow each student to show his or her best work.  The class is taught by Libby Kimport, an Art Therapy Major at Arcadia College.

Spanish Immersion
Ages: 4 - 10

This class is a total immersion introduction to the Spanish language.  Lessons are 30 minutes long, conducted twice a week over a six week period.  Upon completion, many of the students will understand and follow commands, ask and answer basic questions, name and count the objects in the classroom, discuss the weather, and sing children’s songs in Spanish.

Dorothy Talavera is a state certified teacher with extensive experience teaching Spanish at the infant through high school levels.  She lives in a bi-lingual home, and has lived, traveled, and taught throughout Spain and Latin America.