The Rutherford Cooperative Day Nursery (RCDN) is a non-profit, non-sectarian nursery school located in Rutherford, NJ. It is a combined effort of the professional staff and the parents of the children currently enrolled in the school. It encourages emotional and physical independence and provides an awareness of the outside world as it extends from the home and family. Its objective is to provide encouragement in thinking and physical activity by using materials, which stimulate the five senses. State licensed teachers teach all classes with parent helpers (on a rotating basis). An Executive Board of officers elected by the membership, along with the director and teachers governs the school
We believe children learn best when there is a strong partnership between school and home.
We believe in educating the whole child- encouraging social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth.
We believe children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment.
Through their play and work, the co-op children develop the skills they need for success in kindergarten. More importantly, the program is designed to help each child develop a positive self-image and an early love of learning, which is the foundation needed to become a life long learner.