Our Programs

For over 30 years, A Step Ahead Preschool has given children a safe, nurturing and learning environment; full of creative, learning and play opportunities. With the curriculum designed by Director and Head Teacher, Lynn LaRocca, who has her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science in Education, your child will be reading and performing math skills by the time they are ready for kindergarten.

We offer a morning program, an afternoon program or full day. In addition, morning and after school care is available to accommodate you & your child’s schedule. We accept students 2 ½ through 5 years of age. 

Call us at 732-227-4304 or contact us via email.

Why A Step Ahead Preschool?

At A Step Ahead, our preschool program goal is to produce happy, self-assured learners who are ready to take the next big step on their educational journey. Our students have a 90 percent success rate in reading and math readiness! We work with each child every day they attend thru one-on-one sessions, to develop the skills necessary for reading success when they reach kindergarten. We have a 10:1 student/teacher ratio, so every child gets the individual attention he or she needs to be their very best.

“A Step Ahead Preschool has been such a wonderful place to start my daughter on her path of education. I love the fact that Ms. Lynn & Ms. Robin are so caring towards my daughter and all the kids who attend.
There are so many preschools to choose from but in my opinion choosing A Step Ahead was one of the best decisions I have made .   
She loves this place so much she is now going to their camp and in the fall she will be attending again the pre -k program, and another daughter to follow”.
Shannon Harrigan Di Somma 
Marlboro, NJ

A Typical Step-Ahead Day

We run a full daily schedule focused on your developing preschooler! At A Step Ahead, every child participates in the following activities:

  • Motor skill development
  • Free play/socialization
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Circle time- letters and number recognition, music, stories, etc
  • One-on-one time- math and reading skills
  • Arts and crafts
  • Snack time
  • Outdoor time- weather permitting
  • Fine motor and physical activities- games, puzzles, etc

Each and every day at A Step Ahead is all about learning and fun!

What makes A Step Ahead so unique?

  • Lynn, our director and head teacher individualizes each child’s program on a daily basis.
  • Small Class Size – 10:1 Student Teacher Ratio
  • Nurturing Environment
  • Phonetic approach to reading
  • Confidence & Skill Building
  • We encourage parent participation
  • Many opportunities for socialization and free play
  • Many special guests throughout the year… The police dept, the fire dept, the dentist, Santa Claus and many more!
  • We celebrate all holidays, including Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Student birthdays and more throughout the year!

Hours of Operation: Academic program from 9 AM to 3 PM

Note! We are not a Day Care Center. But, if you need extended care we can accomodate you. We offer early morning care from 7AM to 9AM or after school care from 3 PM to 6PM

Do you have questions or would like to know more about our program? Please call us at 732-227-4304 or contact us via email.