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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oldest Nursery School in Madison Hires New Director
Madison Cooperative Nursery School Names Amy Cobb Director/Head Teacher
Madison, NJ (3/9/2016)—The Madison Cooperative Nursery School is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Cobb as its new Director and Head Teacher.
Amy joins a seasoned team of teachers and a rotating shift of volunteer parents in daily classes of 2 ½-, 3- and 4-year olds. “I look forward to getting to know the children and their families at the Madison Co-op. It seems like a warm close-knit community, and the fact that it has been in existence for almost 60 years is quite impressive. I think its success is a testament to generations of families committed to participating in their child’s early educational experience,” said Ms. Cobb.
Ms. Cobb has taught at Far Hills Country Day School, in Far Hills, NJ, and the Montessori Children’s Academy in Madison. She holds a master’s degree in teaching from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and has almost 25 years of experience working in the field of education. Ms. Cobb currently resides in Madison with her husband and three sons.
“Amy’s wealth of experience in preschool education, combined with her dedication to our community, make her the perfect fit for our unique school,” said Carol Heitzmann, president of the board of directors.
About the Madison Co-op:
The longest-operating nursery school in Madison, the Co-op began in 1956. It was incorporated as a school in 1959, the same year it moved to its current location in Grace Episcopal Church.
The goal of the Madison Co-op is to address the whole child. The school provides a secure and caring atmosphere, which promotes positive social interactions, emotional maturity, self-discipline, and the acceptance of others. Through guided play and center exploration, students learn teamwork and conflict resolution, develop academic skills such as number associations and letter and phonemic awareness, and hone gross and fine motor skills. While two experienced teachers lead each classroom, parent participation is also an integral part of the Co-op community.
In addition to varied play-based classroom activities and educational experiences, the Madison Co-op provides enrichment programs including yoga, a Tiny Tot Concert series, classroom exhibits from the Morris Museum, and field trips.
The school is now seeing parents who were once enrolled at the Co-op as students, return to enroll their children into the very same program. These alumni parents can attest that the mission has not changed. Together, the staff and parents are dedicated to helping each child reach his or her full potential – intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.
Prospective families may learn more about the Madison Co-op at www.madisoncoop.org, or by touring our school. Drop-in tours are held weekly on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am or a private tour may be scheduled by calling (973) 377-2501.