Mile Square Early Learning Center

Established Since 1979                                                                          Early Childhood Services                                          

Preschool Enrollment
Preschool Transition Program
Hoboken Early Childhood Program
Wrap Program
Summer Program
Lunch Program

Preschool Transition

Preschool Transition Program offered only at the Rue Site 

The Preschool Transition Program is offered to children who do not meet the Pre-K cut off date in Hoboken (Sept. 30th) and of adjacent towns such as Jersey City, Weehawken, Union City, etc. This program is only offered at the Mile Square ELC (Rue Site) for students who will be 3 years old by December 31st of the current school year. 

Mile Square classrooms are filled with toys, books and age appropriate furniture.  Our children engage in daily activities such as:

  • Circle Time, Art, Music, Dramatic Play, as well as small and large group activities

  • Children’s work is labeled using their words to express their ideas 

  • Children begin to use language expression to help to communicate with their peers and the adults in their lives. 

Children have many opportunities to enhance math and science skills by using their environment, such as with weather charts, graphs, and surveys.  Children playing with blocks learn balancing, measuring, and geometric as well as math concepts.  Yet, they are having fun!  Sand and water table play, enables children to learn about pouring, measuring, science etc.  Puppets, dolls, housekeeping and dramatic play encourages creativity and develops language skills.  Daily outdoor activities and special walking trips allow the children to expand their experiences.

Mile Square utilizes the Creative Curriculum for Preschools to facilitate the development of young learners.  The Creative Curriculum is an early childhood curriculum that focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills.  The curriculum addresses four areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.  Our teachers create thematic units designed to support children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity as they explore, experiment and investigate hands-on through activities. 

Click here for The Creative Curriculum Overview

Registration Process

In order to begin the registration process for the Transition Program parents must complete and submit a Preschool Transition Application. Once application is complete, please send to Madelyn Bautista at or Neyda Feliciano