Pixie Preschool Completes Phase I of Renovation
The new playground was inaugurated with a ribbon cutting ceremony October 18, 2014. A crowd of over 100 people gathered to greet former teachers of the preschool, celebrating its 44th year. Founders of the school, retired pastor Joe Woods and his wife Louise, were present to see a plaque unveiled in their honor. The new playground equipment, fencing and surfacing meets New Jersey’s updated safety standards for playgrounds. New outdoor murals on the church wall add to the playground’s charm. Pixie Preschool’s revitalization now moves into Phase II, encompassing several major renovations inside the building of Spotswood Reformed Church, where the school is located. See the latest pictures, below.
Working parents can go about their day knowing that their child is safe in the nurturing environment of Pixie Preschool. The school provides children with many creative learning experiences designed to enhance social skills, verbal communication, and emotional growth, while strengthening physical capabilities and intellectual awareness. Pixie Preschool develops the skills that children need for school and for life.
Pixie Preschool serves families in Spotswood, East Brunswick, Monroe, Old Bridge, Sayreville, Jamesburg and Helmetta, for children age 2 – 5. The school program runs from September – June. Summer Day Camp runs June – August.
Parents pay a monthly tuition fee plus a onetime registration fee. Discounts are available for church members, Spotswood municipal employees, military, hurricane Sandy victims & single parents. Low Income families can check with the nonprofit Community Child Care Solutions to inquire about tuition assistance for attending Pixie Preschool.
The director of Pixie Preschool is Gail Parizman. She can be reached at 732-251-3130. Linda Radozycki is the office manager. Each age level has its own classroom, conducted by a head teacher with assistant teachers. The children enjoy several additional spaces throughout the facility including the “Big Room” for indoor recreation such as bike-riding and climbing, a cafeteria area, nap areas, and an outdoor playground.
Pixie Preschool started in 1970 after the Spotswood Reformed Church constructed a new Education Building. Realizing the building would not be used during the week, the church decided that a preschool would be a wonderful use of the space, as there was no preschool in that part of Middlesex County. Within two years, Pixie had four classrooms in use. The school was open five days a week, with morning and afternoon sessions. In the 1990’s, to meet the increasing demand for all day child care, the school began day-long classes for three and four year olds, with before and after care. A natural outgrowth was the establishment of a summer program. Pixie is now open year round. In summer it accommodates children two to six years of age.
Pixie Preschool welcomes volunteers, and conducts background checks of volunteers. Several generations of Pixie graduates are now vibrant adults contributing a legacy of stability and continuity to the community.
Would you like to donate to Pixie Preschool Renovation Project?
1. You can donate through PayPal. Please click on the yellow “Donate” button in the upper right of this page. Please include “Pixie Preschool” in the “Instruction to” tab on the upper left corner when confirming your donation on PayPal.
2.You can send a check payable to Classis New Brunswick CDC. Please write “Pixie Preschool” in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to CNBCDC, 100 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Classis New Brunswick Community Development Corp. is leading Spotswood Reformed Church in revitalizing Pixie Preschool. The CDC steers the Task Force, organizes publicity, helps develop time table and budget goals, and is actively raising funds to complete the project.
429 Main Street
Spotswood, N.J Phone: 732-251-3130
Updated intercom system
Updated security system
New indoor play equipment
New classroom furniture
New tires for school bus (light truck tires 10ply)