Introduction

 

Crossroads was started in 1947 by a group of parents at the Institute for Advanced Study who wanted a nursery school experience for their children.  Originally housed in one of the buildings on Olden Lane Circle, the school moved to 90‑91 Einstein Drive in 1957 and to its present location at 225 Olden Lane in 1994. At the time of the move to Olden Lane, the Institute for Advanced Study rebuilt the former ECP building to meet all current state standards and the program expanded to offer full-day care for children 3 months to 5 years in addition to the nursery school program for which it had been known.

Normally, total enrollment approaches 60 children who are divided into five age groups.  Infants, Toddlers, three Preschool classrooms for children 2-1/2 to 5 years of age. This year, in response to updated safety guidelines for childcare centers operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have one combined Infant-Toddler group and three smaller mixed-age Preschool groups, for a maximum of 38 children in the beginning of the school year.

Crossroads is incorporated as a non-profit organization and is licensed by the Division of Youth and Family Services of the State of New Jersey. Crossroads does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. The School does not discriminate against qualified applicants or students on the basis of disabilities that may be reasonably accommodated.

Questions concerning Crossroads should be directed to Danielle Otis at 609-951-4699 or crossroads@ias.edu.