About Us


What is a Cooperative Nursery School?

Our Staff

​Rainbow Corners Nursery School

25 Franklin Turnpike

​Waldwick, NJ 07463

Our Philosophy is that children learn and develop through active play, since “play’ is a child’s work. Our goal is to develop a child’s self image so that they feel they are competent to learn and grow. 

RCNS provides a stimulating environment in which children can explore, create and learn about themselves, their peers and their world. Small classes enable our staff to discover your child's unique abilities. 

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Director: Melissa Ewen

Mommy and Me and 2's class Teacher: Mrs. Debbie Rossi

3's Class Teacher: Mrs. Christine Smith

4's Class Teacher: Mrs. Megan Aylward

A cooperative nursery school is a school setting that allows parents the opportunity to participate in their child's first school experience. 

Rainbow Corners co-op parents serve as helpers in their children's classroom about once a month. This gives them the chance to observe their child's social and emotional growth over the course of the year.  A genuine sense of community is built among children and parents alike.  
The nursery school is governed by an Executive Board consisting of parents of currently enrolled students.  

Non-cooperative positions are also available for parents who are unable to work in the classroom.

​Founded in 1963, Rainbow Corners Nursery School is a cooperative, non-profit, non-sectarian nursery school.​