Country Day School


We accept children between 6 weeks and 5th grade.

The Country Day School (CDS) is a non-profit Christian preschool and childcare center, owned and operated by the Milton United Methodist Church (MUMC). Children of all religious backgrounds are welcome to attend. CDS is licensed by the State of New Jersey.

The Country Day School (CDS) seeks to provide a general Christian lifestyle curriculum, including prayer before snacks, Christian songs, videos and literature and special treatment of holidays. The Pastor of MUMC also visits each CDS class monthly to sing, pray and talk with students.

We encourage you to visit one of our classes. Family tours are available upon request.

Class Comparison Chart

Early Skills

  • 3-years old before October 1
  • September - June
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays
  • 9:00 - 11:30 or 12:30 - 3:00
  • -


  • 4-years old before October 1 *
  • September - June
  • Classes meet on Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • Half Day Pre-K options 9:00am - 11:30am or 12:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Full Day Pre-K from 9:00am - 3:00 pm

* And plan to enter Kindergarten the following year

Infant Care

  • 6 weeks to 2.5 years old
  • January - December
  • Monday - Friday
  • 7am - 6pm
  • -
  • -

Extended Learning

  • Infant/Toddler classroom
  • Classes for ages 2-4 full day/part time
  • Before & After School program for K-5
  • January - December
  • Monday - Friday
  • 7:00am - 6:00pm

Summer Program

  • Ages 3-13
  • June 22 - August 28
  • Monday - Friday
  • Half or Full Day
  • -
  • -

Our preschool programs provide an introduction to a school environment for children ages 3-5. Children are encouraged to learn and grow at their own pace, with guidance from a certified group teacher and an assistant. Students must be fully toilet-trained. Snacks are provide by CDS. Above all, we work on building age-appropriate developmental skills, personal independence, proper socialization and interaction with peers, personal character as well as self-esteem and spirituality. The CDS staff works closely amongst each other as well as with parents in order to meet the individual needs of our students.


Country Day School has developed several Extended Learning Childcare programs to help meet the needs of our families. We can tailor a childcare program according to your individual preferences for scheduling. Our students receive age-appropriate structured learning in a nurturing and caring environment. Homework assistance is provided to students from kindergarten through grade 5.

Childcare is available anytime between 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, 50 weeks per year.


Our 8-week interactive summer enrichment experience is available throughout July & August for children ages infant - completing 5th grade.  Weekly themes with games, art, and activities are offered to reflect the curriculum for the week.  Indoor and outdoor play and water play are available daily.

  • Animal Adventures - June 22-26
  • Cooking Across the USA - June 29-July 3
  • Who Dunnit? Mystery Week - June 13-17
  • Fun...Messy...Beautiful...ART!! - July 20-24
  • Our 5 Senses - July 27-31
  • Pirates Week - August 3-7
  • Game Show Week - August 10-14
  • On the Boardwalk - August 24-28

We provide regular opportunities for:

  • Fine and large motor skill reinforcement
  • Socialization
  • Games
  • Reading
  • Music
  • Arts & crafts
  • Homework
  • Outdoor play
  • Snacks

For more information about Country Day School, please call us!

Barbara Craig, School Director