Country Day School

Faith * Fun * Friends

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 regularly to sing, pray and talk with students.

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

Accepting children from 6 weeks thru 5th Grade

Early Skills

  • 3-years old before October 1
  • September – June
  • Tuesday/Thursday
  • 9:00 – 11:30am or 12:30 – 3:00pm


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

Extended Learning Childcare Programs

  • Infant/Toddler classroom
  • Classes for 2’s, 3’s & 4’s full day and part time
  • Before & After School program for Kindergarten – Grade 5
  • January – December
  • Monday – Friday
  • 7:00am – 6:00pm

Summer Camp Program

  • Ages infant through completing 5th grade
  • 8-week program throughout July and August
  • Monday – Friday
  • Half or Full Day
  • Flexible scheduling
Infant & Toddler Program

We offer childcare for children from 6 weeks to 2.5 years in our newest classroom for Infants & Toddlers. You and your little one will receive a friendly greeting each morning from our staff. They will also be available to discuss any special needs your child may have for regarding areas such as feeding, napping, medication, etc. Our littlest students have a circle time each morning including songs, story time and a craft. We will follow your child’s schedule for napping, eating and sleeping. Children receive large motor movement opportunities year-round both inside (using the church fellowship hall) and outside. Your children will be loved and nurtured throughout the day by our caring staff. Staff members are certified in first aid and CPR.


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 group teacher and an assistant. Snacks are provided 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 from infant to completing grade 5 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. 


We provide regular opportunities for:

  • Fine and large motor skill reinforcement
  • Socialization
  • Games
  • Reading
  • Music
  • Arts & crafts
  • Homework
  • Outdoor play
  • Snacks
Stacy Struble, Director of Country Day School
316 Dover-Milton Road Oak Ridge, New Jersey 07438
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