Our Story


Originally founded in 1991 by Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church and formerly named Mothers’ Morning Out at Ogden, Ogden Junior Preschool has evolved to meet the needs of a young community into the traditional preschool that it is today.  

Our program began as an opportunity for stay-at-home mothers to have some time to themselves.  Over the course of 25 years we have developed into a traditional preschool specifically for two-year-olds serving Chatham and the surrounding areas of Summit, Madison, New Providence, Florham Park and Berkeley Heights. 

The mission of Ogden Junior Preschool is to provide a warm, nurturing, accepting environment where children flourish in all areas of development.

Our goal is for each child to grow in confidence and social awareness, self-expression and self-control; to learn to function successfully as part of a group and to separate without anxiety from loved ones.

We aim to accomplish these goals by creating an environment that promotes security, respect and learning through exploration and play.