The Buttonwood Preschool

354 High Street

Hope NJ, 07844


About Us

Dedicated Staff


Our teachers are all highly trained and experienced to create curriculum that is up to date and tailored to the age group they teach.  Each staff member is current  on CPR and First Aid trainings, as well as staying up to date with today's trends through ongoing professional development.

The Buttonwood Preschool staff all share the common traits of love and kindness. From the first comforting face your child sees to the smile at the end of the day, our staff will make them feel like they are at their second home.

First-Rate Curriculum


We understand and embrace that no two children are alike. As such, our program offers education experiences by tapping into the four modalities that promote learning.  Activities are designed around stimulating the visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic modalities. One of the most important things we can do as educators is to reach all of our students. By presenting our material in different ways we appeal to all students as each one understands and learns in different ways.

Our Mission


It is the philosophy of our preschool that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration, and discovery.  Preschool children are creative and receptive and this program strives to nurture these qualities in each student.

Our purpose is to provide a safe, wholesome environment based on developmentally appropriate guidelines and solid growth and development knowledge, thereby encouraging the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development of each child.

Buttonwood at a Glance

What We Offer

  • Flexible preschool scheduling from 7am-6pm for children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old.
  • Before and After Care programs for children age 2 1/2 to 13 years old
  • Private speech and language screenings.
  • Optional introductory religious program.
  • Winter break care, Spring Break care and Summer Camps for  Children age 2 1/2 to 13 years old

Upcoming Events

  • We have ongoing registration throughout the school year.
  • Back To School Night Thursday 9/5/19
  • First Day of School for our Saplings, Yellow Birds, and Kindergarten Prep students is 9/9/19
  • First day of school for our Sprouts is 9/11/19
  • KidsStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser
  • Race Farms Field Trip Date TBD

Important News

  • We are licensed from ages 2.5-13 years old and can provide care for your school age children on school holidays and during the summer. For more information please contact us.

School Age Registration

Modern Technology

  • Easy access communication, information sharing via multiple modalities
  • Secure entry ways with key fob access only for registered families.

Why "Buttonwood"?

Hope, NJ is a beautiful and historical hometown.  One of the local legends includes the impressive Buttonwood tree located near the center of town.  It is said that under this tree, Gen. George Washington made camp and slept, while passing through this area during the Revolutionary War. 

St. John United Methodist Church

We are located at

St. John United Methodist Church 

in Hope, NJ.  While our school is privately owned and not affiliated with the church itself, we have a strong relationship with the church community.