Dietrich Johnson Coooperative Nursery School

New for 2014-2015
Optional 2:30pm Dismissal

Dietrich Johnson voted Princeton's favorite Preschool

Transitioning 2's for 2 year olds. Tuesday and Friday 9:00-11:45 am. Please visit the School Info page for details.

The Dietrich Johnson Cooperative Nursery School (DJCNS) is located in the heart of Princeton, NJ and has been nurturing children for over 50 years. Our aim is to provide a learning environment dedicated to the social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of children aged 2 to 5.


Our school is non-sectarian and welcomes families from all backgrounds and beliefs. DJCNS is a non-profit corporation licensed by the state of New Jersey.


  • To recognize the unique qualities and individuality of each child, by providing developmentally appropriate activities and materials.
  • To help the child be successful and happy both as an individual and as a member of a group.
  • To promote the growth of the child's self-esteem.
  • To involve parents actively in the child's earliest education experience.
  • To help families get to know one another.


DJCNS encourages parents to become actively involved in their child's earliest education experience by co-oping in their child's classroom, participating and organizing a school activity, or by volunteering for the completion of maintenance hours.


Our teachers are the most valuable resource of our school. They educate and guide both parents and children while providing continuity and stability that preserves our school's character. They formulate the curriculum and help with the administration of the school. Our teaching staff is comprised of two teachers in each class and there is a certified teacher in each classroom.

Many of our teachers originally became involved with the school as parents. Some of the teachers currently have children in the school, while others have been with DJCNS for many years. Every year the teachers participate in workshops and other activities to continue their professional growth and education.

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