Diversity and Inclusion

Dedicated to Diversity, Committed to Inclusion

As a true community pre-k whose roots come from the public school system, we strive to reflect the progressive values and diverse culture that make Montclair unique. At MCPK, diversity is broadly defined to include race, socio-economic class, gender, ethnicity and culture, sexual identity, religion, family unit, and different learning styles & abilities. We believe that the pursuit of diversity is consistent with our educational values and is a moral obligation. We believe that including children with disabilities in the classroom benefits students and teachers. We believe that helping children understand and respect their differences is an integral part of their character development.

With donor support, we offer scholarships and tuition on a sliding scale. Through our partnership with the Montclair Public Schools (MPS), we serve children with disabilities in integrated classrooms. The Montclair Public Schools also provide a stand-alone Developmental Learning Center (DLC) on our campus.





MCPK will continue to refine and implement our school-wide Anti-Bias Curriculum through the One Love Project. Teachers and facilitators plan and implement lessons and activities celebrating diversity, exploring world cultures and teaching the importance of tolerance, inclusivity, acceptance and respect for all people, families and lifestyles. Families and guests are invited in to share their stories, traditions, cultures and unique experiences to enrich our school culture. This foundational anti-bias program will be infused throughout our classroom explorations, whole-school traditions and community events. 


The One Love Committee of facilitators, staff members and parents will meet monthly to add to program resources and lead the planning process. Please reach out to your teaching team if you are interested in participating in the One Love Project for your child’s class or school-wide. We ask that each family limit their participation to one or two holidays or traditions per school year to ensure that all families have an opportunity to share with the class.