• Welcome to PRE-K!



    Hello everyone and welcome to pre-k!! My name is Carla Kaminski and I am SO excited to be part of the Pre-K team for a third year here at Linden Avenue School. More importantly, I am THRILLED to be your child's teacher!! It was so exciting meeting all the children back in June and I'm looking forward to meeting all of you (parents, grandparents, kidsitters, aunts, siblings, EVERYONE) in September, and getting to know you all. But before then, I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. This will be my fourth year here at Linden Avenue. I was fortunate to complete my student teaching in Kindergarten and First Grade (here at Linden) then became an instructional aide for pre-k. I graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in families and children in a school setting. I currently hold a P-3 certification and I am working on completing my K-5 certification as well. 

    Before I joined the Linden community, I taught Pre-K at an Italian Enrichment Preschool in Central New Jersey. I speak Italian fluently and have studied several years of Spanish. I’m very excited to bring these languages into the classroom. Also, if any of you speak other languages or want to expose the children to other cultures that I may not be familiar with.. AWESOME! We are all different and have different stories. How great it is to learn from each other.

    The philosophy I have is to provide my students with a safe and warm classroom where they are given the highest quality education, are challenged, but more importantly…HAVE FUN! Here students will be respected for the unique individuals they are and will have a platform to showcase all their talents, abilities, and individual characteristics. Students will learn to think critically and further develop their independence. Here, students will be loved 1st and taught second.

    Looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing!!
    Carla Kaminski
    Pre-K Teacher
    Room 5
    phone: (973) 429-8300 x. 6202