Pine Acres Early Childhood Center has evolved into a school that serves the youngest children in the community. We currently serve approximately 275 students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. Our early childhood program has a progressive curriculum that is aligned with Common Core Standards. Parents are strongly encouraged to enroll their 4-year-old children in our pre-kindergarten program in order to keep pace with Deptford’s advanced curriculum. Our half-day pre-kindergarten program focuses on developing academic readiness skills, as well as meaningful social experiences. As the children move on to kindergarten, and first grade they are challenged and motivated by the Everyday Mathematics program, literature-based experiences, world languages, computer technology, science, social studies and health.