CELA Logo and Motto Excellence in Early Childhood Education
  • The Clifton Early Learner Academy (CELA) encompasses all the classes that make up our Public Preschool Program. The CELA program has two main school buildings, CELA A (Allwood Rd., Clifton) and CELA B (Brighton Rd., Clifton) We also have pre-school program classrooms located at CELA S at 49 Speer Avenue School, #17, 12 Annex, The Center for Family Resources-Father Michael Judge Center (at School 15). We opened our doors in 2015 and are part of the Department of Education Preschool Expansion Grant.

    We believe in creating a safe environment where children are motivated and nurtured, inspired, and empowered to be lifelong learners. Together, our goal is to create an inclusive community where everyone is accepted and respected.

    Clifton Pre-School Program Questions

    • General questions call about the Pre-school Program contact the main office at CELA A - 973-778-0305,
      or CELA B - 973-470-2060.
    • For questions about your child's pre-school teacher, call the appropriate pre-school building.
    • For questions regarding the Pre-school Special Ed program call Heather Rotolo at 973-470-2286.

CELA Main Offices

  • CELA A - Allwood

    39 Allwood Road
    Clifton, New Jersey 07014

    CELA B - Brighton

    290 Brighton Road
    Clifton, New Jersey 07012

    CELA S - Speer

    49 Speer Avenue
    Clifton, New Jersey 07013

    School #17 - CELA Classrooms

    361 Lexington Avenue
    Clifton, New Jersey 07011

    The Center for Family Resources - Father Michael Judge Center (at School #15)

    712 Gregory Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07013

    School #12 - CELA Classrooms

    165 Clifton Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07011

    School #12 Annex - CELA Classrooms

    225 Ackerman Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07011

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