About Us

About Us

The Jandris family founded CLC in 1984. Rae Ann Jandris, a former public school Kindergarten teacher, had a vision to create a warm, loving and professional learning environment for two-income families. While times have changed from 1984, CLC remains a private school. Rae Ann has entered into semi-retirement, however she is still a vital part of our school and visits frequently. Taking over as Director is Caroline Van Ess, a seasoned CLC Administrator. She brings fresh ideas, creativity and love for family to our table.

Our Staff

Facilities, equipment, and supplies can be excellent, but is the staff provides the most important contribution to the quality of our programs. The staff at Children's Learning Center of Mahwah has been carefully chosen. Professional standards are higher than salaries justify, and the school is fortunate to have people who are committed to their profession. Programs offer certified head teachers and qualified assistant teachers implementing a superior developmentally-appropriate learning environment in keeping with our philosophy. Programs are visited by additional specialized staff:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Music/Movement Instructor
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Swim Lessons (Ages 2 1/2 & up) during summer months
  • Summer Camps (Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten, School Age)

Our consulting pediatric group is Maple Avenue Pediatrics in Fair Lawn, NJ

CLC Life

Doing what we love... teaching, playing, dreaming, caring.