Christ United Methodist Church of Piscataway, New Jersey is situated just minutes from Rutgers University. As you check out the Connect, Grow and Serve sections of this site, you will see that we are a very active congregation. Our mission is to make disciples for Christ and provide opportunities for spiritual growth. I invite you to join us in worship and any of the ministries to which you are led. I look forward to welcoming you in person.

Peace with Justice & Mercy,
Rev. Ronell Howard

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Families are important to us!


Minnow Pond is small, with a licensing capacity of 38 children per day. This allows close relationships between children and staff, similar to those found in home settings.

Minnow Pond’s staff-to-child ratio exceeds the minimum requirements set by licensing, ensuring each child maximum attention.

The Minnow Pond teachers are dedicated professionals. Their expertise and education create a top notch preschool program. 

Minnow Pond offers parents a host of options. The preschool program runs from 9 am to 11:30 am. Parents may enroll their children in this program any 2, 3, 4 or 5 days of the week. 

For those who need care as well as instruction for their children, Minnow Pond offers a half-day   and full day program that is built around the preschool program. Parents may also choose the 2,3,4, or 5-day option for these programs.

Minnow Pond Days include:




Music and Movement


Learning Centers

Fine & Gross Motor Development

Christian Education

Snack & Lunch

Outdoor/Indoor Play

Field Trips

Outside Educational Visitors



Our Teachers are dedicated Early Childhood Education Professionals.

Our approach to teaching is to use a hands-on, theme based curriculum that lets your child experience art, music and movement, language, math, and science in such a fun way that they don’t even know they are learning!

About Minnow Pond


Minnow Pond is an environment where children can grow and develop, and where parents can trust in the care and nurturing that is given.      

The name Minnow Pond conveys this message. Minnows are small fish that need nurturing, growth and safety. A group of fish is a school, and a pond is a safe and protective haven.

Since Minnow Pond is a Christian School, our values are based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Every child is invited with open arms to be a part of Minnow Pond.
“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” 

Matthew 19:14



A Nurturing Place
for Children Ages 2 1/2 - 6
to Grow & Learn

Sponsored by:

Christ United Methodist Church
485 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854

State Licensed
Equal Opportunity Employer

Minnow Pond, an outreach of Christ United Methodist Church, is a ministry providing an early childhood education in which the good news of Jesus Christ is taught and lived out.

We seek to provide a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment in which children can grow and explore, learning about self and the world around them.

Minnow Pond is open to all races, nationalities, and religious preferences, who desire an early childhood educational experience built on the tenets of the Christian faith.



Guppies (Older Toddlers)
2 1/2—year olds
Minnows (Preschool)
3 year olds
Sunnys (Pre-K)
4 year olds

Minnow Pond extended hours are wrapped around our   Preschool Program.

Preschool Program
9:00 am—11:30 am

Half Day Program
9:00 am—2:30 pm

Full Day Program
7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Our program runs year-round with a Summer Enrichment Program entitled “Where in the World Are We?” that takes the children on a tour around the world!
(See Summer Brochure - Page 1, Page 2)

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Call Minnow Pond
For information and fees.

(732) 463-1517


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485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Join us on Sunday at 9 a.m. at our temporary worship home, New Brunswick United Methodist Church, 323 George St.
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