Mrs. Hutchinson
My name is Valencia Hutchinson and I have been a Preschool teacher for 11 years, so I am no stranger to the preschool environment.  I am from the sunny island of Jamaica. I moved to the city of Orange, New Jersey at the age of 12, where I received my education from Middle school through High school.  I feel that it is important to give back to your community. Teaching in Orange is my way of giving back to the city and its people who taught me many important life skills.

           I am filled with energy, fun loving and ready to teach and learn from your children. I am a wife and mother of two wonderful children my daughter who is eight years old and is starting the third grade in orange and my son who is 4 years old and is beginning his second year of preschool.   I think that teaching is the most rewarding job that a person can choose to do.  I am a caring and compassionate person who loves children.  For that reason, I will give my all to ensure that that your child’s learning experience here at the Orange Early Childhood Center is a positive one with lasting effects. The classroom is always open for you to come in and observe and learn about our curriculum, and to help in any other ways your can.  I look forward to working with parents, children and family members to make this school year a magnificent experience.


Hello Parents,

          My name is Danita Puryear. I am the paraprofessional in your child class. This is my year working for the Orange Board of Education, but I have worked in Early Childhood Education for many years. I have 3 children of my own and working with children is a passion of mine.

I have many hobbies that I like to participate in. I enjoy photography, scrap booking, reading poetry, listening to all types of music and watching movies with my family. My children also keep me busy their many activities.

           This school year is sure to be filled with a lot of exciting and fun learning I am very excited about working here at the Orange Early Childhood Center, working with and meeting new people, and meeting with new people and teaching your children. But most of all I am looking forward to working together to create and maintain a successful school year.

Important contact  information for OECC

Ms. Cecilia Hutchins -Front Desk/Security-973-677-4500 Ext.1920
Ms. Gloria Guzzo-Administrative Assistant-973-677-4500 Ext.1903
Ms. Carol Daly- School Counselor-973-677-4500 Ext. 1918
Nurse Maria- 973-677-4500 Ext.1906