Baby Galileo Daycare and Preschool in Jersey City

 

Most schools and daycares I have encountered focus on the betterment and growth of the child. It is very rare that I get to come across a program that goes a little bit beyond that. Well I have found just that; Introducing Baby Galileo Daycare and Preschool. This is a place where they focus on the growth of infants and parents alike. Baby Galileo is a close-knit community that prides itself in encouraging the growth of baby and parent together. They understand that parenting is a learning process and are there to provide any guidance that they can.

 

Enrollment and Rates

At Baby Galileo Daycare and Preschool in Jersey City, enrollment applications are accepted year round. Applications are currently still being accepted, although space is limited so be sure to get your applications in as soon as you can, if interested. Baby Galileo Daycare and Preschool is open from 7:30am-6:00pm.

Tuition at Baby Galileo changed depending on the amount of days your child will be enrolled into. The tuition prices vary also depending on the age of your child. Parents are given the option of choosing to pay the tuition weekly or monthly. Average tuition pricing goes as follows:

 

1-2 years old

  • $240-$275 Weekly or;
  • $945-$1,085 Monthly (during a 4 week month) or;
  • $1,185-$1,360 Monthly (during a 5 week month)

2-3 years old

  • $220-$250 Weekly or;
  • $870-$990 Monthly (during a 4 week month) or;
  • $1,090-$1,240 Monthly (during a 5 week month)

3 years old plus

  • $200-$230 Weekly or;
  • $790-$915 Monthly (during a 4 week month) or;
  • $995-$1,145 Monthly (during a 5 week month)

Please be aware that if your child ranges from the ages of 1-2 but is not yet potty trained the tuition will reflect that of a child in the 2-3 year old program.

 

Delicious and Nutritious!

At Baby Galileo the faculty understands the importance of a well-balanced diet. Nutrition is a huge key to success. Baby Galileo does the best job they can in providing wholesome foods for the children. They also like to explore and introduce new foods. As the child gets older they begin to introduce “finger-foods” and then later utensils. Baby Galileo in Jersey City provides healthy varieties such as cereal, crackers, fruits, vegetables, cheese, juice, milk and so on. The food schedule time goes as follows:

  • Breakfast: 9:00am-9:30am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Afternoon Snack: 3:00pm

Being that many daycare centers and preschools do not provide food for the children, it is a great relief to know that at Baby Galileo they not only provide food, but also provide a nutritious and enlightening food experience.

Lastly, I would like to tell you about how Baby Galileo Daycare and Preschool divides up their classes, so let’s jump right in.

Infant Room (0-12 months)

  • Individual cribs
  • Each child has their own primary caregiver
  • Changing stations with bathroom sinks
  • Written reports made daily
  • Lullabies and songs sand to babies daily
  • Individual feeding schedule and nap time
  • Infant CPR, background checked, fingerprinted staff

Youth Toddler Room (12-24 months)

  • Same as what is offered to children in the infant room as well as;
  • Other activities such as dancing, songs, learning parts of the body, circle time, colors, moods, counting and shapes
  • Outdoor group play in secured backyard
  • Migration to group meal and nap time
  • Toilet training process if needed
  • Take home learning activity

Toddler Room (24-36months)

  • 5 to 1 ratio
  • Circle time
  • Pre-k curriculum
  • Computer education in classroom with age appropriate software
  • Group meals and nap time
  • Self-feeding and table manners
  • Putty training every two hours if needed
  • Educational videos and materials
  • Changing stations with sinks
  • Infant CPR background checked, fingerprinted staff

Pre-K Room (36 months plus)

  • 8 to 1 ratio
  • Circle time with advanced pre-k curriculum
  • Computer education
  • Educational material
  • Educational videos
  •  Outdoor play time daily
  • Written report given daily
  • Group meals and nap time
  • Infant CPR, fingerprinted staff and background checked
  • Isolation area for sick child parent pick-up

 

With its organization skills Baby Galileo is a Daycare that is on top of making sure everything is being executed to their standards. If you haven’t been grabbed already, Galileo Dayare and Preschool in Jersey City also offers field trips to their children. They have recently visited places such as the Green Meadow Farm for pumpkin picking, Alstede Farms for strawberry picking to name a couple.

If Galileo Daycare and Preschool sound like the place for you please be sure to give their website a visit. You can find more information and the application there at www.babygalileo.org

I hope everyone is having a great School hunting experience.

Until next time!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

Gymboree Play and Music: The Gymboree of Jersey City

 

The Gymboree of Jersey City

I’m sure many of you have heard about Gymboree, the kiddie clothing store, but have any of you heard about Gymboree Play and Music? If you have, great! If not, do not panic; I am here to tell you all about the Gymboree Play and Music experience, a daycare for you and your little ones to enjoy.

The Gymboree of Jersey CityThe Gymboree of Jersey City

 

My Experience with Gymboree

First I would like to give you a little glimpse of the Gymboree daycare from my experience. Although my visit was to the Gymboree closest to me (Queens, New York), being that they are a large franchise that runs on a pretty tight ship I can only imagine that the Gymboree Play and Music Experience will be just as delightful in the Jersey City Area.

Gymboree Play and Music is the perfect place for parents to drop-of or take their little ones and enjoy a playful learning experience together. You’d be surprised how refreshing it is to sit in a circle and not only enjoy the laughter of your own little one but the playfulness of everyone that attends the class. The teachers that lead the classes are always full of energy and on top of their game when it comes to finding new ways to introduce fun and education to the little ones. One of the mothers I got to speak to said that she enjoyed the experience so much that when her child was no longer young enough to attend the classes, she decided to apply for a position because she truly loved the environment. How often do we hear that!

 

Classes offered

At Gymboree Play and Music they have numerous classes available for you and your little ones. Here you’ll be sure to find something that your little ones love. These classes include:

  • Gymboree Play & Learn Classes
    • Encourage development through play and learning through a seven level program
    • Supports child growth at their own pace
    • There are six divisions of this type of class, all broken down by age
      • 0-6 months
      • 6-10 months
      • 10-16 months
      • 12-22 months
      • 16-22 months
      • 22-28 months
      • 28-36 months
      • 3-5 years
  • Music Classes
    • These classes are made to develop your child’s love for music through song, dance, movement games and instruments
    • There are five different level of this class being offered, again divided by age
      • 6-16 months
      • 12-28 months
      • 28 months-5 years
      • 6 months-5 years
  • Art Classes
    • Hands-on art activities for the development of your child’s self-expression and imagination
    • Four different levels offered in this course:
      • 18-24 months
      • 24-36 months
      • 3-5 years
      • 18 months-5 years
  • Sports Classes
    • These classes are made to encourage healthy habits and become accustomed to exercise through fun and physical sports
    • There are two courses offered in this subject
      • Sports I: 3-5 years: For Children and Grown-ups
      • Sports II: 3-5 years: For Children only
  • Family Fun Classes
    • A class created for the larger families; parents and all children welcome.
    • Features activities dedicated to the group environment, siblings and friends
    • These are divided into three categories:
      • Family Gymboree Play and Learn: mobile- 5 years
      • Family Music: 6 months-5 years
      • Family Art: 18 months-5 years
  • School Skills Classes
    • Focuses on developing the social and intellectual skills needed to achieve in the school environment through language development, art, science, group play, etc.
    • Only one course available. Class is intended for children of the ages 3-5 years

A Full schedule of when each class is offered is available online (www.gymboreeclasses.com). Just be sure to find your location (Gymboree of Jersey City, 175 Newark Avenue) so that you can be sure that you are looking at the correct calendar.


Enrollment

Right now Gymboree of Jersey City is having a promotion, first month is $59 with no enrollment fee. To top that off, with this deal they also offer you one free class of your choosing.

Gymboree offers classes to both members and non-members. Prices vary by the classes that you choose. More classes, however, are made available to those who obtain a membership. If you would like to learn more about enrolment as a member, feel free to reach out to them to see what would work for you.

If you’ve ever said to yourself “I wish there was someplace different we can take the kids” then Gymboree Play and Music may be the place you’re looking for. I know that I enjoyed myself when I went for my visit.

Not convinced yet? Pay them a visit! It’ll be a great opportunity to ask any questions that you may have as well as be able to get a tour of what they have to offer in their fun little tike’s gym of a daycare. While you’re there, be sure to ask them about the discounts they offer to newly enrolled members at their clothing stores, such a great benefit!

Happy Care hunting everyone!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

Bright Start Pre-School and Day Care; A little care center in Jersey City

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all staying warm. As the weather gets chilly you may all be looking for a place to take your child which is all fun, education and the best care for your child during this transitioning period. Perhaps what you’re looking for is a day care center, so let’s talk about it! Today I have a day care center for you all; Bright Start Pre-School and day care center.

 

Overview

Bright Start Pre-School and day care is a center for infants, toddlers and early childhood. At this day care they understand the importance of first making the child feel comfortable by providing a smooth transition from home to day care. They make sure that the program is not only as convenient as it can be for the parents but also a comfortable place and environment for the children. Bright Start understands that many of their customers are working parents, so they have a couple of programs available at affordable pricing with different schedules available. They know that it’s important for parents to be able to plan around their work schedule. The day care center also has an open door policy; parents are always welcome to visit.

 

Bright Start Pre-School and Day care Schedules

Full day Schedule: Monday- Thursday 6:30am-6:30 pm

Half-Day Schedule: Morning Group: 6:30am-12:30pm

                 Afternoon Group: 12:30pm-6:30pm

The day care and faculty is very accommodating so if there is a different time frame that would work for you I am sure they would be willing to accommodate you. If you are interested in seeing a specific schedule that Bright Start follows feel free to visit their website at www.bright-start-childcare.com

 

Curriculums offered

Infants and Toddlers: Focuses on helping children learn to transition and feel comfortable being with caregivers/teachers.

Early Childhood: Focuses more on things such as their socio-emotional development. The caregivers/teachers for the children of these ages will take this time to develop a strategy that works best for each child in terms of how they learn.

Pre-School: For children of this age group, bright start has a curriculum that addresses literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts and technology.

Layout of the Classrooms

At Bright Start, classrooms are setup in a manner in which each area is divided and assigned as a specific area, like a reading area for example. They have multiple designated areas, some of which are the block center, dramatic area, arts and crafts, library center, science area, sand and water center and the outdoor play area. Each area is designated to enforce a certain section of their curriculum which I think is wonderful; it helps you know that everything within the room holds a purpose to your child’s learning future.

 

Daily Requirements

One of the things that the Bright Start pre-school day care requires is that parents bring their child to the center prepared with necessities. These necessities include:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Food
  • Formula
  • Snacks Lunch for the day

Extra Activities

If you’re looking for a school that will help your little ones venture out into the world well I have good news! At Bright start Pre-school and day care they actually take the children on field trips. There aren’t any specifics as to what field trips they will be going on, however, on their site they do have many pictures of field trips they have attended thus far. Some of the places they have recently visited are as follows:

  • The Park
  • Swimming Pool for swimming lessons
  • Bowling Alley
  • Petting Zoo

The children all wear the same shirts on field trip days so that everyone is in uniform.

So Mommies and Daddy’s, if you like what you’re hearing so far give their website a visit! You can take a look at their classroom and field trip pictures for yourself! See if it looks like an environment for you and your child. Also, I truly recommend visiting their site so that you can read what other parents have said about their experience with this care center. One Father briefly shares his story as to how Bright Start helped his son to speak and how other pre-schools (three) rejected his son previously because he could not speak prior to this experience. So if you would like to hear other stories from parents you can read what these parents have posted directly onto the website (http://www.bright-start-childcare.com/comments.html) This link will take you directly to these comments.

Wishing everyone a happy school/day care hunt!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

Bright Start Pre-School and Day Care; A little care center in Jersey City

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all staying warm. As the weather gets chilly you may all be looking for a place to take your child which is all fun, education and the best care for your child during this transitioning period. Perhaps what you’re looking for is a day care center, so let’s talk about it! Today I have a day care center for you all; Bright Start Pre-School and day care center.

Bright Start Pre-School and day care is a center for infants, toddlers and early childhood. At this day care they understand the importance of first making the child feel comfortable by providing a smooth transition from home to day care. They make sure that the program is not only as convenient as it can be for the parents but also a comfortable place and environment for the children. Bright Start understands that many of their customers are working parents, so they have a couple of programs available at affordable pricing with different schedules available. They know that it’s important for parents to be able to plan around their work schedule. The day care center also has an open door policy; parents are always welcome to visit.

Bright start pre-school and day care is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am-6:30 pm, which is the full day schedule for those of you who would prefer your child to be enrolled into that schedule. They also offer a half day schedule, which is divided up into two groups; the morning group is open from 6:30am-12:30pm. The afternoon schedule begins at 12:30pm and ends at 6:30pm. These are the three set schedules that are available in this daycare, however, the day care and faculty is very accommodating so if there is a different time frame that would work for you I am sure they would be willing to accommodate you. If you are interested in seeing a specific schedule that Bright Start follows feel free to visit their website at www.bright-start-childcare.com

One of the things that the Bright Start pre-school day care requires is that parents bring their child to the center prepared with necessities such as diapers, wipes, food and formula for infants; parents with toddlers are to bring their child prepared with their snacks and lunch for the day.

At Bright Start Pre-School and day care they offer three different curriculums; one for infants and toddlers, another for early childhood and the last one is the curriculum set for the children attending for preschool. The curriculum for infants and toddlers mainly focuses on helping the children learn to transition and feel comfortable being with caregivers/teachers. Children that will be following the early childhood curriculum will be focusing more on things such as their socio-emotional development. The caregivers/teachers for the children of these ages will take this time to develop a strategy that works best for each child in terms of how they learn. Lastly, for children that will be attending for the bright start pre-school curriculum will have more focuses on a larger scale. For children of this age group, bright start has a curriculum that addresses literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts and technology.

Now, let’s talk a little bit about how this center is set up. At Bright Start, classrooms are setup in a manner in which each area is divided and assigned as a specific area, like a reading area for example. They have multiple designated areas, some of which are the block center, dramatic area, arts and crafts, library center, science area, sand and water center and the outdoor play area. Each area is designated to enforce a certain section of their curriculum which I think is wonderful; it helps you know that everything within the room holds a purpose to your child’s learning future.

If you’re looking for a school that will help your little ones venture out into the world well I have good news! At Bright start Pre-school and day care they actually take the children on field trips. There aren’t any specifics as to what field trips they will be going on, however, on their site they do have many pictures of field trips they have attended. They have taken the children to the park, to a swimming pool on a swimming lesson and to a bowling alley from what I can see. The children all wear the same shirts on field trip days so that everyone is in uniform.

So mommies and daddys, if you like what you’re hearing so far give their website a visit! You can take a look at their classroom and field trip pictures for yourself! See if it looks like an environment for you and your child. Also, I truly recommend visiting their site so that you can read what other parents have said about their experience with this care center. One Father briefly shares his story as to how Bright Start helped his son to speak and how other pre-schools (three) rejected his son previously because he could not speak prior to this experience. So if you would like to hear other stories from parents you can read what these parents have posted directly onto the website (http://www.bright-start-childcare.com/comments.html) This link will take you directly to these comments.

Wishing everyone a happy school/day care hunt!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

Schools and Day Cares In Jersey City

Schools and Day Cares In Jersey City

Many of you have found the right schools for your children. However, if you’re still searching, this might help you :

Bright Horizon in Jersey City And Hoboken now

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All Saints Day School :                                  

We invite you to visit and experience first-hand how an All Saints Education takes children Beyond the Books. http://www.allsaintsdayschool.org/

Early Learning Academy

Go a little further in depth with the early learning academy at www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/early-learning-academy

 

 Early Beginnings Day School

More info. can be found at www.earlybeginningsdayschool.com

Want to go learn more about this school? Read my previous blog focused only on this school at www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/early-beginnings-day-school-in-jersey-city

The Smart Start Academy

Want more information on Smart Start Academy? Check out my previous blog: www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/start-smart-academy-in-jersey-city

 

Primary Prep

More on Primary Prep? Read my previous blog at: www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/primary-prep-in-jersey-city

Waterfront Montessori

Read more on Waterfront Montessori in jersey City at my previous blog: www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/waterfront-montessori-in-jersey-city

 Stevens Cooperative School

  • Applications are available on their website (www.stevenscoop.org). Applications are still being accepted while interviews spaces are still available.

Read more about Stevens Cooperative School: www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/stevens-cooperative-school

The Garden Preschool Cooperative

More on the Garden Preschool Cooperative: www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/the-garden-preschool-cooperative

Hamilton Park Montessori School

Read more about Hamilton Park at: www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/hamilton-park-montessori-school

Hudson Montessori School

To read more on Hudson Montessori school and to see the specific times and tuition costs available for each program please visit my previous blog at www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/hudson-montessori-school-in-jersey-city

BelovED Community Charter School

More on BelovED Community Charter School at: www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/beloved-community-charter-school

 

The Golden Door Charter School

Read more about The Golden Door Charter School at: www.jcfamilies.com/profiles/blogs/the-golden-door-charter-school

 

 

Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City

 

Hi everyone! Before I begin speaking about Soaring Heights Charter School I would like to begin with something that is handed out to the parents and students (on the first day of classes I presume) that is to be agreed and signed upon:

STUDENT: I understand as a student of Soaring Heights Charter School, I agree to the following:

1.)   I will come to school ready to learn.
2.) I will have each day’s homework completed and ready to hand in.
3.) I will work to reach the highest expectations.
4.) I will respect my teachers.
Parents will acknowledge this contract by signing and returning it to school.

I wanted to begin this post with this agreement because I believe it shows the schools character. It shows what the Soaring Heights Charter School deems as important and so will be in turn be implementing in their students all throughout kindergarten to eighth grade. It’s a pretty smart way to start the school year if you ask me. It shows the child, and the parents, what lies ahead of them as well as teaches the child that they themselves are beginning to be more and more responsible for their own actions.

Keeping with the theme, the Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City has some strict policies on school arrival and departure time. The school allows for children to arrive at the school at 7:55 a.m. at the earliest and to stay after school up until 2:45 pm the latest, unless they will be participating in an after school program. The time is so strictly set because if a child is to arrive before the arrival time (which is earlier than the regular school day for those who would like to enjoy breakfast) they would be there unsupervised. The same goes for a child that stays in the school past the departure time.

In regards to school breakfast, as I stated above, the Soaring Heights Charter school offers students breakfast starting at 7:55am. Now, both school breakfast and lunch is offered and available to students, however it is not free. Parents are required to pay for school meals on a weekly basis. Parents are to send either a check or cash along with a completed menu to the school by Friday for your child to receive lunch. I am not sure on the schools policy on reduced or free lunch but as I always say, it doesn’t hurt to ask. So if you are interested or feel your child should be eligible for free lunch ask the school administration. They should lead you in the right direction.

At the Soaring Heights Charter School a school uniform is required. Students are required to wear khaki, black or navy pants, skirts or jumpers. They are to wear plain solid white shirts or sweaters. The shirts could also be of the solid colors light blue or navy. The following clothing items are not allowed:

  • Leggings, jeggings, skinny fit pants, jeans or tight fitting pants
  • Hats
  • Open toed shoes
  • Baggy clothing items

There is also a gym uniform requirement at the Soaring heights. Students are required to wear either sweatpants or shots with sweatshirts that are all black without any stripes or writing with the exception of the school logo. The shirt is required to have the school logo. The sneakers must have white soles and say “no skid marks” on the sole; I am not too sure on the reasoning for this, so be sure to ask if you have any questions.

 

Interested in applying to the Soaring Heights Charter School? Well the school is currently accepting applications. Simply visit their website at www.soaringheightscharterschool.com/application.php and click on the link to download the pdf version of the application. Print it, fill it out and mail the application form to the following address; Soaring Heights Charter School 1 Romar Avenue Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. The annual lottery will be held soon, on January 13th at 6:00pm so be sure to get those application forms in!

If you would like a follow-up on if the school received your application form, give the school a call. Remember to give the mail man enough time for delivery. And as always, happy school hunting!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

Related Blogs: The Learning Community Charter School, Golden Door Charter School, Charter schools in Jersey City

The Ethical Community Charter School

If you’re looking for a school that treats character building just as important as it does learning the academics then The Ethical Community Charter School might be for you! This is a school that encourages as much student participation as possible; they encourage the students to ask questions and form their own opinions. This school takes advantage of the arts and uses it as a movement to integrate both fun and learning into one. They do a great job at mixing community into the learning aspect of the school. Some things you ought to know right away? Admissions! The admission process for the 2014-2015 school year is currently open. The closing date for admissions is on January 7th, 2014. There will be a lottery held on Thursday January 16th at 7pm in the school cafeteria. The lottery is the way in which this school chooses the students for the following year, that way everyone has an equal opportunity. If you wish to apply to this school you can find the application form on their website (http://www.teccs-jc.org/).

Also, if before you apply you would prefer to pay the school a visit then no problem! The school hosts tours every Friday at 9:30 am by appointment. All you have to do is send an email to [email protected] or give them a phone call at (201)984-4151 and book your appointment.

The Ethical Community Charter School in Jersey City is a school open for children in Kindergarten to the eighth grade. The curriculum for each grade group is made up by focusing and mixing three different elements. In the curriculum the staff incorporates responsive learning, multidisciplinary core curriculum and project-based learning. This style of teaching can accomplish many goals academically within the same time. For example, while students are being taught about information in one subject that are simultaneously using and strengthening their writing skills. This is one of the main goals at the Ethical Community Center School.

As I mentioned before, the Ethical Community Charter School fully believes in teaching children not only to act responsibly and how to treat each other but what it means to have responsibility. They take it upon themselves to instill in each child the meanings and reasoning behind respect. Teachers will take classroom opportunities to create a teaching lesson; every moment counts right? And if you feel that you would like a little more of this ethics style program the Ethical Community Charter School in Jersey City also has a C.A.R.E (Contributing to the community, Achieving excellence, Respecting yourself and others, and Exhibiting self-control) program in place to take this ideal a step further.

At The Ethical Community Charter School in Jersey City they also feel strongly on child health. Because of this, the school has rid of all of their vending machines. They use the lunch program as an opportunity to teach and educate the students about healthy eating habits.

If you’re looking for a school that takes every opportunity available to them and the students to be turned into a learning experience then the Ethical Community Charter School just may be for you. It is a caring environment that places high values on respect. So feel free to visit their website or visit the school itself on any Friday. Just be sure to do it soon as the application deadlines for the next school year is coming up.

As always, Happy School Hunting!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

Related Blogs: Golden Door Charter School, The Learning Community Charter School, Charter schools in Jersey City

Jersey City Community Charter School: Planning skills that shows

 

Looking for a school whose goal it is to ensure the cognitive development of students? A school with the drive and the staff that is dedicated to the development of themselves in order to properly educate each child in attending? Well then, it is time to talk about Jersey City Community Charter School!

At Jersey City Community Charter School they make it their business to provide an innovative learning experience for the students. They believe on promoting “self-directed, life learning skills and facilitate the students ability to make responsible decisions” as stated on their website. They are well equipped to deliver such a promise by Academic and non-academic goals that the school has in place. These goals are easily accessible in just a click away (http://jcccsonline.org/goals-objectives/). Take a good look at what these goals are and how they are each divided. If you’re one for clear and concise schedules and objectives then this page in particular should spark your interest, so give it a try!

At Jersey City Community Charter School they believe firmly in eliminating any sort of outside distraction in the school environment. Because of this, they have a very strict policy concerning toys and electronics. The Jersey City Community Charter School is very adamant about keeping any toys and electronic games out of the school environment and so they have a confiscating rule towards it. If any child brings any of these items to the school they will be confiscated and will not be returned. If this is something that concerns you, you may want to talk to administration. If not, then perhaps like many parents this will just make you happy to hear that the Jersey City Community Charter School is concentrating on keeping your child focused on the important task at hand.

What about food you ask? You guessed it, lunch and breakfast are provided by the school for the children. The lunch application forms get distributed on the first day of school to be sent home with the child and to be filled out as soon as possible. Children who are not going to be eating the school lunch are still required to submit a lunch application form just so that they are on file. Once you submit the lunch application form you will be notified as to how much, if at all, the lunch will be costing you. So be sure to keep an eye out for that form and again fill it out as soon as possible.

 

Lastly, if the idea of no electronic entertainment might have scared you a little bit, I’m here to tell you that what has been taken away, is up for with the different classes and activities offered by Jersey City Community Charter School. The school offers up many interesting classes such as classes with scientists, teachers, animators, artists and programmers who are passionate about what they do. In classes such as Sponge Lab where the students are introduced to technology and interactive media, or classes like OpenClass, where teachers use a learning environment to help bring social learning and interactive experiences as a learning mechanism. Best of all these classes are open to everyone and free of charge. The school also hosts events throughout the year to get everyone together such as movie nights. How great is that!

Now if anything here has sparked your interests I strongly encourage you to give the school a call and see if you can plan a tour date for yourself and even your little one. I’m sure it’ll be an easy bit of information to get a hold of, being how impressed the Jersey City Community Charter School has left me by the skills they possess in clear and concise organization. And as always, Happy School hunting Everyone!

Four years ago Vanessa Morales set out on a mission to become a school guidance counselor. Ever since, her eyes have been open to how the education system has been struggling, leading her to the path where she is now; researching on ways to better the education system that exists for young ones. She notes and blogs what she has found that has been working and continues to attend college to further educate herself on what can and needs to be done.

Learning Community Charter School: A school with a place for every child

 

Hi everyone! I’m here to tell you a bit about yet another school- The Learning Community Charter School. The Learning Community Charter School is an independent public school located in Jersey City. The school is just a block away from Lincoln Park for those of you who would love a nearby park to take your little ones to. The Learning Community Charter School serves to educate children between the grades Pre-K through the 8th Grade. The Pre-K classes aim to have at most 15 students in each class and classes from Kindergarten to the 8th grade aim to have about 20 students in each class. Want to pay the school a visit for yourself? Feel free to stop by on Monday December 16th for a tour at 6 and 6:30. There is no need to RSVP. There will also be a later tour date available on  Friday, January 3rd at 9:30 and 10am.

 

The Admission process for the learning community charter school in Jersey City is done in a lottery style fashion. Applicants must apply to the school within the deadline. The lottery determines, at random, who is accepted to the school and who is placed on the waiting list. Those on the waiting list will be contacted once an opening occurs. If no response is made then the school will move on to the next person on the list. The list of applicants is refreshed every year, re-using the lottery method. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now being accepted at the Learning Community Charter School now up till Friday January 3rd at 3pm.

At the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City both breakfast and lunch are made available at the school to the students. The calendar for what meals will be made available on a daily basis is up on the schools website (www.lccsnj.org) for the parents to download if interested. There is a calendar both for the breakfast menu and for the lunch menu to lessen any confusion. As in many schools, lunch is provided at a slight cost. The student breakfast cost $1.60. The student lunch comes at a little more of a cost, $3.00. Now, if you think you would qualify to receive free or reduced lunch there is an application link available on the website. The cost of the reduced breakfast is $0.30 and the cost for the reduced lunch is $0.40, so please do take advantage of the reduced/free meal option if it is available for you.

 

While looking at the curriculum and classes offered at the Learning Community Charter School I was sort of taken a back when I saw the extensive list. Many of the things offered are for sure not mandatory to be provided, which is great to see. It gives me the feeling that this school truly does care to give its students an experience that they will forever appreciate. Yes, the school of course offers English Language arts, math, science, physical education and social studies. But the courses that put an extra smile on my face were visual arts, wingspan arts (which is a non-profit program that all students from 5th grade to 8th grade engage in for an hour once a week exposing them to performing, visual, media and literary arts), hip hop elements, play at poetry, digital photography and graphic design (designs the yearbook), Afro- Caribbean drumming and step it up (where students learn to step; make rhythmic patterns using their hands and feet). There are so many options here for each child that wherever they choose to go they should learn, grow and most importantly experience something new to help them feel more comfortable or “at home” in their school.

Learning Community Charter SchooYou may be overwhelmed with all of the course options I just threw at you but be prepared for one more thing; the THINK TANK after school program at the learning community charter school. The think tank after school program is offered daily from 3:15-6 pm and from 12:20-6 pm on most half days. It is set in place for both activities and homework help. There are three sessions of this program each year and they do require a fee. If you or your child is interested in attending the after school program please contact the school for more information on how the payment works. They are willing to work with families who may not be able to afford the entire payment. No child left behind right? Also, students are allowed to do a one day drop in at the after school program but also at a charge; usually $18 but again, contact the school if this does not work for you and see what they can do. It never hurts to take the chance especially with a school that is willing to help.

The Learning Community Charter School sounding good for you so far? Don’t forget the applications are due by January 3rd! Also, remember you can drop into any of the upcoming tours on Monday December 16th and Friday January 3rd. Hope it is the school for you! Happy School Searching!

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The Golden Door Charter School

 

Still looking for the perfect school? In need of a school that’s heading in the right direction? A school that focuses on the achievements of each child “no exceptions, no excuses”. Well then, it is time to talk about The Golden Door Charter School! The Golden Door Charter School is a school located on 3044 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. So let’s talk about a bit of what Golden Door Charter School has to offer.

 

At Golden Door Charter School, they strive to provide parents and students with a safe and high quality learning environment for each and every student that attends. To get an idea of the curriculum in place at Golden Door, it is important to know that the lessons at Golden door follow the guidelines of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. This is to ensure that each child in every classroom is guaranteed a well-rounded education. To go a step further, Golden Door Charter School offers their students the chance to take a course in foreign language, music and art. They also offer health and physical education to instill in the minds of our young ones the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Want to know what grabbed me when checking out the Golden Door Charter School? Simple! The fact that accessing the specific curriculum available at the Golden Door Charter School is just a click away. On their website, the Golden Door Charter School has available the curriculum overviews. It is easy to find exact curriculum your child would be placed into. The links to each curriculum is divided by subject and by class grades; so simple! So if you would like to check out the class environment your child would be placed into please do visit their website at www.goldendoorschool.org . Simply click on the previous link and then on that page go to academics and then curriculum overviews. There you will see a list of each curriculum.

Next thing you should know about Golden Door Charter School is their uniform policy. At Golden Door they are very strict with uniforms. Each child is to come to school in their uniform daily. This means your child shall attend school in their proper uniform (varies from class grades) from head to toe. If your child is out of uniform, the school will contact you so that you can bring in the proper uniform for your child.

Food time! At Golden Door they provide breakfast and lunch for each child. Some may be eligible for free or reduced fare meals depending on the income eligibility guidelines provided on the Federal income chart. If you do not think you will qualify I would like to tell you the pricing for each meal. For a student that has to pay the full fare, breakfast will cost $1.35 and lunch will cost $2.50 daily. For a reduced fare student, breakfast will cost $.30 and lunch will cost $.40 daily. Students are not required to bring their lunch money with them. The school has a FSS PositiveID system in place; which is a system where your child’s finger will be recognized to uncover their account that you the parent sets up in the way of your choosing. This way, your child will be the only one who has access to their own meals, which in my opinion is great to hear.

 

The Golden Door Charter School has plenty more to offer, like their aftercare program and their anti-bullying policy. From what I can see, there’s something here to love for everyone. If this is the school for you requesting an application form is just a click away! Simply visit their website (posted above) and click on the “For Parents” tab up top. Once on that page, there will be a link on the side that says Request to Attend. Once you’ve filled out that form submit it and you’re one step closer to the school that’s right for you. Easy as one, two, three! So I urge you all to take a look at their website or even set up a visit where you can get a walk-through the school and experience the Golden Door experience for yourself. See if this school is right for you and your little one. And as always, Happy School Hunting!

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