All Saints Episcopal Day School Summer 2016 Camp

All Saints Episcopal Day School Summer Camp

Register Today for One of Our Summer Camp Programs!

Early Childhood Camp (entering Nursery through Kindergarten)

Two weeks June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9am-1pm
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; one week $300, two weeks $550

Come explore during our “Around the World Camp.” This year students will be exploring Asia, Antarctica and Australia through delicious cooking, wild world games, awesome art and more! We also have scheduled a visit from Guitar Bob and Mr. Hans’ Gym on Wheels.

Early Childhood Camp Half Day (entering PreK through Kindergarten)
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9am-1:00pm, 
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; one week $550, two weeks $1,000

All the benefits from Early childhood camp plus an extended day program! Prepare your child for our all day program with this awesome offering which will also include Super Soccer Stars, Crossfit and Ms. Eddie’s cooking and crafts.

Elementary and Middle School Camp (entering Grades 1-7)
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1

Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; 9am-3:30pm, Aftercare Available until 6:30 $20/day, $80/week

one week $550, two weeks $1,000

Extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including World Games, Cooking, Yoga, Trivia, and Art at All Saints Day Camp.  We are happy to announce that this year the theme, “Around The World,” will visit the continents of Asia (week 1) and Australia and Antarctica (week 2).  Camp will include tie-dying, group challenges, and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake AND the Asbury Park Splash Ground, along with a handmade camp memory book.  A final group trivia game and slideshow will round out each week.

Art Camp for entering Grades 1 through 6

Week of August 8-12, 9am-3pm 
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am

Aftercare Available 3:30-6:30, $20/day, $80/week
$500 for the week

Taught by our very own Ms. Therres, this Camp is a must the young artist in your life. Explore figure drawing, painting out in nature, building kinetic sculptures and more! Students will also “step into an artwork,” exploring a painting from history and recreating it live. A trip to a local art studio will also be a part of our week. The cost for this camp includes all materials!


We’re excited to offer a STEM camp this summer.  Your child will learn about circuits, robotics and much more!  They will even create wearable circuits that they can take home! It will be a week of exploration, innovation and creativity. Students will also spend time outside each day.

STEM camp is a full day, week-long program.  Students entering Grades 5 – 8 may enroll in the first week of camp; students entering Grades 1 – 4 may enroll in the second week of STEM camp.

Camp Dates:

July 11th – Week 1 Begins; open to students entering Grades 5-8

July 18th – Week 2 Begins; open to students entering Grades 1-4

Camp will begin at 8:30 AM each morning, with an option to register for before care starting at 8:00AM.  Aftercare is available for participating students and runs from 3:30PM – 6:30 PM.

The cost for the camp is $560. Before care if free; after care is $20/day’ $80/week

All Saints “Around the World” Summer Camp

Does your school get out early?  Before the Fourth of July weekend?  Well, extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including World Games, Cooking, Yoga, Trivia, and Art at All Saints Day Camp.  We are happy to announce that this year the theme, “Around The World,” will visit the continents of Asia (week 1) and Australia and Antarctica (week 2).  Camp will include tie-dying, group challenges to compete for points (to help you with the final group trivia at the end of the week), and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake AND the Asbury Park Splash Ground, along with a handmade camp memory book.  A final group trivia game and slideshow will round out each week.

This camp is for students entering First Grade through Seventh Grade.  Each day, families should send their children to camp with a snack and lunch (unless otherwise noted on the daily schedule).  Each child will receive a camp t-shirt (week 1) that they will tie-dye (note all campers will get a t-shirt, but if they only come week 2 it will not be tie-dyed).

Camp begins at 8:30 each morning and ends at 3:30 each afternoon, with extended care available until 6:00pm for an additional charge.  At $1,000 for both weeks or $550 for a single week, and $20 per day and only $80 for the full week for aftercare, this summer camp is the most exciting, action-packed and cost-effective summer child care available.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Camp Directors

Ronnie Loving: [email protected]

Rachel Therres: [email protected]


School Directory For Jersey City & Hoboken


Pre Schools/day Cares in Jersey City

The French American Academy 

The French American Academy offers an early-start, gradual immersion, dual language education to students from Nursery through 5th grade. The Middle School (6th to 8th grade) will open in 2016.

The FAA has three campuses in New Jersey : New Milford, Morris Plains and Jersey City.

209 Third Street,

NJ 07302

Please register for a tour at [email protected] .

Please register for a tour at [email protected]              


The Brunswick School 

189 Brunswick Street,Jersey City, Nj 07302, ph.201-420-1550

The Brunswick School is getting closer and closer to announcing its opening date! While we complete our finishing touches and finalize some more Open Information Sessions and Open House dates, we invite all inquiring families to schedule a private appointment with our director to hear details about our entire program! Work long hours?

We have availability weekday evenings and weekends to better accommodate your busy schedule! Email [email protected] or call (201) 420-1550 today to schedule your one on one session to find out why The Brunswick School is the school for you!





152 Plaza 3
Jersey City , NJ 07311
(201) 433-6370



707 Washington St.

Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 792-0736

Viaquenti Preschool 

285 Newark Ave,

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Viaquenti Preschool is delighted to be serving children 4 months – 1st grade at two convenient locations in downtown Jersey City!
Our programs strive to enrich students by developing active learners with an international focus. 
Offering bilingual studies and Spanish Immersion afterschool programs.
Now enrolling for 2015-2016 academic year AND our exciting Summer Camp Program!



The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool 

115 Park Avenue – Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool is part of the United Synagogue of Hoboken.  We are a Jewish preschool open to families of all faiths, and committed to providing play-based, high-quality early childhood education to all children.



201 Marin Blvd, Unit 1A

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 793-8949




338 Grove Street

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 918-5623




462 Central Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 461-6161



41 Tuers Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 333-8844




150 Warren St #108

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-5600

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City
210 9th Street
Jersey City, 07306



301 Garden St,

Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 792-3688




242 10th St # 5

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 309-0440



1 McWilliams Pl #206

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 533-1910



10 Regent Street,

Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

(201) 516-0700



508 Grand St

Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 744-9775



Key Information About the School:  Smart Start Academy

SSA accept infants 6 weeks old and up till age 5 years

They offer 2 day program ( t/th)
3 days program (m/w/f)
5 days program (m-f)
Half day program until 12:30 pm 5 days a week

After school program is called  “social enrichment program” (3:30pm -7 pm)

SSA follow the creative curriculum now Reggio Emila Approach

Open House Dates:

Sept 12 we will use the school fair as our open house
Oct 18 (462 Central ave Jersey City loc) 1 pm- 3 pm 
Nov 15 (552 9th st Hoboken loc) 1 pm-3 pm
Dec 13  ( 462 Central Ave Jersey city loc) 1 pm- 3 pm
Smart Start Academy
552 9TH ST
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 461-6363

Pre Schools/day Cares in Jersey City


Apple Montessori Schools Hoboken

Two locations: 1055 Maxwell Lane & 221 River Street


For over 40 years, Apple Montessori Schools have set exceptional standards for early childhood and elementary education. Nurturing the unique potential of each child is the core of all we do.



Pre Schools/day Cares in Jersey City

Tessa International School


Tessa International School is a new school, opening in Hoboken in 2016, which welcomes children from preschool to kindergarten.
Your children will receive a world-class education based on the most successful international models, enabling them to thrive in the increasingly global 21st century.
Our curriculum includes French or Spanish immersion tracks, delivered by experienced and caring educators who consider the whole child.
Meet the Head of School and learn more about Tessa’s curriculum and admissions process, by signing up for an upcoming Open House session or by contacting us:
Tessa International School is conveniently located in the heart of Hoboken, in the Monroe Center: 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.


3044 John F Kennedy Blvd W

Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 795-4400



248 Luis Marin Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 434-2405

How to Look for GOOD Day Care Centers in Jersey City for your Child

In order to find a good day care center in Jersey City for your child, it takes a lot of work and effort. Search engines are a great way to start looking for day care centers. Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing are reliable ones to start with. Once you get the results, you browse through them and assess them based on several different ways.

In reviewing them, there are several ways to assess the day care center.

  1. number of star ratings
  2. parental reviews
  3. pictures that are listed
  4. location of the day care center
  5. Time that the day care center opens and closes
  6. Number of teachers and student teachers in the center

In finding the best day care center for your child, you first have to ask yourself what your child needs. For example does your child like small classes or big classes? Are there art classes offered? Are the teachers licensed to be qualified to take care of your child? Are facilitates adequate enough to provide heat during the winter and air conditioning during the summer? These are important questions to consider when choosing the right day care center for your child.

If you want to know more about whether the day care center is right for your child, you can try to meet up with a parent whose child is in that day care center. If you are not able to meet with that parent, you can try to shadow the day care center. You can bring your child with you and see if your child likes the place. In all times, the day care centers would not charge you a fee for doing that.

Day care centers usually run from 8 am in the morning till 6 pm in the afternoon. You can pick up your child early if you want. Lunch and snacks are provided to your child. In the morning, your child studies academic subjects such as Math and English. In the afternoon, your child plays in activities such as sports, art, and music.

What does research has to say about this

The more that your child enjoys the time spent in the day care center, the better your child will be in terms of academic and social development. In knowing whether or not your child likes the day care center, you should always initiate the conversation with your child when he or she gets home. For example you should ask about what activities that they have done and learned.

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

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 ( 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.

Waterfront Montessori in Jersey City


Waterfront Montessori is a Baccalaureate school for children aging between the toddler and middle school years. They are a school that is built upon passion for education. There are two ways you can find out more information about this school. One is to please continue reading this blog and I will inform you on more of this schools beliefs and programs. The other option is to visit them for yourselves! Waterfront Montessori school located in Jersey City is having an open house on Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To attend this open house (or any their open house that they offer the following months) be sure to visit their website ( in order to register for the date you wish to visit.

When you first visit the main website of Waterfront Montessori there are three big words sitting at the very top. “Engaging. Exciting. Joyful.” Those three words are the three words this school believes defines what aspects in education and schooling systems can bring about the best outcome for your children. What can I say, those words grabbed me!

At Waterfront Montessori, located in Jersey City, they offer education for children of the ages 2 through Grade 8. They also offer a specific program, the IB Middle Years Program for students in grades 6 to grade 8. In this school they are very passionate about education. They believe in providing each child the individual experience they each need in order to grow and achieve. They believe that it is not their duty to shape each child, but instead that it is their duty to provide them with the essentials that they need to become their own success; encouraging each child to acknowledge and grow from his or her own set of gifts and interests.


The curriculum in place at Waterfront Montessori is one unique to most schools. The curriculum in place is designed to offer structure and guidance for the students while at the same time maintaining the feeling of freedom and choice for each child to roam. In this school they feel this is an important process for each child because it promotes a bigger sense of self-awareness as well as producing children to be self-confident, well balanced, and focused on whatever their interests may be.

There are five different programs available in Waterfront Montessori in Jersey City. Each program is divided by age groups, guaranteeing the proper education for each child placed in this school system. The programs available in Waterfront Montessori are as follows:

The Toddler Program:

  • For children of the ages 2-3
  • Designed as a stepping stone for children to step away from their home and begin to feel comfortable in a school environment for the very first time.
  • Classroom designed so that the children can explore
  • Activities are in place to promote self-care, develop motor skills, and begin to concentrate and absorb multi-step directions and to develop social skills.


The Primary Program:

  • For children of the age group for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4
  • Promotes language and language skills, writing, reading, mathematics, science, geography and culture subject areas
  • A learning environment that provides order, encourages exploration, encourages choice amongst many other forms of structure

The Kindergarten Program:

  • For children of the ages 5-6
  • It is an extension of the primary program and a transition to the Elementary program
  • The space between the children in the kindergarten program and the primary program is shared, promoting and providing guidance for the younger children from the older ones and leadership for the older children, helping them to reinforce what they have mastered in their previous years.
  • Offers more advanced activities, both as an entire group and within their classroom groupings

The Elementary Program

  • For children in grades 1-5
  • Transitioning the children from thinking concretely to making more abstract thoughts
  • Curriculum of the sciences, computers and technology, mathematics, literacy and literature, social sciences, history, world geography and civics
  • The use of different art forms (such as art, music, poetry, etc.) to lend excitement to the day of each student

The Middle School Program

  • For children in grades 6-8
  • Provides a structure of academic challenge that encourages the students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world
  • Students are required to study two languages, sciences, mathematics, humanities, arts, physical education and technology

Think one or all of these programs sound like something that would work for yourself and your child? Then why not take a closer look for yourself! As I stated earlier, Waterfront Montessori in Jersey City is having an open house Wednesday November 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. If you cannot make this date but are very interested they have other dates available, one in December and another in January. Just be sure to visit the Waterfront Montessori website and register for the date that works for you! Happy School search!

Related Blogs:The Brunswick School,The French American Academy,The Waldo School,Early Beginnings Day School,List of Other Schools

Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jersey City


Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jersey City

Have you ever heard of Our Lady of Czestochowa School of Jersey City? No? Well this blog post may be just for you! It’s time to talk about Our Lady of Czestochowa and all of the advantages that it can offer for you and your child.

Our Lady of Czestochowa is a private school located in Jersey City It is a catholic elementary school located on the waterfront. At this school they promote the growth of a child not only intellectualy but spiritualy, emotionaly, physically, moraly and socially as well. Their goal is to support your child in developing to their fullest potential, helping them achieve their goals in the lifelong process. In fact, right on their website they claim they are commited to “developing attitudes that will enable the child to have deeper relationships with God” along with “providing a curriculum that gives consideration to each child’s interest, potential and giftedness” and also “encouraging both parental and community participation”. A mission that I think may be hard to find a negative in.

If you’re looking for a location that is up and coming, Our Lady of Czestochowa has it! The school is located in a rapidly developing area along the Hudson River waterfront, often refered to as the “Gold Coast”. It is slowly becoming one of the main financial and business centers of the East Coast; a great sight to see.


Sounding good so far? Let’s talk about tuition rates. The tuition rate at OLC for this school yea changes depending on the grade in which your child would be in. If your child is in grades kindergarten to grade two then the tuition rate is $8800. However, if your child is attending OLC in grades three to grade eight then the tuition rate becomes $6800. Unfortunatly on their web page it does not seem to state anything about financial aid. But as I stated in one of my previous blog posts (go take a look!) it never hurts to ask! You can get into contact with this school and see if they have any financial aid options available or that they are accepting.

At OLC in Jersey City there are many opportunities for your children to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jersey Citythrive. Along with their great school curriculum and school calendar (which is available on their website under the “Parents” tab) Old offers a variety of activities. At this school they do offer athletic sports for the children as well as after school programs for every child. They even make the homework assignments abailable and visible to the parents right on their webpage! How cool is that! The homework assignments are separated by grades and by class so as long as you know the name of your childs teacher, their homework assignment is only a click away.

Now, here is something really cool that I want to talk about at Our Lady of Czestochowa. We all know sometimes it is hard to find a great playground in Jersey City that we feel is safe enough for our kiddies and clean and of course, fun! Well at Our Lady of Czestochowa they are doing something about it for the Jersey City Community! They have this ongoing project called Operation Playground! Operation playground is a project made to help create and support the making of a new playground at OLC. It is a project led by volunteers in the community. They want to get this playground back up and running after Hurricane Sandy. At OLC they know and understand the importance  of physical activity to the children. If you want to learn more about this project or if you would like to volunteer in any way give the website a look. And don’t forget to check out how to register your child if Our Lady of Czestochowa has already caught your eye.

Start Smart Academy in Jersey City


Getting a good start on your child’s education is extremely important. Those starting years can be a great jump start to a great educational life. It can mean the difference between Honors and falling behind sometimes. So let’s get talking about great starter schools! In this post I will tell you all about a great school located in Jersey City. It’s time to talk about Start Smart Academy! I will inform you on the numerous facts every mother wants to hear. If you’re looking for the facts this is the right place. We will talk about their policies on lunch, their ethics, beliefs and programs available at Start Smart Academy.



Today I want to talk to you mommies about Start Smart Academy  located in Jersey City! A good jump start to your child’s education. Star Smart Academy is a school located on 462 Central Avenue in Jersey City. The school is open for children of the ages from 2 to 9. All of the teachers are certified teachers and the school is ESL certified as well. At Start Smart Academy they make it their mission to create a safe and respectful environment for all children and their parents. They want to ensure that every child that attends Start Smart Academy will develop cognitively, socially and creatively among other things. Their goal, to Prepare the future of Jersey City.



In order to get the little ones of Jersey City thinking moving and growing, Start Smart Academy uses everyday fun to get them going.  For example they will use music and art as a tool to enrich the child’s mind. They will use puppetry to help children develop social skills and they will use group work as well. At Start Smart Academy they have many methods that are bound to help your little one grow.


Being that everyone’s life schedule in Jersey City can vary numerously, Start Smart Academy had numerous programs that are available to you. The programs available are very lenient so that you can choose what works best for you and your child. So if your child is younger you can enroll your child for the two days a week program, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and have your baby spend the other days with you or the other areas that you may enjoy to visit in Jersey City. There are other programs such as the three day program (Mon/Wed/Fri), the four day program (Mon-Thurs) and the five day program (Mon-Fri). For each of these programs the hours are from 7:30am-3:30pm. For children of the ages 2-5 there are also half-day options available. There is a morning program (from 8:30am-12:30pm) as well as an afternoon program (from 2:30pm-6:30pm).



I know what you’re thinking…WHAT ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS in Jersey City!? Well guess what, Start Smart Academy offers after school programs as well from Monday through Fridays. The after school program is offered from 3:30pm-6:30pm but it is up to you how long your child stays. The rates for the afterschool program is hourly, being $10 an hour for children that are not current students at the academy and $7 an hour for children that are current students at the academy.



Unfortunately because of the diversity in Jersey City and at Start Smart Academy lunch is not provided. Each child must bring in their own lunch with them. However, Start Smart does provide healthy snacks for all of the children.

There is a $100 registration fee when applying for your child to attend Start Smart Academy. If so far this school seems like something that your child could benefit from I suggest giving their website a little look. ( One great option available in Jersey City for one smart start!


Beautiful Butterflies Wall Decor

I have wanted to try this craft for some time now, and I must say, these colorful butterflies look super cute on my studio wall! Moms, I hope you try it yourself for a fun and easy summer decor idea!

You will need:

– Plasti-Tak or Wall Putty

– A Butterfly Template {such as the one I’ve designed on my Facebook Page}

– Markers & Scissors

Step One Print a sheet of blank butterfly shapes. You can use the template I’ve designed above, or seek out butterfly images online {this website has lots of awesome free options!}. If you have Photoshop, you can simply use the ‘butterfly shape’ tool or in Microsoft Word there are plenty of clip art images that would be great for this project!

Step Two If your butterfly shapes are a solid color such as the ones above, use a black marker to add dots, lines and other shapes to the wings.

Step Three Carefully cut your butterflies out and cut as close to the wings as you can.

Step Four Gently fold the wings of your butterflies and stick the middle ‘body’ to your wall using a wall putty adhesive such as ‘Plasti-Tak’. You can generally find this in any office supply store or Target.

Bonus Idea For a super easy way to complete this craft, simply adhere wall putty to the back of artificial butterflies from the flower store, and attach to the wall.

Hey moms! Are you seeking fun and creative private art lessons for your child? Ashley offers them weekly to families in Newport, Jersey City.  Click here to find out more and be sure to mention JCFamilies for a free tote of art goodies on the first day of classes! Ashley Lucas is a professional illustrator and crafts designer and creates murals for kids rooms in Jersey City. She offers artwork, books and gifts to kids in the Jersey City community through her business ‘Lady Lucas’.