Open House 2018-19: Schools Jersey City

Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City:

Jersey City schools are beginning to host Open Houses for fall registration. Open Houses give parents a chance to check out the facility and learn about the school offerings. Teachers and staff are usually on hand to answer questions and give school tours. Visit a few schools and find the best fit for your child.

JCFamilies is hosting its JCEducation Fair’18 on September 22nd It will be great opportunity to meet and talk to school representatives. Learn here about the schools participating in the event this year.

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming Open Houses in Jersey City.

 


LEARNING LADDERS

Address: 33-35 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Address: 160 Morgan St, Suite # 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Learning Ladders International Baccalaureate World School is an independent, private, non-sectarian school with locations in historic Paulus Hook and in downtown Grove St of Jersey City.

Learning Ladders fosters independence, promotes, analytical thinking and creative problem solving. We utilize developmentally appropriate practices to provide stimulating early experiences which promotes children’s social/ emotional, physical and cognitive development. We support children by laying strong foundations in being responsible, gracious and confident citizens of tomorrow’s world.

OPEN HOUSES:

Friday, 10 August from  3-7pm at 160 Morgan St, Suite 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Friday, 17 August from 3-7pm at 33 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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BELOVED COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
508 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-630-4702

A dedicated charter school located in Jersey City; a school that thrives from their “caring school climate” as they call it. At BelovEd Community Charter School they believe in helping the students to feel cared about in their environment which helps them to care about others in return. They believe in establishing this friendly environment because it brings the students a step closer to enjoying and loving school. We all know it’s always easier to learn when we are having a good time, why not apply this to the kid’s everyday curriculum!

Beloved is a place that would be committed to your child and his or her success. They understand that once a child becomes a student it is the responsibility of the faculty at BelovED Community Charter School to lead them onto the right path; preparing them for their success in school, college and future careers. So let’s talk about some of the things that BelovEd has to offer you folks in Jersey City!

OPEN HOUSES

October 4, 2018, November 15, 2018, January 30, 2019

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SMART START ACADEMY

Various locations: please check website

Smart Start Academy has teacher-student ratios of 1:3 for infants through toddler years and a 1:5 ratio for preschool and pre-k children. They use The Creative Curriculum which focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills. Four areas of development are addressed through this curriculum: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The five fundamental principles of the Creative Curriculum are:

  1. Positive interactions and relationships with adults can provide an essential foundation for successful learning
  2. Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in education.
  3. Purposeful and constructive play supports essential learning.
  4. The physical environment impacts the type and quality of learning interactions.
  5. Teacher and family partnerships encourage development and learning.

OPEN HOUSES

Second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm (please refer to website for location)

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TESSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
720 Monroe St. Suite 105-106 Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: 201-755-5585

Tessa International School provides a quality learning environment for children 2.5 and up. At Tessa, children are introduced to other languages and cultures to enhance cultural awareness. Through understanding and respect, Tessa aims to develop curious, knowledgeable and caring children. Tessa International School emphasizes the social-emotional development of children in conjunction with strong academic challenges. Tessa provides a world-class education based on international models. Future plans including organizing public transportation for students. Click here for tuition information. Learn more about Tessa International School and see if it is the Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City choice for your family.

OPEN HOUSES

September 15th and October 13th

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HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI SCHOOL
1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201-533-1910

The Hamilton Park Montessori educates children from infancy through 8th grade through nurturing each child’s love of learning. Each child is provided opportunities for growth and development to help them become capable, confident and compassionate citizens of the world.

Click here for information on tuition. Hamilton Park Montessori is included in the list of best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City.

OPEN HOUSES for the whole family:
NOVEMBER 3, 2018: 10:00 – 11:30 AM; FEBRUARY 3, 2019: 10:00 – 11:30 AM

OPEN HOUSES for parents only:
OCTOBER 11, 2018 @ 9AM
NOVEMBER 27, 2018 @ 6 PM
JANUARY 29, 2019 @ 9 AM (to be confirmed)
FEBRUARY 26, 2019 @ 6 PM (to be confirmed)

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THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY
209 3rd Street Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 338- 8320 # 202

The French American Academy provides a bilingual and comprehensive curriculum in an atmosphere which encourages critical reasoning, wonder, enthusiasm and a strong ambition. The French American Academy believes learning a second language at an early age is a lifelong advantage which benefits children both academically and cognitively. They believe every child has a potential for excellence and work passionately to educate the whole child.The teacher student ratio is better than the state required teacher ratio: 5:1 Pre-K, 8:1 for three year olds in Pre-K, 10:1 for four year olds in Pre-K, and 12:1 in Kindergarten and up. The impressive ratios make it one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City.

OPEN HOUSES

Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 12pm
Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 12pm
Thursday, December 6th from 9am to 11pm

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ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL
707 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 792- 6292

All Saints Episcopal Day School nurtures academic excellence from Nursery to Grade 8 by encouraging social responsibility and educating the whole child. The dedicated staff shares values of hard work, self-discipline, mutual respect and the active pursuit of knowledge and understanding. All Saints Episcopal Day School is one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City

OPEN HOUSES

Daytime Tours (8:45 AM) 25 SEP 18, 16 OCT 18, 06 NOV 18, 27 NOV 18
Saturday Open House (10:00 AM) 08 DEC 18

 

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NEXT STEP BROADWAY
 233 9th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201)706-3025

Broadway experienced instructors offering professional classes for beginner and advanced dancers, as well as acting, singing, gymnastics and piano lessons!

OPEN HOUSES

September 8th from  10am-1pm

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ZANIAC
125 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 360-2450

Zaniac offers a comprehensive range of Steam programs for kids in grades K-8. Zaniac’s courses are designed to harness a child’s natural curiosity to produce lifelong passions and academic achievement. Their courses also foster positive social development through the use of role model instructors and peer-based learning. Zaniac’s inclusive learning environment provides the best possible learning experience for each child, and children with unique/spectrum needs are warmly welcomed.

OPEN HOUSE

Back to School open house on 9/13 from 5-7pm

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GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
1018 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030– Phone: (201) 683-9100

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts located at 1018 Washington Street in Hoboken is the leading school for the performing arts in NJ. All ages starting from 2 through adult are welcome to join our classes ranging from: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Broadway Theater Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Musical Theater, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Voice, Drums, Brass and Woodwind Instruments. All ages, styles and levels welcome. Only premiere Ballet Studio offering certified American Ballet

OPEN HOUSES

9/8/18 TO 9/14/18

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THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306– Phone: (201) 984-4151

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.

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.

OPEN HOUSES

Most Fridays starting September 14 at 9:30am. See www.tinyurl.com/TECCSOpenHouse for dates and to sign up.

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LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY HOBOKEN MARSHALL
100 Marshall Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 – Phone: (201) 890-6727

Hello Hoboken families! Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall is OPEN! We are excited to be a part of the community and welcome all Hoboken families to visit us. Parents here will experience peace of mind knowing that their children are receiving the best possible care along with a quality early childhood education. Our school is NOW ENROLLING for our Infant, Toddler, Preschool, & Pre-K programs! Call us for more information and schedule your tour! We can’t wait to meet you and your family soon!

OPEN HOUSES

October 8th-October 12th, 2018

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MINDFUL MONTESSORI
253 Clerk Street, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07304

OPEN HOUSES

Open House/Tours available anytime per request by scheduling with Miss Megan at 347-282-6967.

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THREE LITTLE BIRDS
16 Erie Street and 691 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ – Phone: 917-558-1836

OPEN HOUSE

10/2/18, 11/1/18, 12/6/18, 1/10/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19, 4/4/19, 5/2/19, 6/6/19

 

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PICO TECH INSTITUTE
278 Monmouth Street Jersey City, NJ 07306, Phone: 917-655-5040

PicoTech Institute is a hands-on learning experience for the whole family. Featuring classes in research, design, and engineering for grades 3-8, and arts and music classes for grades k-5, your child will discover a passion at one of the best STEM and coding classes for kids in Jersey City. PicoTech’s first-rate birthday packages and unique family ‘maker’ nights provide hours of fun for families throughout.

OPEN HOUSE

9/11 @7:30pm, 10/9 @7:30pm, 11/[email protected]:30pm, 12/[email protected]:30pm

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DELIVERANCE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
247 Old Bergen Road, Jersey City NJ-  Phone: 551-200-0519

 

OPEN HOUSE

September 17th

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BERGEN – LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304 – Phone: 201-706-3403

OPEN HOUSES

On-site:
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 5, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Virtual:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 12,, 2019 – 8:30 pm

 

Open Houses: Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City

Schools & Pre-Schools In Jersey City:

Open Houses give parents a chance to check out the facility and learn about the school offerings. Teachers and staff are usually on hand to answer questions and give school tours. Visit a few schools and find the best fit for your child. Below you’ll find a list of upcoming Open Houses in Jersey City.

WATERFRONT MONTESSORI

150 Warren St #108, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: (201) 333-5600

Waterfront Montessori is a parent-founded, parent-run independent school for children from two years old through eighth grade. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of well-rounded education, socially, emotionally, intellectually and artistically, for children from all over the globe and from all walks of life, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as critical thinkers, learners, explorers, inventors, artists, leaders, and, ultimately, citizens of the world. Their Fall Open House date is December 1st from 9 AM – 11 AM! Register here

 

Hudson Montessori School

10 Regent St, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 516-0700

The idea of connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) through the study of a yearlong theme began back in 2009 when the Hudson Montessori School started. The school serves serves children from 2 years old through 6th Grade. The Montessori Method focuses on allowing a child to learn in a hands-on setting, which is designed to cater to each child’s individual needs and unique personality. Children are introduced to many new themes and concepts in the prepared environments of our classrooms. These themes spur their curiosity and excitement, and motivate them to work with materials independently. Open House dates include January 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM and February 5, 2019 at 9:30 AM. 

ZANIAC

125 1st St, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 360-2450

Zaniac offers a comprehensive range of Steam programs for kids in grades K-8. Zaniac’s courses are designed to harness a child’s natural curiosity to produce lifelong passions and academic achievement. Their courses also foster positive social development through the use of role model instructors and peer-based learning. Zaniac’s inclusive learning environment provides the best possible learning experience for each child, and children with unique/spectrum needs are warmly welcomed. Call (201) 360-2450 to schedule a tour of the campus. 

CAMP RIVERBEND

116 Hillcrest Rd, Warren
Phone: (908) 580-2267
Camp Riverbend’s philosophy is “confidence not competition.” They honor each camper’s talents and efforts. Camp Riverbend provides a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, environmental learning and performing arts.
Upcoming Open House Events: Sunday Jan 27, 10 am – 12 pm, Saturday Feb 23, 10 am – 12 pm, Sunday March 17, 10 am – 12 pm, Saturday April 13, 10 am – 12 pm, Saturday May 11, 11 am – 2 pm


LEARNING LADDERS

Various Locations: 33 Hudson St – 35 Hudson St, 160 Morgan St Jersey City

Learning Ladders International Baccalaureate World School is an independent, private, non-sectarian school with locations in historic Paulus Hook and in downtown Grove St of Jersey City. Learning Ladders fosters independence, promotes, analytical thinking and creative problem solving. Call 201.918.6643 to schedule a tour of the campuses. 

 

 

BELOVED COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
508 Grand Street, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 630-4702

At BelovEd Community Charter School they believe in helping the students to feel cared about in their environment which helps them to care about others in return. They believe in establishing this friendly environment because it brings the students a step closer to enjoying and loving school. We all know it’s always easier to learn when we are having a good time, why not apply this to the kid’s everyday curriculum! Next Open House: November 29th at 6:30 PM.

SMART START ACADEMY

Various locations: please check website

Smart Start Academy has teacher-student ratios of 1:3 for infants through toddler years and a 1:5 ratio for preschool and pre-k children. They use The Creative Curriculum which focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills. Four areas of development are addressed through this curriculum: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The next Open House at their Hoboken location: Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 552 9th Street, Hoboken

 

 

 

 

 

TESSA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

720 Monroe St. Suite 105-106 Hoboken

Phone: (201) 755-5585

Tessa International School provides a quality learning environment for children 2.5 and up. At Tessa, children are introduced to other languages and cultures to enhance cultural awareness. Through understanding and respect, Tessa aims to develop curious, knowledgeable and caring children. Tessa International School emphasizes the social-emotional development of children in conjunction with strong academic challenges. Tessa provides a world-class education based on international models. Open House: December 1st 9:30 am – 11:00 am.

HAMILTON PARK MONTESSORI SCHOOL

1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 533-1910

The Hamilton Park Montessori educates children from infancy through 8th grade through nurturing each child’s love of learning. Each child is provided opportunities for growth and development to help them become capable, confident and compassionate citizens of the world. Upcoming Open House Events: November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm, November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am for Elementary Student applicants (1st – 3rd grades), January 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am, February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am Saturday Open House*, February 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

THE FRENCH AMERICAN ACADEMY

209 3rd Street Jersey City

Phone: (201) 338- 8320 # 202

The French American Academy provides a bilingual and comprehensive curriculum in an atmosphere which encourages critical reasoning, wonder, enthusiasm and a strong ambition. They believe learning a second language at an early age is a lifelong advantage which benefits children both academically and cognitively. Next Open House: Thursday, December 6th from 9am to 11am. You can also call to schedule a private tour.

 

 

 

 

ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL

707 Washington Street, Hoboken

Phone: (201) 792- 6292

All Saints Episcopal Day School nurtures academic excellence from Nursery to Grade 8 by encouraging social responsibility and educating children as a whole. The dedicated staff shares values of hard work, self-discipline, mutual respect and the active pursuit of knowledge and understanding. All Saints Episcopal Day School is one of the best early childhoodelementary, and middle schools serving Jersey City. Open House: November 27, 2018 at 8:45 am, December 8th at 10 am. 

NEXT STEP BROADWAY

 233 9th St, Jersey City

Phone: (201)706-3025

Broadway experienced instructors offering professional classes for beginner and advanced dancers, as well as acting, singing, gymnastics and piano lessons!

GARDEN STREET SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

1018 Washington Street Hoboken

Phone: (201) 683-9100

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts located at 1018 Washington Street in Hoboken is the leading school for the performing arts in NJ. All ages starting from 2 through adult are welcome to join our classes ranging from: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Broadway Theater Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Musical Theater, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Voice, Drums, Brass and Woodwind Instruments. All ages, styles and levels welcome. Only premiere Ballet Studio offering certified American Ballet. Call 201-683-9100 or email [email protected] to schedule a tour. 

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The Ethical Community Charter School

95 Broadway, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 984-4151

The Ethical Community Charter School 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. Call to schedule a tour. 

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY HOBOKEN MARSHALL

100 Marshall Street, Hoboken

Phone: (201) 890-6727

Hello Hoboken families! Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall is now open! Parents will experience peace of mind knowing that their children are receiving the best possible care along with a quality early childhood education. Schedule a tour by calling or visiting their website. 

MINDFUL MONTESSORI

253 Clerk Street, 1st Floor Jersey City

Phone: (347) 282-6967

Mindful Montessori’s philosophy is to provide a holistic, stimulating and enriching Montessori-inspired environment for children birth to 8 years old. They provide opportunities for children of all learning styles to think and reason at a higher level through various class options that accommodate parents’ schedules. Schedule a tour via their website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pico Tech Institue

278 Monmouth Street Jersey City

Phone: (917) 655-5040

PicoTech Institute is a hands-on learning experience for the whole family. Featuring classes in research, design, and engineering for grades 3-8, and arts and music classes for grades k-5, your child will discover a passion at one of the best STEM and coding classes for kids in Jersey City. PicoTech’s first-rate birthday packages and unique family ‘maker’ nights provide hours of fun for families throughout.

 

 

Explore Middle School

180 9th Street Jersey City

Phone: (201) 631-6396 

Explore Middle School, a public school of choice offered by the Hudson County Schools of Technology, is the the only career and technical (CTE) middle school in New Jersey. Their project-based curriculum is developed around thematic units which integrate interdisciplinary studies, meet the standards, and engage students in a hands-on approach. Explore Middle School is a one-to-one (1:1) environment, where each student has his/her own chromebook while in school. 1:1 technology allows teachers to differentiate both in terms of how they teach and how the students are expected to demonstrate their learning.

 

TestRocker Inc.

190 Christopher Columbus Drive, Unit 4B, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 333-1023

“TestRocker provides the highest score improvements in Jersey City for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. Our award-winning program has spots open for upcoming classes and will be holding an open house on September 29th.
Families are invited to visit our classroom, meet the TestRocker team, and learn about the tests your student will be taking in the coming months and years. With personalized in-person classes and an online curriculum available 24/7, TestRocker is the most effective program for increasing your child’s scores across all test areas.

 

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City 

210 9th St, Jersey City
Phone: 201-420-6792

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City is a Scandinavian school inspired by the Reggio Emillia Approach caring for children from 1 to 6 years old. Children will be exposed to and learn a Scandinavian language, besides English. The curriculum is based on a child being creative, capable and inquisitive. Call to schedule a tour. 

Empowerment Academy Charter School

240 Ege Ave, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 630-4798

The Empowerment Academy Chart School is committed to developing values, skills, knowledge, confidence and character in our scholars that will propel them to success in school, college, and career, and lead them to experience a happy, contributory life. Open Houses: December 3 at 9:30pm,  January 24 at 5:30pm, February 20 at 9:30am.

 

The Embankment School

255 Brunswick St #2, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 898-5437

The Embankment School believes in creating a context for learning where imagination and play intersect with problem solving. Whether it is adapting a play from a book we’ve read, making a map of our neighborhood, or using games to reinforce number sense, students realize a purpose for learning in an engaging and fun way. The importance of play is confirmed in research from Piaget forward as an important role in cognitive development and intrinsic motivation. Open Houses: November 29th at 9 am, December 8th at 9 am, December 18th at 9 am, January 9th at 9 am, January 19th at 9 am. 

 

GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

242 10th St, Jersey City
Phone: (201) 309-0440

Garden Preschool Cooperative (GPC) is a parent-run nonprofit preschool providing play-based ,progressive, early childhood education where outdoor experiences complement classroom learning. We are a diverse community of parents who enjoy being actively involved in their child’s early school experiences.The open house is the first step in the application process, and an opportunity to tour our beautiful urban oasis, meet our teachers, and speak to GPC parents. Bring your kids along!

Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park, NJ

All about Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park, NJ

An Interview with Joanne Johnson, Director of the new and growing Kiddie Academy, Educational Child Care in Hamilton Park, NJ

Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park

 

 

 

 

When did Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park open its doors:

Our Hamilton Park location opened in July of 2016.  It has been a wonderful experience for us so far! The community has been so warm and welcoming. We love seeing our neighbors, and try to participate in as many community events as possible. It’s great to see our families out at the community events too. The majority of our families live right here in Hamilton Park! In NJ we have 4 sister sites including us; Hoboken, Hamilton Park, Florham Park and Secaucus. All of our centers are committed to providing exceptional experiences for our students and their families. While Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park may be a brand new facility, the company is grounded in roots stemming back 36 years, making us Downtown Jersey City’s newest childcare, with the oldest roots!

Pre-school Jersey City

How many classrooms do you have here:

We have 10 classrooms and also have an indoor gymnasium.

What are the age groups of children enrolled:

We have a broad age range. We start with children as young as six weeks of age and go through Kindergarten for full time care. We also accommodate children up to the age of twelve. The older children come for winter breaks, spring breaks, before & after care and summer camp.  To secure a space, families may enroll for any age group as far as two years in advance. We do not require an application. Families can simply call in and learn about availability free of charge. We strive to make our operations as convenient as possible for our families.

Private school jersey cityWhat is your teacher/child ratio in your classrooms:

Our ratios vary based on the specific age group. We follow all NJ state regulations.

Do you provide an option for catered lunch:

We have a commercial kitchen at our facility.  We provide, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack & low fat and whole milk (certified organic). Meals are prepared fresh daily using all natural, organic ingredients. For our student’s safety, the school is nut free. In the event of a student allergy and/or preference, our catering company will create meals for the child that meet their dietary restrictions.

Summer camp Jersey cityDo you have early drop off and after care options available:

Our operating hours are from 7am through 6.30pm. Families enjoy the benefit of being able to bring their children here anytime during those hours without incurring additional charges. This is a tremendous advantage for working families that can at times have unreliable schedules or face commuting delays. By offering unrestricted schedules throughout our operating hours, we have enabled our families to use our services without fear of unnecessary late fees and avoid commuting stress.

Day cares jersey cityWhat kind of curriculum do you follow:

Our curriculum called is called Life Essentials and is based on the 4 Pillars of Learning. Those pillars are: Technology, Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Character Education and Health & Fitness. The curriculum is written and developed at our corporate headquarters in Maryland and is overseen by our Curriculum Advisory Board. Board members, Dr.Rivkin, Dr. Wheeler, Dr. Rogowsky and Dr. Watson-Thompson work collaboratively to evaluate and refresh our curriculum. Refreshed curriculums are piloted for a year at a corporately owned school prior to being rolled out to our centers. This ensures that it is as finely tuned as possible by the time it comes to us.

Each teacher is able to enhance the curriculum to meet the needs and interests of their current students. Having this flexibility enables us to provide an experience that is tailored to our current student body.  Additionally, children from 6 weeks – 2 years of age receive an individualized lesson plan that is unique to them. To ensure that we are continuing to develop plans that meet our students needs and support their learning, our faculty complete developmental checklists and compile student portfolios for each child. We offer live streaming webcams in all classrooms, so parents can log in and watch as their child learns and explores! Also included are electronic daily student reports so parents are always aware of what happened during their child’s day.

What extracurricular activities do you offer:

We incorporate Spanish and American Sign Language into our curriculum. Additionally, we enhance our curriculum with a Music program called Kindermusik. Our older students also enjoy the benefits of having technology in their classrooms. Whether it’s a smart table, computer, or touch screen smart board, we teach our students how to interact with technology in a purposeful way that will support their understanding and engagement with these tools.

Do you offer a Summer Camp program:

Absolutely! All existing students are automatically enrolled in our Summer Camp. Children from the community can also enroll in the camp program. Summer camp is broken down by age group and is geared towards students 2 years through 12 years of age. Campers will experience a summer like no other! Campers enjoy field trips, camp activities and splash days! We are thrilled to launch our brand new Biological Sciences Experience this summer! Campers will have an opportunity to learn about, handle and interact with real specimens brought right to their classroom. Sharks, stingray, turtle, starfish, insects and reptiles are all of the list to be explored this summer at Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park! Enrollment is open to the community right now and will end once all spots have been filled. We urge interested families to enroll as soon as possible as space is limited.

What would you like to say to our families:

We are thrilled to be part of the community and invite you in to learn more about the services we offer. At Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park, we are a community within a community! Many of our families have developed bonds and friendships through the school which has intern enhanced their experience living in Hamilton Park.  Our multicultural school population offers students a richly diverse learning experience that exposes them to a world beyond downtown. Our State of the Art Facility has been designed to optimally meet the needs of our student body. Our learning environment, makes the school an idyllic place for students to learn and families to come together. Our award winning faculty is at the heart of everything we do! They are among the top talent of early childhood educators in our area. We simply cannot say enough about them!  Additionally, a member of our leadership team is always on site to ensure the appropriate operations of the school and that our families always have a supervisor available to them.

We invite you to come learn more about the services we offer through a personal tour of the facility. For your convenience, tours are offered M-F 7am-6:30pm. We look forward to showing you our difference!

Check out the website: https://kiddieacademy.com

Call to schedule a tour : 201-241-4443

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Hello! Does anyone have a nanny they love and interest in sharing her services starting May 1, part-time to full-time? Our daughter is 17 months and on the waitlist for daycare, so we are looking for a solution in the interim (but if it works out well, could be more permanent). We live on JFK close to Saint Peter’s, and would be happy to drop off our girl at your place with her own food and diapers (could also provide her pack n’ play for napping), so your little one’s routine would be minimally affected. And hopefully he or she will make a new friend along the way, while you also get the benefit of saving a bit on childcare. We can give you references and answer any other questions, as well. Would also appreciate references for you and your nanny. If this sounds like something that might work for you, please shoot me an email: [email protected] Or if you have any recs for other childcare solutions, let me know. Thank you!

Best PreSchools, Elementary Schools and Daycares in Jersey City

Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Daycares in Jersey City

Choosing a day care or school for your child can be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming experience.  At JCFamilies, we want you to find the right fit for your  child, There’s so many choices as you search for the right option for your child(ren) and family. Here’s a list of our Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares In Jersey City. With each listing, you’ll find contact information and a few details to help you become informed and make the best decision possible.

The Brunswick School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

189 Brunswick Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.420.1550

Website: http://thebrunswickschool.com/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: M-F 7am-7pm

(7th Street Entrance, street and parking lot parking)

The Brunswick School provides childcare and education beginning at age six months through Kindergarten. Their goal is to create happy, healthy lifelong learners. They encourage students to think and learn, and their teaching style is loosely based on The Creative Curriculum. The Brunswick School realizes each child learns uniquely and is an individual and their developmental continuum is based on 125 objectives.

The Brunswick School has upcoming open houses scheduled on July 10 and 25th at 6:45 pm. RSVP for an open house or schedule a private tour: [email protected]. Check out the Brunswick School and see if your family finds it to be one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City.

Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care

255 Brunswick Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 241 -4443

Kiddie Academy is an educational center in Jersey City which will exceed your expectations. The key ingredient of their educational philosophy is the Life Essentials program and children learn, grow and play in a safe, nurturing and clean environment. Kiddie Academy offers something for everyone from 6 weeks of age thru 12 years old.

Waterfront Montessori

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

150 Warren St #108, Jersey City NJ 07302- Phone: (201) 333-5600

Website: http://www.waterfrontmontessori.com/

Email: recruiting@waterfrontmontessori.com

Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Waterfront Montessori uses a Montessori curriculum for toddlers through grade 5, and a Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) combined curriculum for grades 6 through 8. The student to teacher ratio is 1:4 for toddlers, 1:10 for primary and lower elementary students, and 1:8 for upper elementary and middle school students. Students are exposed to visual and fine arts, choral and instrumental music, theater and music appreciation. Children in grades 4 through 8 are provided with digital art, coding and programming languages, 3D printer, google education apps and more. Tuition fees range from $15,900 to $28,900. Click here for more tuition information. Summer camp and before and after school programs are available. Our premises are under video and audio surveillance, twenty-four hours a day. Waterfront Montessori features combine to make Waterfront Montessori a stimulating, safe, nurturing and beautiful environment. Waterfront Montessori is on the list of Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City.

Learning Ladders

Address: 33-35 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, Phone: 201.918.6643

Address: 160 Morgan St, Suite # 2, Jersey City, NJ 07302; Phone: 201.918.6334

Website: www.learningladdersnj.com

Email: [email protected]com

Hours: 7.30am – 6.30pm

Learning Ladders International Baccalaureate World School is an independent, private, non-sectarian school with locations in historic Paulus Hook and in downtown Grove St of Jersey City.

Learning Ladders fosters independence, promotes, analytical thinking and creative problem solving. We utilize developmentally appropriate practices to provide stimulating early experiences which promotes children’s social/ emotional, physical and cognitive development. We support children by laying strong foundations in being responsible, gracious and confident citizens of tomorrow’s world.

We open M-F throughout the year and, offer flexible schedules and have least number of closings a year. Among other features, Weekly enrichment classes are conducted and digital daily reports are sent to each family. Contact now to schedule a personal tour.

Bright HorizonsBest PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY: 152 Plaza 3, Jersey City NJ 07311 – Phone: 201.433.6370 and for enrollment info call: 877.624.4532

Website: https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/nj/jerseycity/plaza3jc

Hours M-F 7 am – 6:30 pm

Jersey City Bright Horizons is located in the lobby of Plaza 3 in Harborside Financial Center, which is located on the corner of Harborside Pl. and Hudson St. The HBLR is conveniently located in the front of the building.

HOBOKEN MAXWELL LANE: 1102 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken NJ- Phone:201.479.5330 and for enrollment info call: 877.624.4532

Website:https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/nj/hoboken/1102maxwell

Hours: M-F 7 am – 7 pm

Maxwell Lane Bright Horizons is located near the corner where Toni and Guy Hair Salon is and is located at the first storefront entrance. For local parking info, visit: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/

HOBOKEN SINATRA DRIVE: Sinatra Drive, Hoboken NJ – Phone: 201.420.7043 or for enrollment information call: 877.624.4532

Website:https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/nj/hoboken/sinatradrive

Hours: M-F 7am – 7 pm

Sinatra Drive Bright Horizons is located in the middle of the block between LRP and House Of Que. For local parking info, visit: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/

Bright Horizons uses curriculum titled, The World at Their Fingertips. It is designed to engage children in active learning while helping them learn, grow, develop and encourages a spirit of community. Children are served healthy food and eat family-style serving themselves while learning about making healthy choices. Tuition varies by schedule, individual classroom, and center. For more information about tuition, contact the Bright Horizons center listed above. It’s listed as one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City

Early Beginnings Day School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

338 Grove Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.918.5623

Website: https://www.earlybeginningsdayschool.org/

Email: [email protected]

Early Beginnings Day School provides services for children ages 6 months through 4 years old. Tuition is based on a 5 day week and ranges $1250-$1350 per month from 8:30 am – 3 pm. Before-school program, an after-school program, and half day programs are available. Early Beginnings Day School provides a safe, caring and enriched environment that promotes learning and the development of each child. Could Early Beginnings Day School be the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City choice for your family?

The French American Academy

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

Jersey City Campus: 209 Third Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.338.8320 press 2

Website: https://www.faacademy.org/

Email: [email protected]

The French American Academy provides a bilingual and comprehensive curriculum in an atmosphere which encourages critical reasoning, wonder, enthusiasm and a strong ambition. The French American Academy believes learning a second language at an early age is a lifelong advantage which benefits children both academically and cognitively. They believe every child has a potential for excellence and work passionately to educate the whole child.The teacher student ratio is better than the state required teacher ratio: 5:1 Pre-K, 8:1 for three year olds in Pre-K, 10:1 for four year olds in Pre-K, and 12:1 in Kindergarten and up. The impressive ratios make it one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City.

The Garden Preschool Cooperative

242 10th Street #5, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.309.0440

Website: www.gardenpreschool.org

Email: gardenpreschoolenro[email protected]

Hours: 8 am – 6 pm

The Garden Preschool Cooperative provides a high-quality education for children ages 3 (by December 1) through 5 years old when they enter school with a theme based curriculum which changes year to year. The Garden Preschool Cooperative is a parent-run non-profit preschool which employs the developmental-interactive approach to teaching students as pioneered by the Bank Street Graduate School of Education in New York. Parents play a central role in the education of the students. They help enrich the curriculum, offer guidance to our teachers, assist in the classroom once monthly, and staff all leadership roles on the Board of Directors.

Hamilton Park Montessori

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

 1 McWilliams Place #206, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.533.1910

Website: http://www.hamiltonparkmontessori.com/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

The Hamilton Park Montessori educates children from infancy through 8th grade through nurturing each child’s love of learning. Each child is provided opportunities for growth and development to help them become capable, confident and compassionate citizens of the world.

Click here for information on tuition. Hamilton Park Montessori is included in the list of best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City.

Hudson Montessori School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

10 Regent Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.516.0700

Website: http://hudsonmontessori.net/

Email: [email protected]

Promoting a love of learning in each child from toddlers through 6th-grade guides the thoughts and actions at Hudson Montessori. We focus on the individual interest and needs of each child allowing the child to learn in a hands-on setting. We work with the children in areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Cultural, Science, and Motor Skills. For tuition information, click here.

The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool

115 Park Avenue, Hoboken NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.653.8666

Website: http://www.kaplancooperativepreschool.org/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 8 am – 6 pm

For local parking info, visit: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/

The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool is associated with the United Synagogue of Hoboken. They are a Jewish Preschool committed to providing a play-based and high-quality education to children. The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool welcomes children and families of all faiths and wants everyone to be comfortable. Learn more about this option and see if it is the Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City for your family.

Primary Prep Elementary & Middle School

41 Tuers Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306 – Phone: 201.333.8844

Website: http://www.primaryprep.com/

Primary Prep is a small and private school which was founded in 1993 and now serves grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The curriculum is designed to encourage the students to think outside the box using and developing critical thinking. Students form strong foundations in math, reading, language arts, science, history, writing and the arts. Technology is also infused in lessons through Ipads, Google Chromebooks, and laptops.

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City

210 9th Street, Jersey City NJ 07306 – Phone: 917.536.7911

Website: http://www.scandischool.com

Email: [email protected]

Transportation: Public Transit – Path Train to Grove Street or Newport/Pavonia Stops

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City is a Scandinavian school inspired by the Reggio Emillia Approach caring for children from 1 to 6 years old. Children will be exposed to and learn a Scandinavian language, besides English. The curriculum is based on a child being creative, capable and inquisitive. They learn best when their interests are acknowledged as worthy of investigation. This child-centered approach provides a vibrant teaching and learning environment. The Scandinavian School of Jersey City offers homemade, organic and wholesome meals which are enjoyed together. Additionally, the children are involved with making organic nut milk and daily food preparation. Click here for tuition information. The Scandinavian School of Jersey City is listed as one of the Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City.

Smart Start Academy

HOBOKEN – Smart Start Academy: 552 9th Street, Hoboken NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.461.6363

Website: http://smart-startacademy.com/

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm

Hoboken Tuition Information

Hoboken Parking Info

JERSEY CITY – Smart Start Academy:  180 Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.461.6262

Website: http://smart-startacademy.com/

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm

Newark Ave Tuition Information

THE HEIGHTS- Jersey City – Smart Start Academy:  462 Central Ave, Jersey City NJ 07307 – Phone: 201.461.6161

Website: http://smart-startacademy.com/

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm

The Heights Tuition Information

JERSEY AVENUE Jersey City – Smart Start Academy: 532 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.461.0101

Website: http://smart-startacademy.com/

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm

Jersey Avenue Tuition Information

Smart Start Academy has teacher-student ratios of 1:3 for infants through toddler years and a 1:5 ratio for preschool and pre-k children. They use The Creative Curriculum which focuses on project-based investigations as a means for children to apply skills. Four areas of development are addressed through this curriculum: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The five fundamental principles of the Creative Curriculum are:

Positive interactions and relationships with adults can provide an essential foundation for successful learning

Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in education.

Purposeful and constructive play supports essential learning.

The physical environment impacts the type and quality of learning interactions.

Teacher and family partnerships encourage development and learning.

Tessa International School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

720 Monroe Street Suites E105-106 Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.755.5585

Website: http://tessais.org/

Hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

Tessa is located on Monroe Street, on the first floor of the Monroe Center, between 7th and 8th streets. Vehicle: There is a parking lot at the rear of the school with an entrance at the intersection of 7th and Jackson Streets. Light Rail: Get off the Light Rail at the 9th Street/Congress Street station. The school is only one block away. Bus: Take the NJ Transit Bus Route 126 to Hoboken. Get off at 8th Street and Willow Avenue (Peak Time Only) or 8th and Washington Streets. Head west on 8th Street and turn left on Monroe Street.

Tessa International School provides a quality learning environment for children 2.5 and up. At Tessa, children are introduced to other languages and cultures to enhance cultural awareness. Through understanding and respect, Tessa aims to develop curious, knowledgeable and caring children. Tessa International School emphasizes the social-emotional development of children in conjunction with strong academic challenges. Tessa provides a world-class education based on international models. Future plans including organizing public transportation for students. Click here for tuition information. Learn more about Tessa International School and see if it is the Best Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Day Cares in Jersey City choice for your family.

Viaquenti Preschool

285 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.222.0033

Website: www.viaquenti.com

Email: [email protected]

Viaquenti Preschool provides a global education for children from three months of age thru 2nd grade and anticipating expanding grade levels. Children under 3 years old are instructed based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory and Project-Based Approach. For children three and over, Viaquenti follows the IB PVP curriculum which encourages children to think independently and direct their own learning, learn a second language, and to be able to engage better with our globalized world.

World of ABC, The Waldo School

Best PreSchools, elementary school and day Cares in Jersey City

159 2nd Street & 110 1st Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.656.4444

Website:http://www.worldofabc.com/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Students pursue their individual talents and dreams through a comprehensive academic program and a range of after-school classes. World Of ABC, The Waldo School inquiry-based educational approach provides every opportunity for children to ask questions, grow, think critically, develop, collaborate and express themselves in different ways. They offer an increased emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education. Click here for tuition information.

Smile Preschool and Nursery

276 1st Street Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.963.8533

194 Newark Avenue NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.963.2462

Website: http://www.smilepreschoolandnursery.com

Smile Preschool and Nursery provides a nurturing environment in a home-like setting where your child is encouraged to share their feelings and express their creativity where they can grow and develop at their own pace.

The River School

Three Jersey City Locations:

WARREN– River School:  254/254 Warren Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.427.9070

Website: https://theriverschool.com/locations/warren-st-the-early-years/

Email: [email protected]

EXCHANGE PLACE – River School:  251 Warren Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.369.7003

Website: https://theriverschool.com/locations/jersey-city-exchange-place-location/

Email: [email protected]

NEWPORT – River School: 30 Newport Parkway, Jersey City, New Jersey 07310

The River School embraces and encourages a lifetime of learning and joy for children 8 weeks through six years old. Children learn from everyone and everywhere. We provide an environment where children are encouraged to explore with developmentally appropriate activities and flexibility to meet their individual needs. The River School currently represents more than 15 countries and come from different backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, marital statuses, and experiences.

All Saints Episcopal Day School

WASHINGTON STREET – All Saints Episcopal Day School:  707 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.792.0736

Website: www.AllSaintsDaySchool.org

Email: [email protected]dayschool.org

CLINTON STREET– All Saints Episcopal Day School:  527 Clinton Street, Hoboken NJ 07030 – Phone: 201.792.6292

Website: www.AllSaintsDaySchool.org

Transportation:

All Saints Episcopal Day School is only 15 minutes from Manhattan and is easily accessible by car, train, bus, or ferry. You may travel via car through the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel or NY Waterways. You may travel via Path Trains and via Port Authority Bus Terminal on NJ Transit (Bus #126).

For local parking info, visit: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/

All Saints Episcopal Day School nurtures academic excellence from Nursery to Grade 8 by encouraging social responsibility and educating the whole child. The dedicated staff shares values of hard work, self-discipline, mutual respect and the active pursuit of knowledge and understanding. All Saints Episcopal Day School is one of the best preschools, elementary schools, and day cares in Jersey City

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

Nursery – Pre-Kindergarten $12,970 (Half Day 8:30 – 11:15 am)

Early Childhood Extended Day $8,680 (Extended Day 11:15 am-3:00 pm)

Kindergarten – Grade 4 $21,650 (Full Day 8:20 am – 3:00 pm) 

Middle School – Grades 5-8 $22,690 (Full Day 8:20 am – 3:20 pm) 

All Saints Episcopal Day School offers need-based financial aid. Approximately 13% of families receive some form of financial assistance.

 

Baby and Kiddie Galileo Preschool and Daycare

GROVE STREET: 360 Grove Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.798.0343

Serving 0 – 18 months

Website: http://www.galileopreschool.org/

Email: i[email protected]

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm, Emergency Services and After Hours Available

The Grove Street location is within walking distance of Grove Street Train Station.

NEWARK AVENUE – 175 Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.798.0343

Serving 18 months to 13 years

Website: http://www.galileopreschool.org/

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm, Emergency Services and After Hours Available

Fees:

Parents may pay weekly or monthly. The prices listed below are based on a five day per week attendance and a full day. For more details, please visit their website and for special circumstances, please contact the director.

0 to 1 years old $300

1 to 2 years old $285

2 to 3 years old $265

3 years and up $245

Teacher Radios meet or exceed the state requirements:

Infants 4:1, Young Toddler 6:1, Preschool Age 8:1

Galileo Preschool and Daycare follows the Behaviorist Model. They believe children learn best in a structured environment where items are carefully presented, and learning is rewarded. They believe self-esteem is developed as children grow, learn, and develop. Baby & Kiddie Galileo proudly serves one of the most organic menus of all the preschools in the area. They serve wholesome and low sugar foods while introducing a variety of tastes and textures.

Gilliard Group Centers – 3 centers in Jersey City

BABYWORLD: (a Gilliard Group Center)

491 Ocean Avenue Jersey City NJ 07305 – Phone: 201.369.9991

Website: http://gilliardgroup.com/babyworld/

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

English, French, and Spanish are spoken here!

 

JERSEY CITY DAYCARE 100:(a Gilliard Group Center)

409-415 Halladay Street Jersey City NJ 07302 – Phone: 201.432.7645

Website: http://gilliardgroup.com/jersey-city-day-care-100/

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

English and Spanish are spoken here!

 

PARKSIDE PRESCHOOL #1: (a Gilliard Group Center)

202  Central Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07307 – Phone: 201.533.0570

Website: http://gilliardgroup.com/jersey-city-day-care-100/

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

English, Spanish, Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog, and Arabic is spoken here!

The Gilliard Group Centers provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks up to school age with providing an after-school program and summer camp program. They invite the exploration of math, literature, arts, music, and science. The Gilliard Group Centers accepts Urban League, Program For Parents and Other Childcare Subsidies.

Jillian Hernandez Spells Out the Success of The Brunswick School

Meet Jillian Hernandez, the owner of The Brunswick School, which accepts children from 6 months through Kindergarten.

Jillian Hernandez from The Brunswick School

JCF: Tell me about yourself. What’s your background?

Jillian Hernandez: I guess I’m Jersey through and through. I grew up in Hudson County. I went to school at Rutgers, got my MBA there. My background is in Human Resources — I have about 15 years experience in the field.

JCF: Running a school seems like a big change!

Jillian Hernandez: When I told my ex-employer what I was planning on doing, they were all shocked. But it’s a beautiful business to be in. I saw the tremendous need in this area for quality preschools and I knew with my passion for education and commitment to the community, I would do a great job.

JCF: Did you do a lot of work to the building?

Jillian Hernandez: This was already school – it was a preschool until June 2014. We started construction in July of 2014, opened in July 2015. This building was created in the 1950s. They don’t build them like this anymore. My dad was the general contractor and I always say he put a lot of love into renovating this school.  We definitely have a homey vibe and it’s because of the people who built and who help run it.

JCF: The babies are so cute. How old are the little ones?

Jillian Hernandez: Six months to six years old. Once a child turns six months, they’ve updated their repertoire. It’s kind of fun. At 6 months, most children are able to sit up on their own. They are eating purees, our chef purees fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

JCF: Did you say chef?

Jillian Hernandez: Yes. Our chef is Busy Bee Organics (busybeeorganics.com). I believe in providing healthy, organic, well-balanced meals for children. You can make such an impact on their palates — clean food makes for clean palates. We have whole grain mac and cheese, homemade pizza, our snacks are usually a fruit or vegetable – whatever’s fresh and in season. It tastes delicious. We also offer vegetarian options.

JCF: Is there a particular curriculum you follow?

Jillian Hernandez: We’re loosely based on the creative curriculum – we use music, dance, movement. We have certified instructors who come to the school  and teach yoga once a week, zumba once a week… My director and teachers all help develop the lesson plans and individualize them as necessary for the children – we all make a good team!

Jillian Hernandez from The Brunswick SchoolJCF: Do they get outside?

Jillian Hernandez: We have a great outdoor play area and garden area.  While we have great parks in Jersey City, it’s more convenient and safer to stay on our property.

JCF: Tell me about the teachers. What makes them fantastic?

Jillian Hernandez: So many things. They know how to adjust the curriculum based on each child. They’re caring and nurturing. Children need love and compassion. Also all our head teachers have at least a Bachelors degree in early education or related field.  Many of them are even striving towards their masters. The important element is that they all have a real passion for their profession.

JCF: Sounds like you have a great thing going here. What advice would you give your younger self?

Jillian Hernandez: Look at every opportunity as a stepping stone. Don’t take anything for granted. It will all make sense some day.

5 tips on How to evaluate a school

Google it. 

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We live in the age of the internet. Any time you sign your kid up for anything all, you should be first looking on the internet for clues about the school’s reputation. Do they have a website? If they do, check it out – what’s on it? Does it look professional?

If the website is the window to the program, how are they presenting themselves to the world? If they don’t have a website, does that tell you something about the way they choose to communicate? Take it all in.

Ask the moms. 

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Being in contact with other moms is essential to our survival as a species – and I mean that both in the jokey way but also in an I’m-not- kidding-at- all way. None of us can do this on our own. Ask other moms (online or in person) what experiences they’ve had at this school, or that daycare, or with program you’re interested in. Ask for suggestions.

Pass by the school.

Walk, bike, or drive by the school. Do this in the morning, when people are going in.

Do it during the day, do it at pick up time. Notice what’s happening. Is there chaos? Trust your gut – do these adults look like they know what they’re doing? Would you be comfortable letting your kid loose here?

Tour the school.

Find a time when you can go to the school to tour it. When you’re touring, observe not just with your eyes, but with your instincts too. Hone in – remember your gut. Visually you’re looking for cleanliness, happy and engaged children, organization of toys and equipment, multiple adults paying attention to and/or moving around with children.

BE FLEXIBLE.

Allow yourself to be impressed or disappointed – especially if your expectation was to be impressed or disappointed. Remember that no school has rainbows shooting out of its roof, so don’t set your expectations impossibly high. On the flip side, if you feel uncomfortable with a place (even if everyone else says its wonderful) don’t choose that place. And if you do choose the wrong place, allow yourself the flexibility to switch.

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Do you need to be child free for 1 or 2 hours? Butterfly Drop off is in town!

Do you need to be child free for 1 or 2 hours- Butterfly Drop off is in the town to help us.

Have you thought about doing some grocery shopping alone? Does that seem like a dream come true?

Do you want to go back to your workout routine? Or what about your little one an opportunity to socialize

before starting preschool?

We visited The Butterfly Drop Off, located within the Brunswick Center building, and we immediately fell in love with it. One word that comes to mind is ‘convenience.’  If this word comes with all the Butterfly Drop Off attributes, it is a no-brainer! We thank them for opening  this beautiful space for our kids to enjoy and for the parents to find some balance.

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This childcare facility is full of bright colors and has lots of space where our kids can get artsy and have fun at the same time.  Activities include arts and crafts, alphabet introduction, reading, singing, dancing, doing yoga, and also an open play session.

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The best part about having Butterfly Drop Off at The Brunswick Center is that this building has several businesses that offer services from art and dance classes to workout studios for adults.  This a great opportunity to check out their information and consider registering with no stress.
Butterfly Drop off programs offers 1 to 2 hour sessions, five days a week (Monday through Friday) and is open to children 2 to 5 years old all year round. Also, if there is demand for weekend hours, they are able to open new sessions as well.

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The enrolling process is pretty simple, go to http://butterflydropoff.com/registration/  and reserve a session for your child 24 hours in advanced.

The fees are 2 hours for $40.00 and 1 hour for $25.00. There is also a package option to prepay for multiple sessions which means you save even more.

Call 201-373-2212, email [email protected] or visit http://butterflydropoff.com