Jersey City Public Schools Free Pre-K Program

Free Public Pre-K Program in Jersey City

As parents, most of us go through the process of choosing a daycare or pre-school for our little ones. If you are looking for more information about the Free Public Pre-K Program in Jersey City, you’ve come to the right place! Jersey City Public Schools have a Free Pre-K Program for residents in Jersey City, and parents who have a child who will be 3 years on or before October 1, 2019 have a few options available:

Contracted Childcare Centers

The Contracted Childcare Centers will begin registration for the Pre-K three-year old program in March for the 2019-2020 school year. Each center continues to register until their program is full. Contact the Contracted Childcare Center directly for the registration dates and times. Take a look at our flyer below for their contact information.

Jersey City Public Schools:

Families living in the school area of P.S. #3, #5, #16, #23, #24, #33, #37, or #39 may register at their neighborhood public school. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is from March 1 – March 29, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Sibling Preference applications are available at your neighborhood school and must be submitted by March 29,
2019.

Pre-K 4 information

Parents who have a child who will be 4 years of age on or before October 1, 2019 can register their child starting in the month of March for the 2019-2020 school year at SuperTots II Educational Center, Inc. For registration times and dates, contact the center directly.  All families are also able to register at their neighborhood public school. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is from March 1 – March 29, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Sibling Preference applications are available and  must be submitted by March 29, 2019.

To-do list in order to register

To register, the Parent/Guardian is required to have their photo I.D. to enter the building. Also make sure you bring the original, as well as a copy of the following:

  • Child’s original birth certificate documenting 3 or 4 years of age on or before October 1, 2019
  •  Two proofs of residency (current telephone bill and utility bill) and a copy of each
  •  Child’s record of immunizations and a copy
  • Child must accompany parent or guardian at the time of registration

Contact The Contracted Childcare Centers through this link, or find their information on the flyer below! You can also call Early Childhood at (201) 915-6078

If you are looking for more information about the Free Public Pre-K Program in Jersey City, you've come to the right place!

 

 

 

 Department of Early Childhood is committed to providing the 3- and 4-year old children, who are Jersey City residents, with developmentally appropriate preschool experiences. Our mission is to:

  • Provide a learning environment that will help children develop intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Include education on health, nutrition, and social and emotional well being into a daily program of varied activities.
  • Enhance children’s feelings of self-worth and appreciation of their own and other’s ethnicity, cultures, and languages.
  • Develop social competence by providing opportunities for children to make decisions and solve problems during their school day.
  • Ease the transition of children into primary grades by providing appropriate early childhood experiences.

We contract with childcare centers throughout Jersey City to provide classes for most of our three year olds, and the majority of our four year olds attend classes in the Jersey City Board of Education schools. All classes are small—no more than 15 children—and are staffed with certified Early Childhood professionals and paraprofessionals. We do provide breakfast and lunch for our Preschool students.

If you have questions about our Early Childhood Preschool program, contact our office by phoning us at  201-915-6045.

Our Curriculum

We use the High Scope Curriculum which is a research- based, educational approach that emphasizes “active participatory learning.”   Active learnings means students have direct hands-on experiences with people, objects, events and ideas.  Learn about your pre-schoolers day through this video that offers a a glimpse into our Pre-K classrooms.

Jersey City Public Schools Free Pre-K Program

5 Reasons You Should Attend the Annual JC Education Fair

Education Fair in Jersey City

September means back to school! Homework, field trips permission slips and school announcements will be flooding in! With the constant stream of information and questions, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Luckily JCFamilies swoops in to save the day! Don’t worry not all heroes wear capes!

Our annual JC Education Fair kicks off September 22nd from 10 AM to 2 PM in Hamilton Park and it is your one stop shop for all things education in Jersey City. Not convinced? Here’s a list of five reasons to attend the annual JC Education Fair!

Education Fair in Jersey City

You Get a Free Education Guide

Before you explore all there is to see, make sure you make a stop at our JCFamilies table and grab your free copy of the Education Guide detailing the types of educational options available to families.

Education Fair in Jersey CityYou Can Inquire About Different Types of School Options

Private, Public and Charter schools will be participating in the JC Education Fair! You can see the list of all schools, daycares and activity centers participating in the event here.

Education Fair in Jersey CityOne on One Time with School Representatives

The JC Education Fair is the only fair in Jersey City where you can gain firsthand information about and speak directly to the representatives of major schools, daycares and activity centers in and around Jersey City. Parents will have the opportunity to not only learn about the different school systems but also become aware of language programs, special events and many more extra curricular activities available for students and their families.

Education Fair in Jersey CityCommunity Bonding

Hamilton Park is an amazing setting to stretch your legs and engage with fellow members of the Jersey City community while learning about all the school options provided! This is the perfect time to share personal experiences and opinions with other parents and pass along recommendations.

Education Fair in Jersey CityWhile the Parents Learn, the Kids Can Play

Your little one won’t be bored while you pick up school pamphlets. While parents learn about schools, kids can enjoy the amazing entertainment! This year there will be a “Magician Face-off” featuring three amazing magicians! Your children will marvel at the talents of Cisco the Magician, Chiqui and Orland from Silly Willy Magic! Parent’s don’t forget to use the hashtag #JCEducationFair with any photos or videos taken at our event!

Want to learn more about JCFamilies and how to get involved? No problem! JCFamilies is always looking for volunteers and blog writers! We also hold many events for parents and kids in and around Jersey City. While you pick up your Education Fair guide, ask one of our JCFamilies representatives about how you can contribute and become part of the family! If you are a business looking to sponsor or advertise with us, you can email us at [email protected] and someone will be available to help.

We are super excited to see you and your family at our annual JC Education Fair! If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected]! For current and future event updates and coverage follow us on our social platforms:

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*JCFamilies is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. JCFamilies is a largest and fastest growing family/parents community in Jersey City and is dedicated to providing wholesome parenting experience to local communities.*

Open House 2018-19: Schools 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.  Next event: Grab & Go Info Sessions on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Next Open House: WFM’s Montessori Morning on Saturday, January 12, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., for children 3 to 6 years old and their families.

 

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 12, 2019 at 9 AM 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

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

Phone number: 201-433-0211
Address: 2 Montgomery Street Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Adventures in Learning provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and stimulating learning environment. Their program embraces cultural diversity and fosters a love of learning in all children. They encourage children to become self directed learners while implementing strategies and techniques that support child development through appropriate practices. Call 201-433-0211 to schedule a tour of the campus. 

Read more about the school here: https://adventuresinlearning.webnode.com/about-us/


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.

Upcoming Open Houses at their location at 160 Morgan St, Jersey City, NJ 07302: Friday, 25 January from 3-7pm, Friday, 22 February from 3-7pm

Call 201.918.6643 to schedule a private 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 for K-8 is Jan 28th at 9:30 AM and for Grade 9 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. Check the website smart-startacademy.com to schedule a tour. 

 

 

 

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. Next Open House: January 19th at 9:30 AM to 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:  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. Call to schedule a 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: Call to schedule a tour.

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. Next open house date: Call to schedule a tour. Lottery date: January 10th.

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY HOBOKEN MARSHALL

100 Marshall Street, Hoboken

Phone: (201) 890-6727

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. Open House Week from January 21st through January 25th Give them a call at (201) 420-9100 to reserve your tour. 

 

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. Call to schedule a tour. 

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. Their next Open House is on January 10th, and they also have weekly tours Thursdays at 11am. 

Empowerment Academy Charter School

240 Ege Ave, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 630-4798

The Empowerment Academy Charter 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: 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. 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 progressive, play-based 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. Please schedule a tour at GPC Website

BERGEN – LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304 – Phone: 201-706-3403

OPEN HOUSES

On-site:
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, 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

 

 

 

 

THREE LITTLE BIRDS

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

OPEN HOUSE: 1/10/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19, 4/4/19, 5/2/19, 6/6/19

HUDSON SPROUTS ACADEMY

At Hudson Sprouts Academy, their mission is simply to provide an enriching education while nurturing the child as a whole. They inspire their students to be the best forms of themselves; Motivating them to be independent, compassionate, and inquisitive learners. While providing a safe and caring environment, they inspire and demonstrate to our students the love and importance of learning.

Address: 769 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07306

[email protected]

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Upcoming Open House: Email to schedule a tour. 

JERSEY CITY COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL

The mission of Jersey City Community Charter School is to provide each student with innovative learning experiences that develop positive intellectual, social and physical outcomes. JCCCS is focused on promoting self-directed, lifelong learning skills and to facilitate the student’s ability to make responsible decisions.

For further information, call 201-433-2288 or visit their website at www.jcccsonline.org.

Applications are also available in their main offices:

Elementary (K-5) 128 Danforth Avenue 16 Bentley Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 433-2288 (201) 332-7577

Middle School (6-8) 16 Bentley Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 433-2288 (201) 332-7577

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.  Next event: Schedule a tour at their website https://www.waterfrontmontessori.com 

 

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 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. Call to schedule a tour.  

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. They are also hosting a Summer Camp open house on May 18th from 11-1pm!

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: Saturday May 11, 11 am – 2 pm

Address: 54 Wilder Rd. Suffern, NY 10901

Hoboken’s Most Popular Day Camp Is Now Picking Up In Jersey City! Learn Why Generations of Families Have Chosen To Spend Their Summer at Deerkill Day Camp. They have Open House Tours on the following dates at 10 am: 4/28, 5/11, 5/27

Check their website to learn more.

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

Phone number: 201-433-0211
Address: 2 Montgomery Street Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Adventures in Learning provide a safe, healthy, nurturing and stimulating learning environment. Their program embraces cultural diversity and fosters a love of learning in all children. They encourage children to become self directed learners while implementing strategies and techniques that support child development through appropriate practices. Call 201-433-0211 to schedule a tour of the campus. 

Read more about the school here: https://adventuresinlearning.webnode.com/about-us/


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.

Upcoming Open Houses at their location at 160 Morgan St, Jersey City, NJ 07302: Call 201.918.6643 to schedule a private 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! Call to schedule a tour. 

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. Open House Dates: June 13th at their Jersey ave location, July 11th at their Hoboken location, August 8th at their Jersey ave location, Sept 12th at their Hoboken location. 

 

 

 

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. Next Open House: Call to schedule a tour. 

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:  Call to schedule a tour. 

 

 

 

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. Book a tour through their website. 

 

 

 

 

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: Call to schedule a tour. 

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. Next open house date:Tours are available on most Fridays at 9:30am. Send an email to [email protected], call (201) 984-4151 or sign up online at Open House Sign Up Form to schedule a visit.

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY HOBOKEN MARSHALL

100 Marshall Street, Hoboken

Phone: (201) 890-6727

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. Give them a call at (201) 420-9100 to reserve your tour. 

 

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.

The Brunswick School

The Brunswick School offers child care and schooling from four months through 1st Grade. The school’s curriculum teaches children through creative outlets in a structured 12 month academic curriculum. At the Brunswick School, the goal is to create happy, healthy lifelong learners.

Upcoming Open House Event and Student for a Day: Check out  www.thebrunswickschool.com to schedule a tour.

 

 

 

 

 

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. Call to schedule a tour. 

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. Next Open House: Weekly tours Thursdays at 11am. 

Empowerment Academy Charter School

240 Ege Ave, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 630-4798

The Empowerment Academy Charter 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. Next Open House: Call to schedule a  tour. 

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. Call to schedule a tour. 

 

GARDEN PRESCHOOL COOPERATIVE

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

Garden Preschool Cooperative (GPC) is a parent-run nonprofit preschool providing progressive, play-based 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. Please schedule a tour at GPC Website

BERGEN – LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304 – Phone: 201-706-3403

OPEN HOUSES

On-site:
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Virtual:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 12,, 2019 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

 

THREE LITTLE BIRDS

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

OPEN HOUSE: 3/7/19, 4/4/19, 5/2/19, 6/6/19

HUDSON SPROUTS ACADEMY

At Hudson Sprouts Academy, their mission is simply to provide an enriching education while nurturing the child as a whole. They inspire their students to be the best forms of themselves; Motivating them to be independent, compassionate, and inquisitive learners. While providing a safe and caring environment, they inspire and demonstrate to our students the love and importance of learning.

Address: 769 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07306

[email protected]

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Upcoming Open House: Email to schedule a tour. 

JERSEY CITY COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL

The mission of Jersey City Community Charter School is to provide each student with innovative learning experiences that develop positive intellectual, social and physical outcomes. JCCCS is focused on promoting self-directed, lifelong learning skills and to facilitate the student’s ability to make responsible decisions.

For further information, call 201-433-2288 or visit their website at www.jcccsonline.org.

Applications are also available in their main offices:

Elementary (K-5) 128 Danforth Avenue 16 Bentley Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 433-2288 (201) 332-7577

Middle School (6-8) 16 Bentley Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 433-2288 (201) 332-7577

 

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please send us an email to [email protected]

Rafael De M Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City

Know everything about Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City:

Interview with Principal Derek of Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City is a public school near Hamilton Park serving students from Pre-K 3 to 8th Grade. The student body is comprised of 820 students, 700 from the local neighborhood. The school is 100 years old and very community-driven.

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City has programs for special needs students, as well as a gifted program (HOPE). There is no dual language program. Before and after care is offered at a nominal fee to families.

Class student:teacher ratios vary depending on the age group. For Pre K the ratio is 15:1. For older kids the ratio is 20-25:1.

Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City has a vibrant Pre K program.

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City offers Pre-K 3 and 4 programs serving students aged 3 and 4. Currently, we have 60 spaces for Pre-K 3 and 105 spaces for Pre-K 4 (Including an inclusion room which serves general education students and some students with special needs). This does not include our Pre-K disabled classes which mix 3 and 4 year olds with disabilities as determined by their IEPs. What is capacity for Pre K 3 & 4? When the Pre K program is at capacity, some children get bused to other schools. This is determined by a lottery overseen by the Early Childhood Department. For Pre-K 3, all spaces are determined by lottery. Once students are in Pre-K 3, they automatically are enrolled in Pre-K 4. The remaining spaces are determined by lottery if there are more students registered than spaces. Those not selected are bused to other schools with capacity until spaces open up in the school. The Early Childhood Department decides which children get bused.??? This year, 32 students will be bused to another school due to over capacity at Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City.

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City  offers discounted lunch for students who qualify. Families have to complete an application to determine if they meet the financial requirements. Approximately 40% of students are eligible for free lunch.

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City has a full service gym and an auditorium.

Sports such as soccer, basketball, and flag football are offered to middle school students after school (are these after school???). After school activities include enrichment programs such as music, wood carving and other classes. There is a nominal fee for these programs.

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City is just two blocks from Hamilton Park. Pre K classes use this park on a regular basis.

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City is a very diverse place. Overall, our percentages are below.

Multiple Ethnicities

African American

White

Hispanic

Asian

4.93%

20.07%

18.63%

37.14%

19.23%

How diverse is PS 37? 

PS 37 is a very diverse school

30% Hispanic

?? Asian

African American

South East Asia

Parents are very involved in Cordero/PS 37. When they see a need they try to fill it. For example, many parents were dismayed that there were not A/Cs in the classrooms. The PTA took it upon itself to raise funds and now classes have A/C units.

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City has many safety measures in place. Once a month, staff and students practice active shooter drills and fire drills. Each exterior door has an inside and outside camera. Visitors, as well as parents, have a sign-in requirement and have to go through security measures. The school has a very strict drug policy and will address anything suspicious.

About the Principal Derek Stanton: Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City is his 4th school as an educator in the Jersey City Public Schools and his first as a principal (as principal???). He believes it is a very special place with a powerful community. He welcomes all parents to get involved and have a voice in the direction of the school. Principal Stanton envisions a future where Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City is the school of choice for Jersey City parents.

Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey CityEnrollment at in Pre-K 3 & 4 Rafael De J Cordero/PS 37 in Jersey City is lottery based, enrollment in all other grades is subject to address, but the school does accept students outside their zone through the District Open Enrollment Process given there is space available. Minimum enrollment age is Pre-K 3. Beginning in December 2018, parents can receive information to enroll their children via the JCBOE website (www.jcboe.org). To start the enrollment process, you can contact Ms. Mimi at the main office number: 201-714-4390

PRE K-3 Registration for Concordia Learning Center Jersey City

Concordia Learning Center Jersey City

Concordia Learning Center will be using the electronic system, SignUp Genius, for their 2019 Preschool Registration.

No more braving the cold weather, you will be able to register your child from the comfort of your own PC or mobile device.

The registration date for PRE K-3 is March 1, 2019 at 8:00am.

Concordia Learning Center Registration for 2019  will be open via the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a4aa2da2fd0-concordia1

In order for a child to participate in the PreK-3 program, the child must be

  • Three (3) years old by October 1, 2019 and
  • A Jersey City resident

There will be 70 slots and 15 alternate slots available online.

The first 70 families will be contacted within a few days to schedule an appointment where the child MUST be present and the following documents must be provided:

  • Child’s original birth certificate and two copies
  • Two proofs of your home address(gas, electric or telephone bill) and one copy
  • Childs’s immunization record showing the following immunizations and one copy
    • 1 MMR(after 1st birthday)
    • 1 HIB(after 1st birthday)
    • 1 Varicella (after 1st birthday)
    • 1 PCV (after 1st birthday)
    • 4 DTP
    • 3 Hepatitis B
    • 3Polio

Concordia Learning Center Jersey City Website http://schoolfortheblind.org

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stjosephsschoolfortheblind/?ref=hl

Thank you for considering Concordia Learning Center!!

About Concordia Learning Center Jersey City:

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind began in 1891 owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. The school provided an academic program and an enriched extra-curricular program to an average and above average population of students who were blind/visually impaired.

The school was then, as it is now, a non-profit, non-secreatarian agency accepting children of every race, creed and national origin and continues to be the only school for the blind in New Jersey.

Today, St. Joseph’s School for the Blind continues its primary mission to serve individuals who are blind/visually impaired and has expanded service to include individuals with multiple disabilities and preschool disabled from throughout New Jersey.

The school offers a full range of programs and services from birth through adulthood. Our Early Intervention Program for infants/toddlers from birth to 3 years of age provides teams of special educators to teach infants/toddlers in a natural setting how to compensate for any reduced or total lack of vision.

The school also provides a 5-day-a-week education program over a period of ten months per year, with an extended school year program in July and August. The major areas of curriculum emphasis include: New Jersey Core Curriculum, Activities of Daily Living, Pre-Vocational Skills, Communication and Sensory Motor Skills, Orientation and Mobility and Personal/Social Skills. Arts and Crafts, Music, Technology and Community Integration activities are also incorporated into the curriculum as well as Speech, Physical and Occupational therapy services.

In addition to the full-time day program, the school offers a residential program on a five day/four evening per week basis which provides an expanded core curriculum for students and better prepares them for independent living.

To meet the growing need for special services, the school recently added the Realizing Adult Potential (RAP) program, a self-directed day program for adults with special needs. The program promotes independence through life skills training, real life experiences and includes training in personal care, meal prep, vocational/job skills, personal finances and more.

In an effort to better utilize our facility and meet the growing needs of our Jersey City community, a Preschool Program opened in 2009 with the approval of the New Jersey Department of Education. The program currently provides vital services to 105, 3-year-old Jersey City non-disabled residents. The state funded program is one of the highest quality pre-k programs in the nation, offering a developmentally appropriate curriculum. The program is designed to have a significant impact on academic achievement in early and later school years and has additionally provided the opportunity to integrate children with disabilities with non-disabled students. Working together, teachers have designed academic and social activities for the children, which have resulted in positive experiences for all students.

Use this link to check out other Preschools In Jersey City : http://jcfamilies.com/category/schools/ 

Education Guide: 2018-19

Picking the best school to send your child to can be stressful. With all of the options available, you want to make sure you make the right choice! Below is a list of private schools, charter schools, public schools and day cares in Jersey City & Hoboken! We also provide a few after school and summer camp resources!

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

In the United States, public schools are divided into districts. Districts can include one city or town but other districts are made up of many towns and cities. Not sure where you local school is located within your district? No worries you can check the New Jersey School Directory. All public schools are free because they are reliant on federal, state and local taxes dollars. By law, public schools must accept every child in its district, but this does not mean your child will get into the school you choose.

PRE-K DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Students must be residents of Jersey City and meet the eligibility  for enrollment. Children must be four years old by October 1st. The Pre-K Dual Language classrooms are configured so that half of the 15 student (7/8) speak English and the other half (7/8) speak Spanish. The Pre-K Dual Language Program is available in 4 Jersey City School including PS #3, #5, #6 and #30.

Registration:

Pre-K Dual  Language registration process usually takes place between February and March. Applications can be picked up from the Early Childhood Department at 346 Claremont Avenue here in Jersey City, the Early Childhood webpage and all of the public schools. Once completed, applications can be submitted by hand, certified mail or email. Students who are not chosen will be placed on a waiting list and per their lottery number.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM & FULL DAY Kindergarten PROGRAM

Registration:

The following are the steps that parents needed to complete during registration. Make sure you check individual school requirements for each of the requirements can change and vary from school to school.

  • Get a copy of the school’s registration form
  • Answer the districts health questionnaire less than 12 months prior to the start of the school year. If you are in need of support with health insurance you may qualify for New Jersey Family Care. New Jersey Family Care is also available to qualified legal immigrants. You can reach them online or by calling 1-800-701-0710.
  • Child Immunization from a NJ doctor or recognized health authority from your last place of residency.
  • A copy of your child’s last school report from your last place of residency if applicable.
  • Four proofs of residency. These include utility bill, apartmentlease, valid driver’s license or notarized affidavit.
  • The child’s original birth certificate. A passport alone will not be accepted. If originally documents have not been translated to English, should have an English translation provided from a reputable translator.
  • Two emergency contacts for school records.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Private schools are autonomous which allows them to have the freedom to offer religious education and/or curriculum apart from the regulated state standards. Private schools also depend on their own funding, which may come in the form of tuition, grants, donations and endowments. Private schools are not required to accept every child that applies.

admissioN:

  • Private school admission process usually starts about 12 months prior to enrollment.
  • Open House is held in the fall for parents and potential students to visit the school and learn about the program. Parents should receive a Pre-Application during open house and it should be completed with a non-refundable direct deposit which covers an interview/evaluation with the child.
  • Families are notified of admissions by an acceptance letter mailed to the family. Letters usually arrive in March.
  • Families are required to respond within one week of receiving an acceptance letter. To secure space, a contract needs to be signed and non-refundable and registration fees paid.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Similar to traditional public school, charter schools are free. However, paces are often limited. Charter schools are independently run and some are operated by for-profit private companies. A school’s ability to remain often depends on the management of the school and the performance of the students. Usually charter schools tend to be smaller schools resulting in smaller class sizes. All charter schools hold lotteries for admission.

Application:

SCHOOL/DAYCARE ENROLLMENT PROCESS

  • Toddler Program: must be 2 years old by Oct 1st.
  • Transitional Three’s Program: must be turning 3 years old between Oct 2nd – Dec 31st.
  • Pre-K 3: must be 3 years old by Oct 1st.
  • Pre-K 4: must be 4 years old by Oct 1st.
  • Kindergarten: must be 5 years old by Oct 1st.

Schools, Daycares and Preschools in Jersey City

Cordero Community School

158 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 714-4390

Rafael de J. Cordero School – P.S. 37 is a public school located in Jersey City, NJ.

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.

The Brunswick School

189 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 420-1550

The Brunswick School encourages its students to think and learn by utilizing various parts of the brain in order to become holistic learners. Loosely based on The Creative Curriculum, The Brunswick School educators use a diverse approach to educate our youth that encompasses logical/abstract thinking, creative outlets to fasten fundamental ideas, hands-on, student driven exploration and teacher-guided large group and small group instruction to provide a comprehensive curriculum for lifelong learners.

Tessa International School

720 Monroe St Suite E105-106, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 755-5585

At Tessa International School, children are introduced to other languages and cultures in order to enhance their cultural awareness; they are bilingual and culturally adaptable.

Garden Preschool Cooperative

242 10th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 309-0440

The Garden Preschool Cooperative (GPC) is a parent-run nonprofit preschool that seeks to provide high-quality progressive early childhood education in a nurturing atmosphere.

Smart Start Academy 

Learning Centers:

  • 462 Central Ave Jersey City, NJ 07307
  • 532 Jersey Avenue Jersey City NJ, 07302

Phone: (201) 461-6363

Smart Start Academy is dedicated to bringing the best environment for learning and creativity to each student. Their full day programs have a curriculum that works to meet every learning style in a way to that nurtures every aspect of a child- the physical, emotional, intellectual and social.

Hudson Montessori School

10 Regent St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 516-0700
Hudson Montessori School was founded in 2009 and is an independent, school committed to providing the highest quality education to children, from ages 2 infancy through upper elementary school.

 

Hamilton Park Montessori School

1 McWilliams Pl #206, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 533-1910

Hamilton Park Montessori School educates children from infancy through eighth grade, following the vision of Maria Montessori, who was thrice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of children and her work toward world peace.

Apple Montessori School

 220 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 222-1464

The Apple Montessori School’s method is designed to constantly build upon the individual skills and knowledge the child is acquiring, at every age level.

The Embankment School

255 Brunswick St #2, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 898-5437

Nurturing curious, inquisitive and entrepreneurial minds is the cornerstone of The Embankment School’s approach. The Embankment School seeks first and foremost to foster and cultivate each student’s love of learning and inspire understanding from self-driven experimentation, examination, and investigation.

Lightbright Academy 

100 Marshall St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (201) 420-9100

Lightbridge Academy was built on a foundation of family values. It is a place where parents, children, staff members, as well as the community and franchise owners come together as a family to create a trusted Circle of Care.

Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School

324 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304 – Phone: (201) 706-3403

Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School is a dual-language (Spanish / English) preschool, kindergarten, and lower elementary school offering an affordable, high-quality education for children 18 months – 9 years old.

The Miss Meghan Effect 

253 Clerk St, Jersey City – Phone: (347) 282-6967

Known as the “Jedi Sleep Master,” Miss Meghan is one of the most sensitive and in-tune Infant/Toddler/Child Sleep Consultant’s available. Her Mindful Montessori’s philosophy is to provide a holistic, stimulating and enriching Montessori-inspired environment for children birth to 8 years old.

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City

 210 9th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 420-6792

The Scandinavian School of Jersey City has a curriculum that is based on an image of the child as creative, capable and inquisitive. Children are placed at the center of curriculum negotiations, the belief being that they learn best when their interests are acknowledged as worthy of investigation.

Adventures In Learning Day Care

2 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 683-8411

Adventures In Learning Day Care prides themselves on having the most committed and nurturing staff a parent can wish for. Staff members are CPR certified and must have a minimum of a Child Development Associates Certification.

 

Kiddie Academy 

255 Brunswick St, Jersey City – Phone: (201) 241-4443

Kiddie Academy is an educational daycare center exceeding expectations! Children will focus on learning while having fun. They provide family styles meals from their in-house chef who uses organic ingredients.

 

After School Activities & Summer Camps

AlphaMinds Academy 

Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County: 225 Morris Blvd Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: 201) 844-8535

AlphaMinds Academy, located in Jersey City and Hoboken, is an enrichment program that provides students of all ages and abilities the chance to pursue academic interests in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Tonal Arts Music Center

47B Harrison St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – Phone: (973) 665-2051

Founded on the belief that musical training can have a positive impact on many different areas of life, Tonal Arts Music Center is dedicated to providing quality, focused, results-oriented lessons to students of all ages.

Next Step Broadway

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

Next Step Broadway’s mission is to provide an environment where all ages and levels can experience the joy of expression through dancing, singing, acting & much more.

Camp Riverbend

 116 Hillcrest Rd, Warren, NJ 07059 – Phone: (908) 580-2267

Camp Riverbend encourages children to explore the world and learn new skills in a fun and supportive environment. It’s also located just 30 minutes from Jersey City.

Zaniac

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

Zaniac is an after school and summer camp STEAM-enrichment (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program. This program is for children grades K-8 and your child will enjoy learning in a high-tech environment filled with friends!

British Swim School

389 Washington St, #31K – Phone: (201) 676-3630

The British Swim School has been teaching water survival and swim lessons to over 13,000 nationwide. Babies from 3 months old to adults have the opportunity to participate in classes all over Hudson County.

 

Press Release for JC Education Fair 2017

EVENT:  JC Education Fair 2017 (Education Fair in Jersey City)

WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd. 2017 10a.m. to 2p.m.

WHERE: Hamilton Park, Downtown Jersey City

                   McWilliams Place, 8th Street

                   Jersey City, NJ 07304

COST: FREE!

CONTACT: Mamta Singh, [email protected]

Jersey City, NJ, September 23rd, 2017 – JCFamilies will be launching and distributing their new directory at the JC Education Fair 2017, which will cover all bases for parents and families interested in local schools and day cares.

Over 57 Jersey City and Hoboken-based public schools, private schools, charter schools, and day cares will be represented at the upcoming JC Education Fair 2017 where parents and families can obtain information firsthand from school representatives on open houses, school curriculum, as well as intermingle with other families and educators alike.

Parents will not only learn how to better navigate the different school systems and calendars, but also become privy to special events, enrichment classes, promotions and obtain resources from some of the leading childcare facilities and most prestigious schools in and around Jersey City and Hoboken. Schools like Hamilton Park Montessori, The Ethical Community Charter School and AlphaMind Academy will be in attendance for this family-friendly event that will appeal to children of all ages. JCFamilies will be hosting the 2nd Annual ‘Face-Off’ Magic Show, a free program showcasing the marvelous and mystical talents of local Magicians for all to enjoy.

Parents will be able to walk away from this experience able to discern which school will be the right fit for their young scholars and families. Team members of JCFamilies will also have a table set up to answer any of your questions, and we will be distributing our newly-launched directory for the 2017-18 school year. Stop by and say hi! For additional information please visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive event updates.

*JCFamilies is a not-for-profit organization that connects over 25,000 local parents through its various channels, providing information, resources and wholesome parenting experiences to local communities.  JCFamilies is the largest and fastest growing community of parents in the Jersey City area.

Education Fair in Jersey City

How to Save Money on School Supplies

How to Save Money on School Supplies

Going back to school can be a fun time for your kids. They get to learn new things, see their friends again every day, and of course get the coolest and newest school supplies. However, this can be far less exciting for parents when they see the long list of supplies required for the school year ahead. From pencils to markers to notebooks to scissors and glue, your kids are going to need heaps of new learning materials.

Thankfully, we have compiled some of the best ways on how to save money on school supplies. You can save tons of money on school supplies for the upcoming school year. Follow these few simple tips and tricks so you can get your kids everything they want, and save money doing it!

Check Your House

Believe it or not, you likely have tons of school supplies laying around the house already. Things like to hide in closets, drawers, old backpacks, and other nooks and crannies.

So, do a sweep of the house and look for simple things like new pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, rulers, post-its, and pens. Even those these are small items, they can add up in price at the store because your kids often need a lot of each item. This is an easy and simple way to save money on school supplies.

No Sales Tax Holidays

If you are lucky enough to live in a state with a no sales tax holiday, take advantage of his opportunity. You can go shopping for school supplies, new clothing, and even computers. This is a great way to save some extra money and a wonderful way to save money on school supplies.

Buy in Bulk Stores

Have a membership at those huge bulk stores like Costco? Then, buy those schools supplies there. Even though you may pay a bit more out of pocket initially, you can a huge supply of items like pens, pencils, paper, markers, notebooks, and loose-leaf paper. It is very likely your kids will need more paper and pencils as the school year goes on. Instead of having to run out to the store in the middle of the year when there are no more back-to-school sales, you will already have the extra supplies they will need. This is a very

It is very likely your kids will need more paper and pencils as the school year goes on. Instead of having to run out to the store in the middle of the year when there are no more back-to-school sales, you will already have the extra supplies they will need. This is a very convenient way to save money on school supplies.

Take Advantage of Back-to-School Sales

Of course, nearing the end of summer there are going to be tons of school supply and clothing sales at almost every store. Keep a close eye on flyers, social media, emails, etc. to keep an eye out for when sales are about to begin at your favorite stores. You can often find deep discounts on some of the most common supplies on your kid’s school supply list from their teachers.

Be Smart with Backpacks

One of the biggest expenses you will encounter for the up and coming school year is a backpack. Backpacks are often quite pricey for one of good quality. Use coupons when you can, buy second-hand, or wait for sales to come about at your favorite stores and your favorite brands.

You can still find great quality backpacks that aren’t the super popular name brands like NorthFace, Billabong, and Nike. Look at backpacks from Lands End, Timberland, and JanSport. They often have sales and they will actually last your kids the whole entire school year.

School Uniforms

If your kids need school uniforms, never buy them from a school uniform store. They are often extremely overpriced and the quality of clothing can be lacking as well. If any store is going to hike up the price of uniforms, it will be a designated school uniform store.

Instead, shop around for your kid’s uniforms at places like Lands End, Old Navy, and Gap who all now carry great quality and affordable uniforms. Uniforms are often overlooked as a “school supply,” so make sure you consider this as a school supply. It will help you keep on track with your budget and save money on school supplies overall.

Buy From Multiple Stores

Yes, this may be a bit annoying to run from store to store, but financially speaking, it will likely be worth it. Generally, one store only has select items on sale. So you may get those pens, pencils, scissors, and pencil boxes on sale, but what about the rest of the list? Buy the things that are on sale from one store and go to another store and buy the items that are on sale there. Whatever is left over, search for stores that are likely to have the remainder of the list on sale.

Additionally, you can buy the rest of the school supply list online from websites like Amazon. These kinds of websites will have no frills and fuss and have amazing prices for school items. Even better – if you have Amazon Prime you will get free 2-day shipping.

Try the Dollar Tree

You may not associate the Dollar Tree with school supply shopping, but you can find great items at even better prices here. They will have all of the basics like pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers, scissors, glue, and tons more. Give it a shot! You will save money on school supplies and can use your savings for other things.

Walmart, Staples, and Office Max Flyers

Keep your eye on these stores flyers when August rolls around. Stores are getting ready for families who are going back to school and the sales abound. You can often find the best deals advertised in these kinds of flyers and you can use the flyers to plan out your shopping trip. Write down what you need that is on sale at each store. Then make your way to each store, stick to the list of items on sale at each store, and you will watch the savings pile up.

Lastly…

Office Max is offering $5 off a $25 purchase in store and online by either downloading the coupon from their site or using 5OFF25 at checkout online.

Walmart has 97 cent bins right by the checkout with great deals and tons of savings!

The Waldo School, World of ABC in Jersey City

 The Waldo School, World of ABC in Jersey City

school in Jersey CityAn Interview with Founders, Daniela Sarbu & Dorota Mani And Curriculum Director, Courtney Bode

Located in the heart of the Waldo section of the Jersey City Waterfront, World of ABC, The Waldo School sets the standard for leading private education.

What inspired you to open The Waldo School, World of ABC:

Our inspiration were our children. We are two mommies who were looking for schools for both of our children. There were not many then as there are right now. We were looking for something different than what we had in the area. A school that was academically advanced but with a well rounded curriculum, with inspirational facilities that were green, sustainable and eco friendly too. We wanted chess, music, etiquette; multiple things that we could not find in the schools that were currently in the area.

We opened our doors in 2010. We found a space that was completely raw and we helped design it. We were almost at 80% capacity in our first year only. Most families enrolled here are from close neighborhoods in downtown Jersey City.

Private schools in jersey cityWhat kind of curriculum do you follow & how is it different from other schools in the area:

We use the International Baccalaureate program. It is a primary years program for kids from Pre-K to Highschool. The idea here is to promote inquiry based approach to teaching where kids are encouraged to ask questions and we use these learnings to develop a lot of our lesson plans and activities.

It’s a very student centric approach driven by the children’s’ interest. They are really invested in what they’re learning. Simultaneously we are also a little more academic than other schools. While following their interests we are also making sure we deliver targeted mathematics, language and arts, science instruction so the kids are not only learning what they are expected to know but a little more too. We also have smaller classes with lower ratios so students get the individual instruction that they need.

It’s important to add here that our children are a year ahead with their current programs, but because we make our approach fun, exciting and innovative, they s don’t even know that they are learning so much!

pre-schools in jersey cityWhat extracurricular activities do you offer:

In addition to academics we believe that a child needs to be well rounded socially, emotionally and physically and because of that we offer a range of extracurricular activities that are included in our tuition. Music, swimming (with a salt water system), basketball, soccer, Spanish, art, robotics, chess are all programs that are part of our curriculum from 8.30am – 3.30pm. For extra coaching in these areas, we offer private lessons too.

Students enjoy an indoor pool and gymnasium for physical education or indoor recess.

We are in the process of opening our outdoor space in June with chess tables, hoops, picnic tables etc.

pre-k in Jersey CityWhat is the student/teacher ratio in your school:

Our program runs from Infant – 3rd grade and every year we plan to open a new classroom as our kids are growing with us. In general, each classroom has about 12 students. Our ratios are as follows:

1:3 in Infants and Toddlers

1:6 in Pre-K

1:12 in KG & Up


Do you have early drop off and after care options available:

Our school day runs from 7.30am -6.00pm.

daycares in Jersey City

Do you provide an option for catered lunch:

We ask parents to send lunch for their kids with instructions as needed. However for parents who would like to order lunch through us, we do work with a chef who delivers meals for kids daily to our facilities. This is not included in the tuition

We do however, offer a snack at 10.00am and 3.30pm for all kids. We take into consideration all dietary restrictions.

private school in Jersey CityDo you offer summer camp programs:

We have two summer camp programs. One program for preschoolers and second one for kindergartners and up.

Our Pre-K program is fun. A great introduction to school for kids who are new. We include academics but with summer there is a lot of outdoor time, sports and different theme based activities that we plan our days around. Interested parents can see detail on our website www.worldofabc.com.

The Elementary summer program is based on STEM so includes robotics, programing, engineering, math and science in addition to sports as well.

We open summer camp to not just the enrolled children but all kids of jersey city and beyond. Summer camp is also a good introduction for new students that are starting in September. They get acquainted with the premises and the teachers which makes for a very smooth transition for them.

elementary school in Jersey CityWhat makes you different from other schools in the area:

This school is being run by two mommies. We are not a business. We are a facility that is a home away from home for our children.They are all happy and excited. Yes, we are challenging them academically in addition to a wide range of extracurriculars but they are also learning self confidence and getting a well rounded experience.

We are also blessed with really good teachers and not to mention exceptional students! It’s important to have all the right degrees but we also choose good teachers based on their interaction with kids in the classroom.

What would you like to say to our families:

Come and see us. Our doors are always open! We make sure all our children are safe and getting the well rounded experience they need. We do everything in our power to nurture successful individuals with a strong foundation.

It is also important to note that we have a very experienced nurse on our staff at all times too.

We conduct tours for all parents on Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm-5pm. We prefer more intimate tours with fewer families on a given day so that we are able to give them more time to ask questions and listen to their concerns.

Our admissions process is also on a rolling basis. We accept applications all year around and revert to families within 3 business days on availability and next steps. We believe in open communication and transparency!

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