Camp Riverbend “Star Wars” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Come sample Camp Riverbend’s awesome summer activities this winter at our “Star Wars” Open House Saturday Jan 13, 10 am – 12 noon. We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors, including “out of this world” games, crafts and cooking. Take a tour of the camp site with our directors. Free! RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown JC; bus service included.

Camp Riverbend “Wacky Olympics” Open House

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Come sample @CampRiverbend’s awesome summer activities at our “Wacky Winter Olympics” Open House Sunday February 25, 10 am – 12 noon.  We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities, including games, crafts and cooking for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors.  Take a tour of the camp site with our directors.  Free!  RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP. Let the games begin!

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City and Hoboken; daily summer bus service included.

 

Welcome to Jersey City: Starter Guide for Jersey City Newbies

New in Jersey City ? Welcome to our city…this little guide will help you in many ways, check it out..

Moving is never easy, especially with kids. It’s easy to see how newcomers to the downtown Jersey City or Hamilton Park neighborhoods could get a bit overwhelmed with the bustle of the area. Here’s a starter guide to get started, but be aware that Jersey City is a buzzing and growing city that continues to evolve before our eyes, so it’s by no means comprehensive. Feel free to add your own ideas to our Facebook page, or in the comments section!

And also, WELCOME! All of us at JCFamilies were new in town once too – we know and completely understand the mix of excitement, trepidation, and confusion that can come with a big move. We hope you’ll introduce yourself to us at our next event!

1.SHOPPING

While it might be less daunting to order everything online, there’s real value to getting outside and seeing what you see. Every time you step out, you will feel a little bit more confident and more comfortable in your new neighborhood.

There are several grocery and foodstuff stores within walking distance, but all of the following listed below also have parking lots (except Key Foods) so you don’t have to walk if you don’t want to. Key Foods, however, is the only one nestled right inside the neighborhood, meaning you won’t have to cross any multi-lane super-busy streets with your stroller.

Key Foods – 574 Jersey Avenue
Shop Rite – 400 Marin Boulevard
Acme – 125 18th Street
Target – 100 14th Street
Morton Williams: 105 River Dr S, Jersey City
BJ’s (Members only) – 396 Marin Boulevard, right next to Shop Rite
99 Ranch Market – 420 Grand St

Having a housewarming party? We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that there’s a giant booze warehouse open until 10 pm daily (except Sunday) which also has a parking lot, a create your own six pack craft beer section, a massive wine selection, and discounts on quantity.

Buy Rite – 575 Manila Avenue

In addition to the stores already mentioned, don’t forget that one of the biggest benefits of living in a major metropolitan area is that we don’t have to go to big box stores if we don’t want to. There are bodegas, corner stores, wine shops, and food trucks all around you. The Jersey City consumer is so selective, and has so many options, that you can be confident that any and all of those corner stores will be stocked up on the necessities and will operate in a clean and professional environment. We are proud of our ability to shop local – it’s great to have milk and eggs at the end of the block.

A Glance into Jersey City Farmer’s Market

Healthy places to eat in Jersey City

Best Vegan Bakeries in Jersey City

2. ENTERTAINMENT

Do yourself a huge favor and have a date night in the nearby bars and restaurants without your kids. There are hip and trendy options that are trying hard (and succeeding) to keep your dollars in Jersey City. That said, there are also lots of options for days and evenings with the kiddos.

The Liberty Science Center has four floors of entertainment. Get a membership. When the winter arrives, you’re going to need a place where the kids can run and feel the freedom that they feel outside without the wind whipping into their little faces. The science center is that place. There are always at least two exhibits/rooms for little ones, one which changes and one that stays the same. Right now the rotating exhibit is Curious George. There’s also a section with animals – the Eat and Be Eaten exhibit – and another area where there are giant fish tanks. Explore. You won’t regret it.

2.1 Outdoors:

Hamiton Park, Van Vorst Park and Newport Green. These parks with lots of outdoor space to run around, playground equipment to climb, slide, and swing on, and programming including farmer’s markets and movies in the park. Both are beautiful any time of year (ok, maybe not in the snow…), and are always full of friends. Friends are everywhere in Jersey City – chat someone up today!

2.2 Indoors:

Check out some of these fantastic indoor play spaces in Jersey City and Hoboken. Grab your energetic little ones and get them playing, singing, reading, crafting or exploring. And you don’t even have to travel that far.

JCFamilies Weekly Meet Ups

3. TRANSPORTATION

There are many ways to get around downtown Jersey City, and so many of us are grateful for the walk-able design of the neighborhood. For those times we can’t walk to where we need to be, there are lots of options that are oftentimes easier than driving your own car.

PATH has stations at Grove Street, Newport, Exchange Place and JSQ. All of these will take you into lower Manhattan and midtown in minutes and operate around the clock.

There are 2 ferries options: NY Waterway and Liberty Landing Ferry Service

The Light Rail takes you around New Jersey above ground. We know you’re not the only parent who gets on the Light Rail to go no where in particular, but just ride the train wherever with your little ones. Kids LOVE the Light Rail. They don’t need tickets, but you do. Be sure to STAMP your ticket after purchasing it so you don’t get fined if they check tickets.

CitiBike doesn’t have child seats but it is a fun and easy way to get around if you’re on your own.

Ridesharing companies like uber and lyft have gotten really popular in the past few years. Jersey City has seen a huge increase in their use because many times it’s easier to get a car service than to figure out where you’re going to park.

4. EDUCATION AND DAYCARES

There are so many options for day cares and schools in Jersey City that we couldn’t possibly list them all here. Please, check some options at the JCFamilies Education Guide 2017-18

Some things to know and/or think about when starting your school search:

  • Jersey City provides a free public school option beginning at age 3. Since there is limited space in the local schools, JC outsources their pre-k program to contracted child-care centers. All of these contracted child care centers use the High/Scope curriculum.
  • In addition, many downtown and Hamilton Park families choose private, Montessori, religious, or cooperative education options for their young children because they allow parents more flexibility and can be closer to home than the public option.
  • Nannys and au pairs are also very common for parents who choose in-home care for their babies.

JCFamilies organizes the JC Education Fair & the JC Summer Camp Fair every year. Check our webpage for updates.

5. FITNESS & WELLNESS

Being active is essential for both physical and mental health. Check out our list of local fitness and wellness clubs to find the one that works best for your needs, location and budget.

JCFamilies Fitness Directory

 6. DOCTORS

It’s comforting to know that you and your family are well taken care of with a great group of health care providers in the neighborhood. Our list here is a helpful guide for newbies in the neighborhood.

Looking for a pediatrician? Click here

Are you a woman? Are you an expectant mom? Are you planning to have a baby? Do you have kids? Primary Physicians info here: Carepoint Health and DRS

Adult and Pediatric ER

  • Hoboken University Medical Center / Carepoint: 308 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ, 07030
  • Christ Hospital / Carepoint : 176 Palisades Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07306
  • Jersey City Medical Center: 355 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

7. DENTISTS  : 

7.1 Kids Dentistry

True Dental Care: 255 Brunswick St, Suite 5 – Phone: 201-565-0880
Modern Family Dentistry: 551 Jersey Ave – Phone: 201-798-1000
Dear Tooth Fairy: 432 Grand St – Phone: 201-763-6030

8. PHARMACIES

Newport Pharmacy: 165 Erie St
Downtown Pharmacy: 52 Essex Street & 18 Park View Ave
Palace Drugs and Liquors: 172 Newark Ave #2
CVS: at Target: 100 14th St
Duane Reade: 110 Newark Ave/ 52 River Dr S /1 – Path Plaza

24 Hours Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy : 59 Washington Street, Hoboken
Rite Aid: 2859-61 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

9. BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUES

Urban living brings its challenges of space, especially when you are planning your kids’ big day! We’ve made finding a birthday party space easy with our list of venues here.

The Best Kids Birthday Cakes in Jersey City and Hoboken

Birthday Party on a Budget

Jersey City

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.

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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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The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ

 

An Interview with Jean-François, Center Director, The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ is located in downtown Jersey City and walking distance from Grove Street Path Station. The French American Academy opened in the former St Mary High School. Their charming 3-story building, offers 30 classrooms with bright light, warm colors and ample space. We were warmly greeted by their faculty and students. A special thank you to their center director, Jean-François, for giving us his time.

When did The French American Academy of Jersey City open it’s doors:

This school is part of a group of schools called the French American Academy founded 10 years ago. The French American Academy first opened three Pre-K classes in September 2007 in Dumont, NJ. The school has grown ever since.

We moved to a bigger campus in New Milford in Bergen County in July 2010 and shortly after  opened a second campus in Morris Plains in Morris County in September 2010. The Jersey City campus opened its doors in 2012.

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

The French American Academy of Jersey City is a private bilingual school. We offer an early-start, gradual immersion, dual language (French and English) education to students from Pre-K2 through 4th grade. From Sep 2017, we are expanding to 5th grade.

In Sep 2018 we will open the Middle school in Jersey City with 6th, 7th and 8th grades with French, American & Spanish tracks. We will be accepting students from various international backgrounds and communities.


There is more emphasis on the French language in the early years (Pre-K-Kindergarten) to set up the foundations. From 1st grade, instruction in English gradually increases and by 5th grade children are spending about 60% in French and 40% in English.

Bilingualism is at the core of our curriculum and in some classes like in science, students are taught in both languages with both an American and a French teacher present in the classrooms. It’s a demanding bilingual curriculum with an emphasis on projects and investigation. In our community, we welcome children from families whether these families speak French at home, or English or another language.

Our school is accredited by both, Middle School Association on College and Schools, and the National French Ministry of Education, and is a member of New Jersey Association of Independent School.

Pre-school jersey cityWhat is the student/teacher ratio in your school: 
5:1 in Pre-K (the legal requirement is 6:1)
8:1 in Pre-K for three year old (the legal requirement is 10:1)
10:1 in Pre-K for four year old (the legal requirement is 12:1)
12:1 in Kindergarten (the legal requirement is 15:1)
16:1 in First Grade (there is no more legal obligation but the public school ratio is usually 25:1)
18:1 in Second Grade and up (there is no more legal obligation but the public school ratio is usually 25:1)

Pre-school in jersey cityDo you have early drop off and after care options available:

The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ school day runs from 8.30am -3.15pm. Before-school-care opens at 7:30am.
After-school-care starts at 3.15pm and ends at 6:30pm.
A bus from Bus4us company brings the students from Weehawken / Hoboken to Jersey City in the morning and take them back in the afternoon.

Do you provide an option for catered lunch:

In Jersey City we partner with Simply Gourmet. You can easily order your child’s lunch online with them or send your child with a lunch box. Their meals are nutritious, delicious, and kid friendly. Our other campuses have their own catering company. We have this planned for Jersey City too in the future.

Elementary School jersey cityWhat extracurricular activities do you offer:

Enrichment classes typically run from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Offerings may include:
Art, Sports (Soccer, Tennis and Team Games), Hip-Hop, Music (Guitar and Piano private lessons), Chess, Cooking, Woodworking, Programming
Our Enrichment Program offers every day at least two different classes: one for older children and one for younger children.

Students also enjoy a huge inhouse  gymnasium for physical education or indoor recess.

Do you offer Summer Camp programs:

The French American Academy, Jersey City’s Summer Camp program runs for 8 weeks (end June – mid August)

We also offer mini camps in February and over Spring break.

What would you like to say to our families:

Everyone is welcomein The French American Academy, Jersey City, NJ! We also have Financial Aid budgets for qualifying families.
The French American Academy is a school of excellence and we hope you will give this gift to your child.

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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

Related Blogs:The French American Academy, Smart Start Academy, Hamilton Park Montessori School, Apple Montessori School, List of other schools

All about The Brunswick School in Jersey City, NJ

All about The Brunswick School in Jersey City, NJ

Quick Points: 

  • The Brunswick School in Jersey City is conveniently located in downtown JC, 2 blocks from Hamilton Park.
  • Huge parking lot for parents.
  • Citibike stand just opposite to the school.

An Interview with Jillian Hernandez; Founder of the new and growing Brunswick School

How did the Brunswick School come about? What inspired you?

We opened a year and a half ago in July of 2015. Obviously I have a passion for children in early education but my background is in Human Resources so I wanted to start a business that could make a difference in the community. I spend most of my time interacting with the teachers and making sure they are happy. If teachers are happy, children are happy and as a result parents are happy. The teachers here have a true passion for what they do…I wish I could spend more time in the classroom…but the highlight of my day is when one of the teachers brings a couple of kids in here and shows me what they’ve done.

I also recognized that there was a huge demand in this area for quality education. There are so many young families here now in Jersey City. At the time when we started building the school there were not many options…now fortunately there are a lot more options for the community which is great, as it will bring more people to Jersey City.

What is the teacher/child ratio in your school:

Under 18 mths: 1:4, 18mths – 2.5: 1:6, 2.5 & older: 1:10

But we always have extra hands and staff too.

The Brunswick School in Jersey City

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How many classrooms do u have in the school:

We have 11 classrooms and in the process of opening up an additional classroom and indoor playroom coming very soon. This used to be a catholic grammar school, so its nice that we can continue to expand into additional spaces that already exist within the building.

Our program starts at 6 months up to Kindergarten. We have two baby rooms, three young toddler rooms, four older toddler rooms, One Pre-K room and One Kindergarten room.

Do you provide an option for catered lunch:

Yes! Our chef is fantastic. She provides breakfast, lunch and snacks to the children. It’s all organic and super healthy (it’s busy bee organics). It’s included in the tuition.

We also teach the children about what they are eating and why.

Pre-K school in jersey city

 

 

 


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

We are open from 7 am – 7pm which is nice and convenient for parents that work and have to commute. Our core day starts at 8.30 am and ends at 4.30pm, but before that and after is before care and after care.

What kind of curriculum do you follow:

Our director Erin and I built the curriculum. We researched various different curriculums that are out there and created our own. We didn’t want to subscribe to one but take the best of all.

A lot of it is based on Arts & Crafts, Music, Movement but heavy on Academics (Math, Reading, Writing, Science, History) through utilizing different creative outlets. That’s our whole premise here..teaching the children to enjoy the process of learning. For the little ones it’s more about the socialization and maintaining a structure, trying to maintain the routine the parents have at home, here in the school.

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What extracurricular activities do you offer:

The kids get Zumba and Yoga and the older kids have Science Enrichment once a week and Spanish a few times a week. We also have Rockasorri coming in once a week for Music. We also have an outdoor play area and we take them out twice a day.

Do you offer Summer Camp programs:

Yes, we do have a summer program. Most of the spots go to siblings that aren’t in the school. Our summer camp is separate from regular school. We have a separate classroom for summer and it’s more fun based with field trips, visits at Hudson Play etc. And the kids are older. Enrollment for camp is open and we ask for a two week minimum.

How do you foster Diversity?

We celebrate every holiday and ask parents to come in and celebrate with us. Our teachers are from different nationalities and backgrounds and they also help us carry things out like that.

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In your opinion, what sets your school apart from others?

-We have the best teachers, they are just amazing human beings that care with great educational backgrounds and are certified.

-Our Food! These kids eat better than most of Jersey City! Super healthy and organic.The chef makes sure they are getting a balanced diet between what they like, fruits and vegetables. We also take care of dietary restrictions.

Related Blogs:Smart Start Academy, Bright Horizons, All Saints Day School, Viaquenti Academy, List of Other Schools

 

Indoor and Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

Tennis Classes in Jersey City

TennisApproach

Tennis Ct Dr, Jersey City

Phone: (201) 344-7824

Since early 2010/11TennisApproach has steadily grown to be a leader in not only in initiating students into tennis in the Jersey City area, but also developing them to be high level players! Whether you’re a beginner or  an experienced player looking to polish your game, TennisApproach is a great fir for you! TennisApproach provides a full range of services for individuals, schools, camps, parks and recreation and tennis clubs/facilities looking to create, expand or reinvigorate their programming.

Super Duper Tennis

Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

At Super Duper Tennis, they teach the FUNdamentals of tennis to kids 10andUnder in an educational and exciting environment that enhances self-esteem, builds confidence and overall love for the game. They provide amazing programs and camps for your children to bond with peers while working on their killer backhand! Programs are sorted by age to ensure your child is moving at their pace and get the most out of their experience!

Working out can sure build up an appetite, make sure you refuel with a lot of water and healthy meal! Jersey City is home to many restaurants that will give you the energy you need before yoga or any other fitness activity.

Charter Schools In Jersey City

Knowledge is power and great educational opportunities are the stepping stones to a child’s future. However, education is not one size fit all. Children have different learning styles and families can be offered a range of school options to help them while they find the right fit for their child. Charter Schools have been offering specialized learning programs and allow families the ability to have choices. We’ve compiled a list of Charter Schools in Jersey City to make your search easier!

The Ethical Community Charter School

95 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306

First on our list of Charter Schools in Jersey City isThe Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS). TECCS opened its doors at in September 2009 with 120 kindergartners and first graders. Since then, the school has added a grade each year, to become a K-8 school in 2016-2017, educating nearly 400 children. Ethics, service, and social justice are the main principles that inform every aspect of school life which makes it a great choice on our list of Charter Schools in Jersey City. Want to visit the school before applying? No problem! Send an email to [email protected] or give them a phone call at 201-984-4151 and book your appointment.

  • Admission: applications here 
  • Student Teacher Ration: 16:1
  • Elementary (K-4th): In the elementary grades, children will learn about ourselves, their families, and their community. Elementary students at TECCS are learning to express themselves as thinkers, writers, mathematicians, and experimenters.
  • Middle School (5th-8th): Using the foundations built in elementary school, middle and upper grades discuss civic responsibility. Students begin to analyze how their actions impact the world.
  • Transportation: Student bus service

BelovED Community Charter School 

508 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The education model at the heart of the BelovEd Community Charter School wraps powerful values and character development protocols, rooted in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s concept of the “Beloved Community making it a perfect addition to our list of Charter Schools in Jersey City. The school believes in helping its students to feel cared about in their environment and growing and learning by the golden rule; due onto others as you want done to you. BelovED opened in 2012 as a K-2 school and has added a grade each year since. Currently BelovED serves K-8, and next year for the first time, will be offering 9th Grade! For more information about applications and the school in general, you can call them at 201-630-4700 or email them!

  • Admission: BelovED is a free public school that provides equal access to ALL students on a space available basis. If you are interested in applying to BelovEd you could apply in multiple ways.
  • Student Teach Ratio: 14:1
  • Transportation: form here. Students who are in 3rd grade or above have the ability to walk home only if their parents have signed a form granting them permission.
  • Extra Curricular: Middle School students have the ability to go out for school spots. 
  • Open House Dates: Here

Golden Door Charter School

The Golden Door Charter School was founded in 1998 as one of Jersey City’s first charter schools. The school strives to create an institution that offers the parents of Jersey City a viable choice for their child’s education. They are dedicated to creating a safe and high quality-learning environment for all of our students which start at Pre-K4 to 8th grade
  • Admission: Here.
  • Student Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Chief Academic Officer: Mr. Brian Stiles. Telephone: 201-795-4400 x3425 Email: [email protected]
  • School Calendar: 2018-2019 School Calendar

Soaring Heights Charter School

1 Romar Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07305

Soaring Heights Charter School is a K – 8 elementary school which opened in downtown Jersey City as one of New Jersey’s 13 original charter schools in September, 1997. The mission of Soaring Heights Charter School is to prepare a growing number of students from Kindergarten to 8th grade for a lifetime of learning as productive citizens in the technological age by training them how to communicate and listen effectively, think critically, solve problems, act responsibly, value their accomplishments, and achieve a high level of academic excellence.

  • Admission: You will need to print the document, complete it, and mail it to Soaring Heights at the address provided.
  • Student Teacher Ration: 14:1
  • Transportation: Buses / vans provided for students. For information about public transportation, as well as bus transportation to programs such as the Boys & Girls Club and the Jewish Community Center, please contact the school office at 201-434-4800.
  • Dress Code: Uniform order forms can be requested from the school office.
  • Extra Curricular Activities: STEAM, Tutoring 

Learning Community Charter School

2495 Kennedy Blvd.  Jersey City NJ 07304

Founded by parents, the Learning Community Charter School opened it’s doors for the first time for the 1997-1998 school year, beginning as a small, neighborhood school in downtown Jersey City. LCCS continues to provide an innovative, top-notch education to for kids from PreK – 8th. For more information call them at 201-332-0900.

Jersey City Global Charter School

255 Congress St. Jersey City, NJ 07307 (201) 744-2224

Last but not least on our list of Charter Schools in Jersey City is the Jersey City Global Charter School. The mission of the Jersey City Global Charter School is to provide students with the skills and exploratory experiences that enable them to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers and innovative problem solvers. Through a rigorous academic core curriculum aligned to the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards and Core Content Standards JCGCS provides a diversified, comprehensive curriculum that encompasses social and economic entrepreneurship, social justice, equality, ecological sustainability as well peace and harmony between people, we seek to address the unique needs of the students in a changing society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JC Education Fair

Only fair in Jersey City where you can get information about & speak to the representatives of major Schools,Day Cares  & Activity Centers,Classes in & around Jersey City & Hoboken

JERSEY CITY! Take a look at the list of schools, daycare and activity Centers that will be attending #JCEducationFair this Saturday 24th from 10am to 2pm in Hamilton Park.
Jersey City Recreation Department
The Early Childhood Department of the Jersey City Public Schools
The Brunswick School in Downtown Jersey City
Hamilton Park Montessori
Waterfront Montessori
All Saints Hoboken
World of ABC, The Waldo School
Hudson Montessori School
The Embankment School
Viaquenti Academy
Garden Preschool Cooperative
Apple Montessori Schools
Learning Ladders Early Education Center & Pre School
Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School
Three Little Birds JC
First Christian Pentecostal Academy and First Christian HighSchool
Bright Horizons at Plaza 3 Jersey City
Smart Start Academy
Key Element Learning
Kiddie Academy of Hamilton Park
Adventures in Learning | Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center
The Nurturing Place Development Center
Liberty Montessori Center
Early Beginnings Day School
Empowerment Academy
The Ethical Community Charter School – NY
BelovED Community Charter School | www.BelovEDccs.org
METS Charter School – Parent Teacher Organization
String Theory Schools
Mad Science of Union and Hudson Counties
Garden Street School of the Performing Arts
Next Step Broadway
Curious Kids ,
Fastrack- Languages,
Sylvan Learning ,
Joys In Teaching Tutoring Service, LLC
Mathnasium of Jersey City
CKO Kickboxing Jersey City
NJ SEEDS Admissions
AgradeAhead,
AlphaMinds Academy
STEAM Works Studio
Empire United Fencing
HudsonPlay
Performing Arts Workshop
Lakeview Day Camp
Camp Riverbend