Need to establish preschool in the house?  These preschool programs offer much needed structure.  Whether you attend previously or not, families can now tap into quality curriculum from NJ based businesses that cater to preschoolers.  Childcare 24/7 is a daunting task that needs exorbitant amounts of energy and perfect time management skills.  We will continue to build this list because we know families with toddlers are in great need of solutions to keep the kids entertained and learning. 


Live Preschool Instruction at Apple Montessori  Offering 2 hours of daily live instruction via Zoom from core academic subjects such as reading, spelling, science and math to specialty classes – yoga, music, art and sign language.  Live instruction is supplemented by an expansive library of pre-recorded videos of academic lessons for their students.  “Naya has more activities than most of my colleagues’ kids and I’m proud to send her to Apple Montessori Schools,” says Natasha Shah, a Morris Plains Apple parent.  “It’s been refined and fine-tuned into a wonderful program that all the kids seem to be enjoying. Naya is so excited to see her teacher and friends via Zoom and feels like a big kid using the laptop/computer to access all the content.”  They are also providing support group conference calls for parents with infants and toddlers to discuss daily challenges and brainstorm solutions. With 15 Locations in Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Edison, Hoboken, Kinnelon, Mahwah, Metuchen, Morris Plains, Oakland, Randolph, Towaco/Montville, and Wayne.  Learn More.  888-672-5552 

Interactive Preschool classes!  Spring Academy Pre-School Students are experiencing interactive classes with their beloved teachers and fellow students in a simulated classroom environment. 

Online Virtual Reading Sessions! At Preschool Readers, our Preschool Reading Specialists provide children aged 3- 5 years a strong academic head start through our award-winning accelerated reading instruction.  Preschool Readers Virtual Reading Sessions are very similar to our In-Home Reading sessions with one major exception, instead of sitting in the same room, we interact with your child via live, interactive video sessions.  Virtual Reading Sessions are held once a week for 30-minutes in the comfort of your home on the day and time that best fits your busy schedule.  762-233-7323

Interactive Preschool classes!  JCC in Bridgewater Each morning (M-F) at 10 AM children (whether enrolled in the Blaustein Early Childhood Center or not) are invited to participate in an activity hosted by one of our ECC teachers. Information at Facebook

Nature Arts and Crafts, Guided Nature Walks and Exploration! The Tenafly Nature Center is offering FREE online content everyday at 10:00am & 2:00pm. Utilizing Facebook & Instagram LIVE. Content includes recycled arts and crafts, nature story time, live animal encounters, lessons based on nature learning and even guided nature walks and exploration! Join TNC to learn about the outdoors from the comfort and safety of your home.  If you are a teacher, we are also offer Zoom lessons for children Pre-K through High School. Lessons are 40 minutes but can be adapted. Learn MoreContact: Jennifer LoDico at, 201-568-6093. Tenafly, NJ 07670. 

Online Tutoring for PreK!  EBL Coaching is now offering ONLINE tutoring and home schooling for students in grades Prek-12. Don't let your child stop learning with schools being closed. We can follow your child's school curriculum or use our own tools to meet your child's tutoring needs. Learn more.

Remote PreK Learning with JEI. They are helping children, Pre-K-9, achieve academic success through their remote enrichment and tutoring programs. JEI Virtual Classroom or JEI Independent Home Study will be available on a center by center basis. This remote learning opportunity allows your child to continue our math, language arts, or critical thinking programs, maintain structure, and challenge themselves academically while at home. Your child may no longer be able to attend class, but they won’t have to stop learning. Learn More.

Remote Music Classes for Toddlers!  A Hum Music is bringing music, movement, smiles, and joy to young families.  Now offering a 10 week Spring semester gives your children 4 opportunities to engage with us each week, with live classes every Tuesday and Thursday and 20-30 minute pre-recorded music class video with songs and activities for your children to easily participate with on Monday's and Friday's. You'll be able to watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like during the semester. They change up the music each week, but always include your song and activity requests! or contact them at, 201-615-1292. 

Musical Munchkins well-loved toddler music program is offering virtual classes for you in the convenience of your home. You already have everything you need to participate! They bring their unique blend of song-time, movement, instrument play (pots & pans are great), books/storyboards and their adorable puppets. Musical Munchkins continues to offer age appropriate classes for children from 6 months to 5 years of age, but also welcomes siblings of any age to join in for free. Registrants are invited to attend additional classes during the week whenever they like.  The Spring Session offers a prorated fee throughout the session. 

Musical online broadcast!  Rockness Music  invites families with young children to join their musical online broadcast. The classes incorporate live music with, music and movement, dramatic play, STEAM, drumming and instrument exploration.  Enjoy a fun and educational free music class for children ages 0-10 from the comfort of your own home.  402 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ.  Learn more

Sing, dance, smile, laugh, and rock out from your living roomAdam from Hoboken Aardvarks is bringing his classes online! Join in on the fun! Ask to join the Facebook group "Live music with Adam from Hoboken Aardvarks
Contact: Adam Roberts at 917-400-4524.  Learn More

Free Online Live and Prerecorded Musical Munchies Classes offered by Merry Musicians - Music Together is offering free online live and prerecorded musical munchies for families with children 0-8 yrs old.  Different musical 15 interactive fun experiences for different age groups. We also have instructions on making instruments with household items and sing-along story sessions in our closed fb group Merry Musical families. 973-945-2828.  Learn More

My Gym LIVE!   Announcing a new My Gym platform called My Gym LIVE.   You and your child will get to jump, wiggle, sing, dance, and move along with our teachers right from your living room in LIVE interactive classes.  When you get started, they will waive the Membership Fee ($75 savings) and upgrade you to Unlimited LIVE classes for $89 every 4 weeks.  They are also giving you their loyalty package.  For every month you stay enrolled while we’re operating online, you will receive one month of unlimited classes, one free admission to camp, and one free Family Fun Night when they reopen.  These are the locations participating so far: Westfield: 908-317-0888 /  Glen Rock: 201-444-4644 /  New Providence: 908-665-2122 /

Practice SWIM skills at home! Introducing Goldfish At Home, a new way to practice your swim skills... from your living room! To celebrate, we are hosting an online launch party and everyone is invited!  Follow the link and sign in to your Parent Portal account to dive in under Announcements. Then, share a picture of your family using #GoldfishAtHome for the chance to win some Goldfish swag! Don’t have an account? Create one for FREE! Three winners will be selected on April 17 at 9 AM EST. We’ll see you there!  Learn More.
Contact:, 201-403-8520. Wyckoff, NJ 

Take a Virtual Field Trip to Pony Power Therapies Farm with 23 horses, 3 goats, 2 pigs, and 5 chickens on a 13-acre farm. Get a behind-the-scenes look of what it takes to keep our animals happy and healthy. We'll be sharing new episodes every other week. First up: a tour of the farm! Watch it on Youtube.  Contact Kerry at 201-934-1001. Mahwah, NJ 

Schedule a visit with your child's favorite character!  Parties for Peanuts! Social Distanced of course!! For those of you with upset children who can't have a party, they can have your child's favorite character, including the Easter Bunny! available via a video chat or even a live appearance outside the house!  This way, they won't be disappointed that they won't be able to meet their favorite character, princess or superhero. Visits are approx. 10 min. and include songs, a chat, and for live visits, balloons and a gift. Call Howell today @ 973-478-8999 to discuss and make arrangements. Learn More.

The Children's Palace Preschool and Child Care Center: We are OPEN to care for children of essential workers only at this time! Children can be ages 2 1/2 to 13 years of age. Hours are Mon - Fri from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Contact us for details. We're here to help! Learn More
Heidi Shillabeer at, 732-920-2066, 145 Drum Point Road

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