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It's that time of year to think about preschools, schools, after school programs, extracurricular activities, and enrichment programs for kids. Whether parents are looking for virtual or in-person New Jersey options, read below to find out more details about what's being offered (time sensitive). Sign up for a tour, open house, register for events, or enroll your child now. This list will be updated as we learn of new offerings!  Keep checking back.

REMOTE LEARNING CLASSROOMS OFFERED AT NOAH'S ARK AND BAMBOO SHOOTS SCHOOLS - Noah's Ark offers an ON-SITE supervised, full day remote learning program for children in grades K-3!  Dedicated classroom PODS with ZOOM capability, includes Head teacher supervision to help with homework. Choose from 2 Westfield Schools. This includes opportunities for socialization, physical activity, and art class. Each group will consist of 10–12 of the same children each day. Centers have all been upgraded with NPBI Perfect for working parents. Rolling admission with 2 locations in Westfield NJ. Learn On the Ark and Bamboo Shoots Education for more details.

NEW SCHOOL SUPPORT WITH FRENCH LEARNING IS OFFERED AT FIAF MONTCLAIR - Offering full or half day and after care in-person if you're looking for flexible childcare this Fall 2020. This program provides a safe space for your child to log in to their school’s remote classes, offering homework help in English, and teaches kids French through engaging and fun activities including arts and crafts, music, yoga, and more. Open to all levels including kids new to French. Pick three or more days this fall and save! Learn more.

MLC STEM Center offers remote learning academic support after school classes, both virtual and small in-person for ages 3 to 12. Small in-person academic support during the school year will complement the schoolwork with relevant hands-on activities and enrichment. There is flexibility to choose one or more days a week (minimum commitment for 4 weeks at a time), half-day or full-day, before and aftercare available. Contact us if you are looking for after-school programming for your pod or if you are looking for before or aftercare.  Their new location is 57 Park St in Bloomfield has maximum space to allow social distancing and frequent outdoor space, weather permitting. While indoors, windows will be kept open. Check out their after-school STEM programs with Little Engineers: 3 – 5 years and 
Junior robotics: 4 – 6 years. 973.744.7464. Learn more.

ATTEND A FALL 2020 OPEN HOUSE AT DWIGHT-ENGLEWOOD SCHOOL - Virtual Admissions Events are now OPEN for registration! Experience all that the school has to offer from the comfort and safety of your own space. Designed for grades 6-12, spend an online evening with Head of School Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett and learn about Upper School curriculum segments. Get a closer look at our Lower School and brand new Middle School through intimate Open Doors events. Meet faculty and other families at a local meet & greet in NJ. Visit to register for all events and tours.

The WARDLAW+HARTRIDGE SCHOOL  - The school is open for in-person classes and also offers hybrid instruction to accommodate remote learning. In its 138th year, we invite you to learn more about us, a coeducational, college preparatory day school for PreK- Grade 12, located on 36 wooded acres serving Middlesex, Union and Somerset counties. Offering early childhood program with hands-on experiential learning to an Upper School with rich academic offerings, children learn in an intimate learning environment. The school houses a performing arts center, STEM labs, art studios, television studio, outdoor classrooms, 2 gymnasiums, 25 yard swimming pool, tennis courts and athletic turf fields. 1295 Inman Avenue, Edison, NJ. 908-754-1882, Ext. 155. for a tour.

Language Schools 

HUDSONWAY IMMERSION SCHOOL - Go Bilingual with Chinese or Spanish in NJ or NY! Preschool and elementary school. Students learn all the core subjects in two languages. Parents have a choice of either on-site 5 full days per week or remote learning in a safe, nurturing environment. Take a tour or watch their on-demand information session at HudsonWay Immersion School. Register for virtual info session

FIAF - FRENCH CLASSES FOR GRADES K-5 - now offering incomparable In-Person or online programs.  1) à petit pas Excellence is for ages 2½–5, in Person, full or half day specially crafted for toddlers with or without previous exposure to French. This is an immersive French program providing children with all the proven benefits of bilingualism while getting them ready for Kindergarten. 2) 11-Week French Classes is for ages 1–18, In Person or Online, on Weekdays, offered 1x/week. Choose to enroll your child in a small, socially-distanced French class at FIAF or have them meet an outstanding native French speaking teacher online. New location in Montclair. Click here to learn more.

GAINVILLE LEARNING CENTER  -  Offering a Language Immersion - Limited Time Offer to join them on a Virtual Trip. Register for a new 12-week long FALL 2020 Italian,Spanish, French or Arabic enrichment class for PK - PS, K - 12 grade. Real immersion-based LANGUAGE fun right at your child's fingertips. The upcoming term will be offered exclusively as virtual classes via ZOOM. Give your child the gift of a second language. Learn more.

SPRING ACADEMY - Montessori preschool that offers Foreign language (Chinese Mandarin and Spanish) immersion classes.  Remote daily Chinese classes and Remote English Language Art classes, grouped per students' grade level. Full day Kindergarten - Wrap program for school aged kids, providing one-on-one or small group help on student's school remote classes. 908.301.6168. 2 locations in Westfield NJ and Warren NJ. Learn more

Dance, Performing Arts & Theater

WESTFIELD SCHOOL OF DANCE - WSOD is offering in-person and online dance classes and private dance lessons in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and modern for kids of all ages. Open house "Under the Tent" events held Aug 31, 2020 - Sept 3, 2020, you can sample mini-dance classes and "Take -a- Peek Inside Tour" of the studio, Click here to register for these 2 events. 

CENTER STAGE DANCE STUDIO (Paramus NJ) - Children's dance classes are hybrid - in studio or virtual. Ballet, tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, pom dance, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, creative movement, and Zumba. The health and well-being of our students is our priority! We have REMI-HALO in-duct air purification systems which kill 99% of viruses of every cubic inch of air conditioned and heated air. Register now - class size is limited! So much fun - even 3 tutus apart!!

COUPE THEATRE STUDIO (Nanuet NY) is offering instruction and performance opportunities for students ages 3 to adult. Dance classes are offered six days a week in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, musical theatre, voice training, vocal performance, acting and kinder classes. Classes start September 21st. In light of continuing health concerns, we are offering smaller class sizes as well as state-of-the-art Zoom options for all Fall 2020 classes. Register now.

CURTAIN UP STUDIOS - Children's theater classes, workshops, and full-scale productions. In-person acting, singing, and dance. Studio located in Glen Rock NJ. Register now for Seussical Jr (audition only), Frozen Jr, Lion King Jr, Mamma Mia, The Actor's Toolbox.

ESSEX YOUTH THEATER - Offering Virtual Theater instruction. Their online classes with all live-instruction from start to finish are for 6-13 years old. Get a super fun theater experience that keeps kids engaged and connected with friends, while safe at home. Class size is small, with lots of individual attention in a fun, friendly atmosphere that nurtures self-esteem, fosters creativity and builds confidence. Two musicals to choose from, plus Creative Dramatics! Our unique program gives every child a starring role!  Sign up today and Register.

HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS - HSA@HOME private lessons are now available for Fall 2020! Sign up today for virtual class instruction in theatre, art & design, voice and focused study of all instruments for Classical and Jazz music. Whether you're looking to begin a new form of artistic expression, sharpen musical skills, prepare for an audition or portfolio review, students of all ages and levels are welcome.

NJ PAC MUSIC CLASSES FOR KIDS - Attend a Virtual Open House Live on Facebook Sat, Sep 19 @ 1 – 3PM. 
Meet with NJPAC's teaching artists and sample all of the arts training programs we have to offer. Try something new. Find your voice and share your story. Sing, dance, act, and play an instrument. Have fun with hip hop, poetry, and jazz. 

SOUL XPRESSIION - Register now for HYBRID classes (in-person and virtual) all with live-instruction for children ages 3 years & up. Dance classes, ballet, tap, contemporary, hip-hop, performing arts, theater classes, music & piano lessons. Studio located in Orange NJ. 

Music Programs

THE JAM CATS - It's music time for kids! Offering social distancing and Zoom Music Programs. The Jam Cats are professional musicians and provide exciting in-school music classes, shows, online music classes & lessons, and outdoor music classes for children. They also provide DJ and music entertainment for kids birthday parties. Sign up here.

Preschools & Childcare

APPLE MONTESSORI - In-person and virtual preschool, kindergarten, and elementary programs for children ages six weeks -12 years old. Students follow their own passions at their own pace with engaging, hands-on materials. Schedule a tour to discover Apple Montessori's curriculum. Locations throughout northern and central NJ.

GUMEDIA NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES SCHOOL - Preschool offering in-person holistic childcare and advanced early childhood educational services. Provides hands on multi-sensory learning experiences in nutrition, the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, the arts, character development, and mind plus body athletics. Click here to Register.

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY OF WESTFIELD - is now enrolling for Infants, Toddlers, Pre-K and Kindergarten. They also offer extended days from 7am to 6:30pm, a great solution for working parents. State of the art classrooms equipped with parentview internet monitoring, interactive whiteboards and iPad technology. Seedlings Early Childhood Education curriculum and enrichment program includes music, sign language and Spanish. Click here to Register.  

MONTESSORI OF EAST RUTHERFORD - Offering in-person creative learning and quality care using the Montessori Method. Offering toddlers, preK, and Kindergarten, ages 1-6 years, year round curriculum focused on building an excellent foundation for reading, math, science, social studies, art, music and dance. Click here to Register. 

SPRING ACADEMY - In Person Montessori Preschool, Remote Montessori Preschool daily live classes, Foreign language (Chinese Mandarin and Spanish) immersion classes, toddler classes, Full day Kindergarten, Wrap program for school aged kids, providing one-on-one or small group help on student's school remote classes - Remote daily Chinese classes - Remote English Language Art classes, grouped per students' grade level - Remote Math classes - Remote Critical Thinking classes training students on reasoning, math and reading skills. 2 locations in Westfield NJ and Warren NJ. Click here for more information.

STEM, STEAM, Robotics, Technology

ROBOT REVOLUTION - Learn with Robots for students in grades 4-12. Special class for kids entering 3rd grade. Offering an exciting introduction to robotics this Fall 2020 with Virtual Classes and socially distant competitive robotics competitions. Award winning classes are now available to kids interested in robotics. Visit Robot Revolution for more details.

SNAPOLOGY - STEAM education program that teaches kids ages 5-14 to build, learn, and create! Snapology has a Discovery Center in Tinton Falls NJ offering in-person classes such as Robotics, Engineering, LEGO® bricks, Animation, Science, and more. Virtual Classes also available weekly for parents wanting an at-home option. Click here for schedule of classes.


In-Person Tutor for Hybrid / Remote Learners - Preparing for hybrid learning or remote learning? Without a doubt, this will be a school year like no other. Are you working from home and need a tutor to facilitate online learning for your school-aged child while you get your work done. Are you planning on forming a learning pod with neighbors and going fully remote - but you would like a teacher to come in a few days a week to deliver in-person content right in your home or backyard? Maybe you want an extra hand to get your child online and learning every morning - or just a few hours a week of in-person support during hybrid instruction. If this sounds like you, maybe I can help! Before I started my business, I was a teacher. I am a certified teacher for K-5 grade, and I have extensive experience working with middle school students in camps and through my Planetary Science program. I have been practicing social distance since March and would love to find a small cohort or two to support through this unprecedented time, while I take a break from my business in the interest of public health. Please call Matthew Myer at 908.347.5185 or email me at


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