Schools & Programs

PARENTGUIDE News delivers detailed information for the following categories in Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens County, Rockland County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

Children's Afterschool and Weekend Programs and Classes

There’s a program to tend to absolutely any interest, from academics and the performing arts to technology, prehistoric knowledge and sports. Nurture children’s love for theater with acting and dance programs, singing and music lessons, comedy workshops and drama activities. Spark children’s creativity with art programs, cooking classes and pottery classes. Enhance athletic skills with every type of sports program imaginable, from baseball and softball to basketball and soccer. Of course kids enthusiastic about gymnastics, tennis, swimming, ice skating and hockey can find a fabulous program, too. Deepen children’s understanding of dinosaurs and artifacts with a museum or specialized program. Build the mind-body connection with yoga, karate and martial arts. Let kids enjoy adventures after the school day ends with programs involving rock climbing, spelunking and outdoor skills. For babies and young children, there are programs like Mommy & Me, group exercise classes and musical activities that encourage interaction with a parent or caregiver. For those desiring religious programs, there are classes at Hebrew schools, churches and other places of worship. A sampling of the language offerings open to kids include programs involving Spanish, French, Italian and Chinese. The language-based and academic programs develop children’s brains, as do the science and robotics workshops, which truly allow kids' minds to soar.

Children's Enrichment & Tutoring Services

These services can improve a child’s academics and study skills. Also alleviate test anxiety, provide homework and subject help, and support children with learning challenges with the services featured.

Children's Schools and Childcare

Discover some of the best schools in your area for children of all ages, religious preferences and learning styles. For the younger set, check out the children’s daycare and childcare centers, nursery schools, preschools and transitional kindergarten programs. Older kids will flourish at the elementary through high schools, independent schools, private schools and boarding schools. Montessori schools, Christian schools and Hebrew schools are also in the mix.

Parent & Child Resources

The services and professionals in this category include educational advisors, speech therapists and psychologists who treat family members with special needs and other issues.

School Supplies

Find everything from #2 pencils, binders and notebooks, to computer, office and music equipment at the listed stores and discount distributors. Need clothes, shoes and backpacks for the back-to-school shuffle? Acquire these items and more at the retailers covered, too.

Virtual Schools and Programs