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Family Guide Focusing on resources that can make the most out of your family’s lives. Listings of schools, doctors, therapists, educational and domestic services. Tips and articles covering all aspects of parenting. Plus great ideas for family day trips, birthday parties, and outdoor fun.
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Chapin School


4101 Princeton Pike Princeton NJ 08540
609-986-1702
Chapin School is a small, co-educational independent school serving students in grades Pre-kindergarten through Grade 8. Chapin is dedicated to the belief that lifelong habits of the mind and heart are formed in the elementary and middle school years.Chapin provides a richly textured education that inspires academic achievement and builds strength of character. Within a diverse, caring and supportive community, students are prepared to meet the future with skill, confidence, determination and a generosity of spirit.

Solid Foundation. Strong Character. Limitless Futures. www.ChapinSchool.org

    Pre-schools    Private Schools  

Princeton Day School


650 The Great Road Princeton NJ 08540
609.924.6700
Princeton Day School's mission is to nurture the mind, the body, and the character of each student. Our coeducational, college-prepatory day school offers students a creative and challenging academic experience within an intimate, supportive learning environment. The classes are small and instruction personalized, and the school itself creates a strong sense of community. We enroll approximately 950 students from PreK through twelfth grade, and are located on a 106-acre campus two miles from the center of Princeton. Please contact us for information about our application process and our strong need-based financial aid program. Opportunities of a Lifetime. Every Day.

    Private Schools  

Waldorf School Of Princeton


1062 Cherry Hill Road Princeton NJ 08540
(609)466-1970
Open House October 25, 9am.,

Waldorf School of Princeton, New Jersey’s only accredited Waldorf school, educates children from toddlerhood through eighth grade. Our highly structured curriculum integrates arts and sciences, encouraging students to become creative, balanced, socially responsible individuals who love to learn. Our time-tested approach corresponds to the stages of human development, focusing on not only what children learn, but how they learn. Our graduates emerge self-motivated, morally anchored, and ready to thrive not only in the most demanding high schools and colleges, but on whichever paths they choose. School tours are arranged by appointment, and open houses are held throughout the year. For more information, visit our website at www.princetonwaldorf.org or call 609-466-1970 x 115.

    Pre-schools    Private Schools  

Kelsey Theatre


1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor NJ 08550
609-584-9444
The Kelsey Theatre is proud to be home to a talented student company, modern dance ensemble, symphonic band, and 12 different resident theater community and semi-professional theater companies. Kelsey Theatre is rolling out the classics for the 2014-15 season. Long-time theater lovers can revisit their favorite musicals and dramas, while younger audiences will have an opportunity to see the greats for the very first time. Twenty full-length dramas and musical productions come to the Kelsey stage, along with eight shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series performed by traveling professional troupes and local companies. To view the current performance schedule, visit www.kelseyatmccc.org

    Children's Theater    Kid's Entertainment  

St Paul Catholic School of Princeton


218 Nassau Street Princeton NJ 08542
609-921-7587
Academic Excellence. Spiritual Growth. For 130 years, St. Paul School has been setting a standard for a Catholic co -ed education in the Princeton area.  We have built a reputation for providing a premier education in a faith-based environment. Graduates of St. Paul attend top private and public high schools. Their preparation is a result of a rigorous curriculum, proven-successful K-8 school model and seasoned faculty within a nurturing Catholic environment.  St. Paul is more than a school, it’s a learning community that provides a comprehensive education grounded in foundational reading, math and writing skills and enhanced with the arts, language, music and computer technology.  St. Paul's also offers a full-day kindergarten and an after-care program.   Contact us for a tour and ask us about our tuition price.  We provide a quality private school education - at an affordable price.   www.spsprinceton.org 

    Pre-schools    Private Schools  

Go Au Pair


888-287-2471
Go Au Pair was the 2013 BEST RATED AGENCY by Au Pair Clearinghouse, the nation's only independent Au Pair review website.  Go Au Pair received higher ratings compared to all other agencies for "overall customer service."

Go Au Pair has been providing quality, child care for over 27 years. Beginning as a nanny company in 1984, Go Au Pair soon expanded to include Au Pairs and was one of the original Au Pair Program sponsors designated by the department of State in 1989. Go Au Pair has representatives in over 50 countries on 6 different continents and in over 65 American cities. Au Pair child care provides safe, affordable, reliable live-in child care and supervision of your children, while offering a valuable cultural experience for your family.  Au Pairs work up to 45 hours per week and 10 hours per day which offers flexibility.  Au Pairs are unique because they participate in your family life and activities creating a consistent, safe and loving environment.

    Au Pairs/Nannies  

Yu's Elite Education


666 Plainsboro Road Suite 1238 Plainsboro NJ 08536
609-799-6432
Yu's Elite Education provides a fun and challenging environment for learning. Our goal is to recognize academic excellence in young people who demonstrate talent in math, science, and language arts.

Our after-school and weekend elementary, middle, and high school enrichment programs are designed for students who welcome challenge. Yu's students hone their math problem-solving skills, with some competing in regional and national Math and Science Olympiads. In addition, we offer prep courses for standardized tests such as ACT and SAT.

Yu's Elite Education has multiple locations throughout New Jersey. The center for the Greater Princeton area is located at 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 1238, Plainsboro, NJ 08536 (tel. 609-799-6432).

    Educational Services    SAT/ACT Prep    Tutoring  

Music Together Princeton Lab School


609-924-7801
Music Together is an international early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them™. First offered to the public here in Princeton in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. So much more than "Mommy & Me", Music Together classes provide a true family music experience, as siblings can attend the "Mixed Age" classes together. We also offer "Babies Only", “Big Kids” and "Guitar for Grownups" classes specially designed for those groups. And in every class, we make sure that the adults have as much fun as the children, all while doing the very important work of ensuring that each child develops into the music-maker s/he was born to be. Give us a call or email to arrange your free class visit!

    Children's Music Programs    Dance Programs    Mommy and Me    Music Lessons & Classes  

jerZjump


51 Stouts Lane Monmouth Junction NJ 08852
732-438-5867
jerZjump is New Jersey's most exciting family open play entertainment center. We offer 17,500 square feet of family fun for ALL ages. Our contained toddler room provides a soft, safe and clean place for your little ones to explore. Our open play room, arcade, and snack bar provide hours of family fun. Open play on the weekends is geared for those over 34 inches and under 14 years of age.  For your birthday party plans, just call us, sit back and relax.  We arrange parties for all ages taking care of everything from invitations to goody bags and everything in between. Private parties at jerZjump are perfect for fundraisers, camp/school outings, and any other group events. Please check our website for further details, Open Play hours, and more! jerZjump is THE place for Family Fun!

    Family Outings    Kid's Entertainment    Kids Party Ideas    Play Zones    Winter Activities  

YWCA Princeton


59 Paul Robeson Place Princeton NJ 08540
609-497-2100
The YWCA Princeton received its charter in 1922; since then, we have been bringing our mission of Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women to life. We strive to meet the changing needs of our diverse community through: an After School Program for more than 500 local children at five school sites; our English as a Second Language department, that teaches English and life skills to immigrants from various socio-economic backgrounds; The Breast Cancer Resource Center, that provides information and support services to more than 5,000 women annually; our Child Care Center at Valley Road School, that provides English-language and social skill development, specifically to low-income and Latino children. We also offer many adapted classes for those with mental and physical challenges, adult education classes, an aquatics program, arts & crafts, fitness and martial arts for women, and a dance program for children and adults. Financial assistance is available.

    Art Classes/Lessons    Child Care    Cooking Classes    Dance Programs    Educational Services    Family Resources    Kid's Entertainment    Martial Arts    Play Zones    Pre-schools    Recreational Activities    Sports Programs    Swim Lessons & Clubs    Winter Activities  

Vagabond Travel


609-902-8611
Princeton local, Meg Wislar of Vagabond Travel, makes it her business to know everything about vacation travel. Her personal service and expertise makes your life easier when planning a trip. Meg has in-depth knowledge and extensive training so she can plan the most exciting getaways. The best rates, upgrades, early check-ins, late check-outs, spa credits, and complimentary breakfasts are just some of the services you benefit from when Meg plans your vacation. Whether it's booking a cruise, a family adventure, a weekend getaway, or an exotic destination, Meg can handle it and always enjoys the challenge. Families, girlfriend getaways, and individuals, as well as group planners receive expert attention from the always courteous Meg Wislar. Vagabond Travel, a proud member of the Virtuoso Travel Agency family - a superb organization, which takes luxury travel to an unforgettable level.Contact Meg:  meg@vagabondtvl.com

    Family Travel    Travel Agencies  

 
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