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Our programs provide enriching activities for your child in a nurturing and loving atmosphere. - Michael Richard

Enrichment Programs

We are working very hard at providing creative activities and enhancing our program everyday. We encourage parents to participate and be a part of the Curious Minds family and be involved whenever possible. Nothing is more meaningful to your child than your time and involvement.

Music and Piano 

We are proud to introduce Miss Kamila who has a Masters in Piano from The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She is very patient and encouraging and is excited to share her love of music with your children. 

Music and piano will be an essential day to day activity which  provides a solid foundation for ages 18 months to School-Aged children. Our lessons Include introductory piano skills, music and movement games, listening to many styles of music, rhythm games with percussion instruments, singing and lots of fun!

Preschool Drama and Theater Arts

At Curious Minds, appreciating the arts allow children to experience a number of different skills essential to child development. The arts provide each child with another outlet to express their ideas and feelings. The theater arts stimulate children to use words, manipulate tools and media in ways that are meaningful and pleasing.

Theater arts are a universal force in the everyday life of people around the world. Young children need theater arts to make these connections and to express themselves freely. Our program is for children 2 1/2 years of age and older.  Our enthusiastic teachers will help your child recite poems, sing songs and put on plays for parents to enjoy. Our parents here at Curious Minds will enjoy watching their little one perform a Holiday Concert as well as an end of year play.  This program will also be offered for summer camp. 

Leap and Learn Classes for ages 3, 4, and 5. Leap and Learn is a syllabus created specifically for age and developmental stage of the preschool dancer. Class uses a child’s own natural sense of play and creativity while learning coordination skills and developing a love of movement. Developmentally at 5 years old the children are prepared to study the various dance disciplines in a progressively more advanced way. They will also enjoy the traditional dance class structure more at this age.

 Take Flight Dance Center is the ONLY dance studio in New Jersey permitted to use the Leap and Learn Pre School Program.

"Miss Jill”, owner of Take Flight Dance Center, is a Master Certified Instructor for the Leap and Learn Program.

Miss Jill is thrilled to be able to bring this wonderful program to Curious Minds as part of our enrichment programs.

Ballet

Our experienced ballet teacher will give your little one the opportunity to learn the basic elements of creative movement and basic ballet: Socialization and following instructions will be emphasized as well.  Your young children will explore movement with their bodies, musicality, practice gross motor coordination and work on enhancing the development of both their bodies and their minds! Creative and fun games, stories and imaginative exercises will be having your child smiling all day.  Live piano accompaniment provides an enriching and stimulating environment for all classes.  

Our ballet classes our for children 2 years of age and older and are offered once a week.  Here at Curious Minds, your child will be introduced to the joy of creative movement in a fun and musical setting. 

We are located next door to the Take a Flight Dance Center where children can take additional dance classes.

Gymnastics

Beginner Gymnastics Classes are taught at the Take a Flight Dance Center using equipment that is safe and best suited to learn the foundations of gymnastics.

Intermediate to Advanced Gymnastics Classes are taught by an Elite Gymnastics Coach. Floor and Tumbling Skills are taught in a systematic and progressive way. Miss Jill coached members of the US National Gymnastics Team between the years 2002 and 2008. "MJ” was a staff member at the US Olympic Training Center for the Junior Olympic National Team in 2008.

Yoga 

There are many benefits of yoga for kids. Here at Curious Minds, your children can get healthy by exercising, develop confidence, and concentrate better.  We use the tools and materials of Yoga Kids to enhance our yoga experience within the classroom.  Our yoga classes start at the age of 18 months.  Yoga is twice a week which allows the children to get healthy mind, body and soul.  Curious Minds believes that yoga for kids builds self-esteem and self-respect.  

Martial Arts with Leo Sanchez

Leo Sanchez is a 4th Degree Black Belt Certified Instructor in Taekwondo. He has been training for over 20 years and has been teaching for over 12 years. Mr. Sanchez is well known and adored by his students and parents. He also continues his training in both Taekwondo and kickboxing and Mr. Sanchez has had the honor of representing the U.S.A. at the WAKO World Championship in Ireland in November 2015.

Martial arts helps your child improve balance, coordination, flexibility, and reactions.  It is an exciting way to get in shape and stay in shape.  Martial Arts is offered to children 3 years of age and older.   Our goal for your child is to create an environment in which the student develops confidence through accomplishing attainable goals.

Swimming at the Tokash Aquatic Center with Njswim

We are located right across the street from Tokash Aquatic Center where Njswim conducts swim lessons Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm. With its beautiful 6 lane, 25 miter competition pool, alongside a second zero entry pool, it is Njswim's largest facility. For more information visit the link below:

http://njswim.com/locations/njswim-warren/

Science

Curious Minds is proud to offer science to their students.  We have a room dedicated just for science where children of all ages can explore, investigate, and become their own little scientists.  We have microscopes where children can investigate insects, everyday objects and much more.  The possibilities are endless.  Curious Minds also has their own in-classroom Planetarium.  Get excited for your children to learn all about the stars and planets! Science room allows children to conduct experiments with the help of their teachers. The science room is open daily for the children to explore on a classroom schedule.  

Robotics 

Our robotics program will allow your child to learn about engineering, coding and creative thinking. Our work is based upon children’s innate passion and curiosity and allows children to become makers and designers. Our goal at Curious Minds is to prepare children for the future of technology through engaging, entertaining and educational robotics.  This program is for children 3 years old and older.  

Chess 

Here at Curious Minds, we feel that chess helps children improve concentration and memory, enhances reading and math skills, and develops logical and critical thinking.  We use online tools from ChessKid.  The site provides the most advanced tracking and measurements tools in the chess software industry. Teachers new to the game and schools just starting their programs now can quickly and accurately assess whether students are getting better at chess.  Our chess program is offered to children four years old and older. 

Soccer 

In our soccer program along with fundamentals of soccer children learn to take turn and share, win/lose gracefully, be kind and respectful, never give up and to celebrate their achievements.