The Brick Recreation Department proudly offers several programs for children – and their parents and/or caregivers. These programs are all conducted under the direction of our enthusiastic and committed early childhood teachers. Early childhood programs are indisputably beneficial to young people. Programs such as these teach children how to interact with others including their peers and teachers and helps them develop essential learning skills. All programs are held in the Recreation Department’s Early Childhood Center in the Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road.

Early Childhood Program Descriptions

Mommy or Daddy and Me

Child and Mommy, Daddy or Caretaker will participate in teacher guided activities such as songs, crafts and free play in the Little Learners Room. For children ages 1 – 3.

First Time on My Own

Child will participate independently in the class while the caretaker remains in the foyer. Children will be exposed to a structed environment consisting of circle time, craft projects and open play in the Little Learners Room. For children ages 2 – 3.5.

Bright Start

A three-or-two day per week preschool program for 3 year olds (must be completely potty-trained). Children will learn social and academic skills independently while participating in a variety of activities and projects. For children 3 years old (on or before October 1 of the coming school year.

Junior Bright Start

This program is for children who miss the cut-off date for Bright Start and are ready for a pre-school experience. Children will learn social and academic skills independently while participating in activities and projects. For children age 2.5 and are completely potty-trained.

Jump Start

Jump Start is a program that is available five or three days per week. Children will participate in a full-year kindergarten program consisting of academic and social skills. The year will conclude with our annual preschool graduation ceremony. For children age 4 on or before October 1 of the coming school year. Child must be completely potty-trained.

For more information on these programs and to register, please visit the Online Registration Page for Early Childhood Programs.