My husband and I toured every daycare and preschool in our area, and chose Smart Start. We're in our second year, and our daughter loves it. She comes home with all kinds of great projects, and talks about her friends and what's she's learned. We all love the director "Miss Cesi," she's smart, kind, and very dedicated to the school.They use the Reggio-Emilia approach to preschool education, which translates to students leading the learning. They cover the basics (colors, numbers, letters, etc.) but when our daughter asked where bread came from, they also spent a day learning about bread and how to make it. There was another boy who loved peacocks, so they spent a day learning about and making paintings of peacocks. For Father's Day, they made a "Father's Day First-Aid Kit" -- a box with all kinds of fun things for their dads to look at and play with when they miss their kids. There is also Spanish time each day, where they work on learning Spanish vocabulary. We're very, very, happy, and highly recommend this school.
152 Plaza 3Jersey City, NJ 07311
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An excellent school, with caring teachers. We have our daughter enrolled for the 2011-2012 school year, and couldn't be having a better experience. The teachers, Sam, Andrea, and Jasmine are wonderful; they are highly attentive, caring, and deeply care about the curriculum. All of the kids at the school adore them which is a plus! All of the parents of the school are required to be a Parent of the Day every 3 weeks, so expect to be heavily involved in the school planning, fundraising, and curriculum also. I especially like this aspect though, because we are actively involved in our children's experience. I thoroughly enjoy this school, as does our daughter. We would choose GPC all over again if given the option!
This beautiful brand new school preschool is so clean and well spread out. My son loves this place as well has learned a lot in a few a weeks there. I love the staff and their super knowledgeable director, Cesia Acosta. I highly recommend this preschool to anyone. It is reasonably priced for the elite education they offer. I tried the other two preschool next to them: Busy Place and was way to crowded and the ratio was 10:1 and than i checked out park prep and that place seems to be overrated their super small, and too expensive plus i don't like the fact they would have to take my child out in the street to enjoy outdoor time. Smart Start Academy should be on top of the list on anyone list.