Classes & Programs

  1. Youth Programs
  2. Adult Programs

Middletown Preschool Classes


3 Year Old


During the classes, our experienced instructors teach valuable skills, such as alphabet and number recognition, counting, coloring, reading stories, arts and crafts, music and much more! Our classes generally run parallel to the Middletown Public School schedule.

4 Year Old (Pre-Kindergarten)


During the classes, our experienced instructors teach valuable skills, such as alphabet and number recognition, counting, coloring, reading stories, arts and crafts, music and much more! The Pre-K program is a structured program that teaches kindergarten readiness skills.

Our classes generally run parallel to the Middletown Public School schedule. Children must by of age by October 1, 2021.  Register in person at Middletown Preschool, 50 Bray Ave, Middletown 07748 or at Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank 07701. Registration for 2021-2022 school year begins March 15th, 2021.


Poricy Park Programs


Fossil Hunt
Calling all amateur paleontologists! Come dig up some Middletown history at the Poricy Brook Fossil Beds. Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago. Meet directly at the Poricy Park Fossil Beds for a short orientation before getting right into the fossil beds. An experienced guide will provide you with a trowel and sifter, as well as help you identify your treasures. Ages 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online at: middletownnj.org/signup

Dates:
    Wednesday: 4:00pm—5:00pm | July 14, August 11
    Sunday: 11:00am12:00pm | June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26

Location: Poricy Park Fossil Beds, 1083 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown

Fee: $5.00 (resident), $6.00 (non-resident) for all participants age 5+

Pond Netting


Find what's at the bottom of the Murray Pond. Look for frogs, turtles, and snakes. Use our nets to catch tadpoles, fish, insect larvae, snails, and other critters. Dress to get muddy! Pre-K sessions will have some critters pre-fished for exploration, an easy netting opportunity, a visit from our resident tortoise Chaser, and a story. Elementary sessions will include water testing, netting and identification, and a take-home craft.

Dates:
    Wednesday (PreK): 4:00pm—5:00pm | July 21, August 18
    Wednesday (K-5): 4:00pm—5:00pm | June 23, July 28, August 25

Location: Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank

Fee: $5.00 (resident), $6.00 (non-resident) per child
Graphic describing scout offerings, including 90 minute guided programs and 30 minute guided hikes.