Tonya Keller Community Center
Middletown Preschool is a preschool playgroup for children, ages 18 months to Pre-Kindergarten. The age-appropriate curriculum includes: social skills, arts & crafts, stories, music, numbers, letters, shapes, colors, science, sight words, writing skills, physical education and games. All classes run from September through June. The preschool schedule runs parallel to the Middletown Board of Education schedule. Please be aware that the age of your child on October 1, 2019 will determine the class he/she will be registered.
*REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS APRIL 2, 2019*
Young Toddlers - Parent & Me: a parent-child class for children ages 18-35 months by October 1, 2019
3 year old Program: child must be 3 by October 1, 2019
Pre-Kindergarten Program: child must be 4 by October 1, 2019. Pre-K is a structured program that teaches Kindergarten readiness skills.
20% Fee assessed to Non-Middletown Residents. 10 month payment program is available for .
Programs marked with * are subject to a program minimum and must reach the minimum number of registrants in order to run.
All classes are held at the Tonya Keller Community Center.
Hours of Operation
Open Recreation Program - Juniors
Monday - Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Open Recreation Program - Teens
Monday & Wednesday 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Open Recreation Program is an after school program available to all Middletown Township residents. The program provides a place for children to complete homework or play while being supervised. A monthly calendar is provided each month, including the activities for the day such as crafts, games in the gymnasium, tournaments and parties!
Open Recreation Rules are parallel to school rules and are applied at all times. Children must be registered and understanding of these rules prior to participating in the program. Registration is free!
After hours at the Tonya Keller Community Center includes games, open gym, and time with friends. Teen Night is open to ALL Middletown Township residents!
This event is free for Teens in grades 6-12. **Pre-registration is required. Program must meet minimum number of registrants in order to run.
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/10, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3
The Community Garden underwent changes for 2018, with the goal to get the community involved more and to keep the garden going indefinitely. The Tonya Keller Community Center hosted a Garden Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 12th. The TKCC welcomed volunteers, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts from the community to assist with the planting of garden planters, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. In addition, the TKCC “Open Recreation” program got involved by making signs for the garden. The 2018 Garden Clean Up Day was definitely a huge success with the help of many volunteers.
The TKCC still maintains a close relationship with the neighborhood organization known as the Ideal Beach Community Association (IBCA). The IBCA enjoys helping out whenever they can to get the word out about the events at the TKCC, like the Garden Clean Up event. The IBCA truly understands that the TKCC is an asset of the neighborhood as they host their monthly meetings at the TKCC.
Every day, the TKCC staff and Open Recreation participants check in and water the garden. In addition, they also check to see if anything needs to be done. And if there is anything that is ready to be harvested, we collect and clean. The TKCC plans to donate their crops to Middletown Helps its Own. Middletown Helps Its Own was organized in 1964 to help the Township’s needy families. It is a great way to see Middletown Residents/Township staff helping other Middletown Residents in need.
Middletown Township has had a tremendous supporting and/or leadership role in the creation and maintenance of the Community Garden at the Tonya Keller Community Center. The Township donated top soil and wood chips for the garden. In the 2018 year, TKCC invested roughly $200 into the Community Garden.
|Young Toddlers - Parent & Me||Monday||9:30am - 11:30am||$650 per school year|
|3 Year Olds - Half Day||Tuesday - Thursday||9:00am - 12:00pm||$2,940 per school year|
|3 Year Olds - Full Day *||Tuesday - Thursday||9:00am - 3:00pm||$4,400 per school year|
|Pre-Kindergarten, 4 Half Days||Monday - Thursday||9:00am - 12:00pm||$3,920 per school year|
|Pre-Kindergarten, 4 Full Days*||Monday - Thursday||9:00am - 3:00pm||$5,920 per school year|
|Pre-Kindergarten, 5 Half Days*||Monday - Friday||9:00am - 12:00pm||$4,900 per school year|
|Pre-Kindergarten, 5 Full Days*||Monday - Friday||9:00am - 3:00pm||$7,400 per school year|
|Before or After Care||child's registered class days||start as early as 8am,
end as late as 5pm.
|available on an hourly rate basis of $10/hour|
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