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A Brief History


Play & Learn School was founded by Maureen Hoffman in 1976 with a small class of children. The first sessions were held in a brownstone on the corner of Duncan and Bergen Avenues in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The program quickly grew beyond the capacity of the facility. An additional center was opened in 1982 at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Fairmount  Avenue. In the Fall of 2013, the school was moved to a temporary location at 8-10 Clifton Place.  Due to the success of the program and a huge demand for high quality education, Play & Learn 2 was opened with an additional three classrooms. Play & Learn School is currently located on Tuers Avenue along with the elementary school, Primary Prep.  Over the years, Play & Learn School has continued to provide quality preschool education.


Our Mission


Our mission is to provide a loving, caring, and safe environment where young children will encounter age-appropriate learning activities, guidance and support throughout the daily routine. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation from which all future learning will flourish. All programs are based on a strong belief that each child is special in his or her own way.

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