Seashore VOTED BEST PRESCHOOL & one of BEST CAMPS In Monmouth County
LONG BRANCH, October 20 – Seashore has been VOTED BEST PRESCHOOL in Monmouth County in the 2016 Asbury Park Press Readers Choice Awards. This was the fifth Readers’ Choice Award for the progressive preschool and pre-kindergarten, which have been picking up children at their door and taking them where they need to go academically, physically and socially for 43 years.
Seashore Day Camp also was distinguished this year as one of the BEST CAMPS in Monmouth County, earning its sixth consecutive Readers’ Choice Award.
According to The Asbury Park Press, voting took place through ballots online and in print from July 1 until August 12 in categories ranging from Best People and Services to Best Entertainment, Best Eating and Drinking and Best Shopping in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. More than 530 voters chose their favorite Preschool/Childcare.
“We appreciate the vote of confidence and are honored to be recognized again with two 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Seashore Director and Principal John Villapiano.
Of the many preschools in Monmouth County, why was Seashore picked as the “Best of the Best?” Along with its family environment and veteran faculty, Seashore is the only preschool that offers an entire campus for three year olds and another for pre-kindergarten with science labs, art studios, music rooms, gyms, indoor heated pools and playgrounds.
According to Villapiano, the program goes beyond the classroom and way beyond the basics. Young students do hands-on science experiments, are introduced to Spanish, take music, participate in physical education and year round swim lessons, and learn how to be good citizens in the community by raising money for the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, brightening the day of those at senior centers, collecting items for soldiers who can’t be home for the holidays and helping fill pantries at the FoodBank. Starting in pre-k, the curriculum also includes Intro to Technology, where they are taught to use computers and the Promethean ACTIVboard.
“Our goal is to make learning fun, create an environment where children can’t wait to go to school each day, develop their skills and confidence, and offer everything they need to succeed under one roof,” he said, congratulating both the preschool and pre-k staff on the award and on a job extremely well done.
The Seashore School, which opened in 1974, is designed for families who want a smaller class size and more progressive curriculum than their town offers, at an affordable tuition. Starting in preschool, the curriculum includes foreign language, computers, science and swim lessons, along with training in dance, music, drama and art. The approach to education is so successful that students win academic competitions, score in the top percentile in standard exams, are recognized nationally for achievement and typically gain acceptance into the high schools of their choice.
Founded in 1926 as the first day camp in New Jersey, landmark Seashore Day Camp has given more than 40,000 area children summers they remember the rest of their lives, friendships that last forever and an award winning program that provides experiences they probably wouldn’t have elsewhere for the past nine decades. For more information or to find out about openings, please call Admissions at 732-222-6464 or visit www.seashorecampandschool.com