Classes & Programs

  1. Youth Programs
  2. Adult Programs

Middletown Preschool Classes

3 Year Old

In the 3-year-old classroom our experienced instructors teach valuable skills, such as alphabet and number recognition, counting, coloring, reading stories, arts and crafts, music and much more!

Still accepting students for the 2021-2022 school year! Join the fun mid-year at  prorated rate!

4 Year Old (Pre-Kindergarten)

The Pre-K program is a structured program that teaches kindergarten readiness skills. Currently closed for registration, please reach out if you'd like to be put onto the waiting list.

Our classes generally run parallel to the Middletown Public School schedule. Children must by of age by October 1, 2021. Both programs are available for both half day (9:00am-12:00pm) or full day (9:00am-3:00pm).

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:

Dates:    Sunday: 11:00am12:00pm | 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+

After School Science Club

Like animals and want to learn about them? This club gets in close to different local animals and does hands-on experiments to explore what makes them amazing! 6 weeks. Register online at:

Dates: Tuesdays, October 12th - November 23rd (no class on 11/2)
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Fee: $90.00 (resident), $108.00 (non-resident)
Grades: K - 2 

Interested in how things work? Like building and creating contraptions? Each week this program explores a different topic using STEM. We'll take on different challenges, test our results and have a lot of fun along the way! 6 weeks. Register online at:

Dates: Wednesdays, October 12th - November 17th
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Fee: $90.00 (resident), $108.00 (non-resident)
Grades: K - 2 

​Exercise Programs

​Youth Running Program: Gone Running Fall Training

Gone Running, LLC is a youth program that provides positive experiences through running and fitness training that ultimately leads to a vibrant and healthy lifestyle! The program is designed to make fitness enjoyable so the child gets the best, most consistent and lasting results. Registration includes t-shirt, end-of-season competition, and award. Please wear running shoes and bring water. 10 weeks. Register online at:

Dates: Thursdays, September 23rd - November 11th
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Fee: $160.00 (resident), $190.00 (non-resident)
Grades: 3 - 10
Graphic describing scout offerings, including 90 minute guided programs and 30 minute guided hikes.