Tonya Keller Community Center

50 Bray Avenue
Middletown, NJ 07748
732-615-3250

The Tonya Keller Community Center has many programs to offer.  Ranging from preschool to other youth and adult programs, there is something here for everyone.

Middletown Preschool 

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. 

For complete information, please visit our page dedicated to the preschool by clicking here.

Open Recreation starts April 10th!

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!

Hours of Operation:
Open Recreation Program - Juniors (Grades K-5)
Monday - Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Free for residents! Not accepting non-residents at this time.

Open Recreation Program - Teens (Grades 6-12)
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Free for residents! Not accepting non-residents at this time.

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, please complete our registration form and bring with you on your first day!

Registration Form - Mandatory for all participants

Open Rec May 2023 Calendar


TKCC Community Garden

The Tonya Keller Community Center Garden underwent changes for 2019, with the goal to get the community involved more and to keep the garden going indefinitely. The TKCC hosted a Garden Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 21st, welcoming volunteers from the community to assist with the planting of garden planters, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. The 2019 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 fully funds the maintenance of the garden at the Tonya Keller Community Center.

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TKCC Community Garden