Our Philosophy

Our classes are designed to make learning relevant to a child’s world in a fun an innovative way while meeting children at their level. We lay a solid foundation that helps instill a love of learning and is designed to help propel them to future educational successes all while having fun, getting messy and making social emotional connections with friends and caretakers.

We believe learning should be fun, messy and developmentally appropriate. We also know that’s not always easy to do at home.  With almost 40 years of combined educational experience working with young children, we know we can provide an environment that will allow children to reach their greatest potential and have fun while doing so.

"School is tough, but learning shouldn't be. If we lay a solid foundation in a child's early years- before formal education begins- we can help children succeed and more importantly inspire a love of learning."

Peggie Madden Marano

Cofounder & Director of Curious Kids

About the Teachers

Peggie Madden Marano and Kerri Smith have a combined 40 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.

Peggie has a Masters in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction and is an Adjunct Professor at NJCU in the Early Childhood Education Department.

Kerri has a Bachelors in English Literature, Teaching Certification in the State of NJ and owns the Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance, with which Peggie assists.

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108 Bright St. Jersey City, NJ

(corner of Varick & Bright)

info@curiouskidsjc.com - 201-434-3123

Please Note Curious Kids' policies before registering:$25 yearly registration fee will be added to your account when you sign up for a class.  This fee will be charged yearly for our schedule which runs September- August.

Curious Kids does not offer refunds under any circumstance.

Classes cancelled because of dangerous travel conditions due to weather will be made up at the discretion of the owners.  Classes cancelled because of a mandated closure will immediately go virtual.  Refunds/ Credit will not be offered for classes that are offered virtually.

If enrolling in our Preschool Workshop Drop Off program students who move on from the program before the end of the school year will incur a $250 termination fee.  Curious Kids does not offer trial classes. 

Before enrolling make sure to read our waiver and other policies here.

Please note all photos except those in "Summer Camp" taken prior to March 2020.