When two local moms had trouble finding a place where kids could play + learn while the parents relaxed, they decided to create one — and the response from local parents to The Village has shown that other parents are looking for the same thing. This month, the duo is expanding their reach with The Village Sports, a sports, health + wellness center for children, located at 254 Old River Road in Edgewater. Keep reading for everything we know about the opening of The Village Sports, coming to Edgewater this month.
What to Expect at The Village Sports
The mission at The Village Sports is to present children and parents with an opportunity to develop a love for an active + healthy lifestyle at an early age. Sports-based classes will include soccer, basketball, dance, yoga, taekwondo, and movement classes for the littlest participants.The Village provides the opportunity for parents and children to experience different sports at an early age so families can stay active and have fun at the same time.
Fostering community is a key component of The Village Sports — which is why the organization plans to highlight local providers who specialize in children’s health to offer weekly sessions on nutrition and wellness + health informational tools.
The heart of the mission of The Village Sports is to give parents and children a safe space to explore, play, and bond — all while living a healthier, happier lifestyle. Stay tuned for the release of the new drop-in sports schedule.
About The Village
The Village is a supportive and nurturing Early Childhood Learning Center and Play Cafe that provides parents with a comforting Montessori-styled space where they can bond with their little ones while enjoying La Colombe Coffee Beverages and light bites. With a focus on early development, The Learning Center at The Village provides several development-focused classes for children up to six years old.
“As a mother and a former educator with a double masters in Special Education + seven years of experience in the public school system, my goal is to provide our littles with an individualized learning experience that ensures that they develop a love for learning at their open pace,” Dana, co-owner at The Village told Hoboken Girl. “I spend countless hours perfecting our curriculum, training our teachers, and ensuring The Village has all the resources necessary for our littles to learn and grow every day.”
The Village is made up of highly qualified teachers, instructors, baristas, and event coordinators. The entire team goes above and beyond to make sure every experience at The Village is seamless. Parents can choose from a variety of classes including academic-focused Pre-K, Mini + Me Storytime, crafts, and sensory-based play on weekends, as well as summer camps. The Village also hosts birthday parties and private events.
Why Parents Love The Village
A few local parents shared their thoughts and experiences with The Village.
“My daughter had the best time during a private playdate at The Village. The other moms and I also loved that the kiddos were happy with safe, fun, and beautiful toys to play with while we enjoyed our coffee,” local mom Kerri said. “The play area is large enough for several children with different interactive areas and the seating area for parents is comfortable. Overall we had a pleasant experience, our toddlers loved it.”
In addition to play time and classes, The Village can also host private events from birthdays to graduations giving families a kid-friendly location to share special memories.
“I had a private event for my five-year-old daughter’s baptism at The Village. She had a blast playing with her friends. It’s very modern, clean, and aesthetically pleasing inside. They did an amazing job decorating! I had never hosted a baptism party so I was a little nervous of how everything would turn out. Management and the staff were very helpful and hands on the whole time,” local parent Christine shared. “My favorite part is that the parents can be as involved as they’d like. They can also sit down to relax while their children play and enjoy the party.”
More than anything, The Village gives children a place to play, learn, and grow while parents have the chance to relax or work, knowing their children are having a great time.