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nex gen's ENRICHMENT CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN...

Check back here often as we are adding new classes all of the time!

While going to school is certainly one way to learn, there are so many other ways to learn, and topics to discover. To this end, New Gen is proud to announce the launch of our brand new Enrichment Class program that is chock full of STEAM activities offered in a variety of ways including in-person at our brand new Center, at people's homes, or at a local park and virtually.

 

Enrichment classes provide ways for children to make discoveries, use critical thinking, teamwork and more to learn and unearth newfound skills. Enrichment classes also provide children with the tools needed to reveal passions and skill-sets they may not have known existed before. Providing children with the opportunity to try new things and evolve and change through enriching experiences is one of the bests gifts you can offer a child.

Nex Gen's classes are taught by instructors that are experts in the programs they are sharing. Each has specialized enriching talents. From doing fun science experiments, to learning new art formats, and discovering how to cook new dishes and build with LEGOs, and more -- Nex Gen offers something for everyone.

 

While we have initially launched our Enrichment program with a small menu of offerings, we will continue launching new classes on a regular basis. In fact, 5 new classes were recently added to the mix: Intro to Traditional Art, Watercolor Painting & Meditation, LEGO Building Tips and Tricks, LEGO Stop Motion Filming and LEGO Art Challenges. 

Here is a full list of our current class offerings (descriptions are below):

  • Intro to Traditional Art

  • Story Time Comes Alive

  • Getting Crafty

  • Multi-Sport

  • Mad Scientist

  • Traveling Taste Buds Cooking Series

  • Watercolor Painting & Meditation

  • LEGO Building Tips and Tricks

  • LEGO Stop Motion Filming

  • LEGO Art Challenges. 

 

In addition, there are MORE WAYS to enjoy Nex Gen's enrichment classes:

  • You can add a weekly enrichment class on to an existing learning pod that takes place once the school day is over. Any of the current classes and more are available.

  • You can create a structured socialization enrichment pod just for weekly enrichment classes.

  • You can host a one-time structured socialization playdate or get-together.

  • You can host a themed enrichment birthday party.

 

NEX GEN offers classes: in-person, virtually and in open outdoor spaces, as well as at people's homes. All COVID safety precautions are adhered to including: classes are small, student and teacher temperatures are checked before anyone can enter class, masks must be worn at all times, all surfaces and materials are disinfected many times a day. For information on how Nex Gen is handling COVID, click here.

 

 

 

In addition, we'd love your input. Please take a moment to drop us a note letting us know of any classes your child(ren) would like to take that we are not currently offered. Please send email to: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com.

 

Also, if you or someone you know has an enriching skill they'd like to teach to children, please email us at info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

NEX GEN'S CLASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY AND IN-PERSON!

 

Many of our classes are now being offered  in-person and virtually.  In-person class sizes are small, and are filling up fast! Masks must be worn. We are taking all COVID-19 precautions. (Click here to learn more about how NexGen is handling COVID).

 

Please let us know what class format you prefer when calling to register. Virtual classes will take place on the same day, at the same time, as live in-person classes. If you sign up for a virtual class(es), we will send you a link to use on the day of the live class(es). For those classes available virtually, we will have a packet of supplies available for pick up so your child(ren) can participate right alongside the live class.

YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE NEX GEN'S CLASSES AS A COHESIVE PACKAGE OF FOUR OR AS ONE-OFFS!

At Nex Gen, we know that there are only so many hours  in a day and that your time is precious. In addition, in these ever-changing times, sometimes it is difficult to commit to a four-class schedule. So, to meet your needs, we are now offering our classes in two ways: 1) As 4-week packages; and 2) As one-off sessions. While the classes are meant to be taken as a unit of four, no prior knowledge from the preceding class is needed. Please let us know if you prefer a package of 4 classes, or if signing up

for 1 class, please let us know your prefered week.

NEW CLASS REGISTRATION SYSTEM COMING SOON!

Please bear with us as we wait for our online registration system to be completed. We know it is a pain to have to call and register for classes, (we don't like doing it either), but until our new system is up and running, this is the only way for us to process registrations. In the meantime, please call 201-618-7444 to register.

 

If you really hate calling to register, please email us your interest and we will be in touch. Please include your name, phone number and town, your child(ren)'s name(s), age(s), and grade(s), and the class name and format of the class(es) you'd like to register for. Thank you! Send email to info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com.

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INTRO TO TRADItIONAL ART:In this class, children in grades 6-12 will learn the fundamental basics that will lead them to multiple opportunities, no matter their age. Learning the basics of art can push you to learn t-shirt design, comic book design, graphic design, photography, videography, animation, concept design for games and movies, and more. Each class is 2 hours long. Materials will be provided. No prior experience is necessary.

NOTE: This class can be taken in-person or virtually. Please let us know which format you prefer when registering. If you choose to have your child take this class virtually, we will have a packet of supplies available for you pick up at our Center. This way, your child will be able to participate right alongside the live class.


SCHEDULE:

  •  Mondays, Nov: 2, 9, 16, & 23, at 4 - 6 pm —  for children in Grades 6 - 12

 

Location: In-person classes are held at 253 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. NOTE: This class is also available virtually. We will send you a Zoom link.

 

Fee:(NOTE: All classes run for 2 hours at a time) 

4-part series

 

$240 for the 4-part series. This price includes the cost of materials, which students can keep at the end of class. For those taking this class in-person, all materials will be disinfected and stored in a COVID-safe manner weekly, while they are left at Nex Gen. Materials will be provided on the first day of in-person class.

 

For those taking the 4-part series virtually, materials will be available to pick up at Nex Gen, prior to the first day of class.

CLASSES PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY as one-offs

$60 per class. This price includes the cost of materials, which students can keep at the end of class. Materials will be provided on the first day of in-person class.

 

For those taking the class virtually, materials will be available for pick up at Nex Gen, prior to the first day of the chosen class session.

REGISTRATION: Call 201-618-7444 or send an email to: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

LIST OF ENRICHMENT CLASSES (MORE COMING SOON)

Preschool Class

Story Time Comes AlivE: This class will provide a fun, interactive, multi-sensory approach to early literacy. Our experienced teachers will help your child develop a love for literature by bringing books to life with engaging stories, songs, movement and arts and crafts activities. Participants will bring home an art project after each class. 

NOTE: This class can be taken in-person and virtually. Please let us know which format you prefer when registering. If you choose to have your child take this class virtually, prior to class, we will have a packet of supplies available for you pick up at our Center. This way, your child will be able to participate right along with the live class.

SCHEDULE:

  • Thursdays, Nov: 5, 12, 19, & Dec. 3 at 4 pm – 5 pm — for 4-year-olds

  • Sundays, Nov: 1, 8, 15, 22 at 11 am – 12 pm — for 5- 6-year-olds

 

Location: 253 Main Street, West Orange, NJ; also offered virtually. We will send you a Zoom link.

FEE:

 

$100 for the 4-part series. For those taking this class virtually, packets of supplies for each class will be available weekly for pick up at Nex Gen.

$25 per class, if class is taken as a one off. For those participating virtually, packets of supplies for each class will be available for pick up at Nex Gen, each week. 

REGISTRATION: Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

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Getting Crafty:This class will inspire students to discover their creative talents and to develop their artistic skills. In every class, participants will have fun learning new techniques for painting, collage making, clay sculptures, working with paper and wooden objects, and more! Kids will create a new project to bring home each week.

NOTE: This class is not available virtually.


SCHEDULE:

  • Fridays, Nov: 6, 13, 20, & Dec 4 at 4 pm – 5 pm — for children in Grades 4 - 6

  • Sundays, Nov: 1, 8, 15, 22 at 1 pm – 2 pm — for children in grades K – Grade 3

 

Location: This class will take place outside at a local park. Address TBD. If it rains, each student will be notified that the week's class is canceled, and will be provided with a rain date.

FEE:

 

  • $100 for a package of 4 weekly classes. 

  • $25 per class, if class is taken as a one-off.

REGISTRATION: Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

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Multi-Sport:Our multi-sport classes will offer a high-level, fun introduction to a new sport or fitness activity each week. The rules and skills of each activity will be introduced through hands-on exercises, so kids will begin playing and improving right away. Our goals include making every participant feel comfortable while trying new sports, giving them a basic understanding of popular sports, and helping them appreciate the fun and rewards of regular physical activity. Classes will be held at O’Connor Park in West Orange, NJ. If it rains, an alternative date will be provided. All participants should wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.

NOTE: This class is not available virtually.

 

schedule:

  • Wednesdays, Nov: 4, 11, 18, 25 at 5-6 pm. Classes will meet at the same location and be broken up by grade, as follows:

 

  • K – Grade 2

  • Grades 3 - 5

  • Grades 6 – 8

 

Location: O’Connor Park, West Orange, NJ

 

FEE:

  • $100 for a package of 4 weekly classes

  • $25 per class, if classes are purchased as one-offs.

REGISTRATION: Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

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Mad Scientist: This class will spark imaginative learning when school is out! Your child will experience first-hand how much fun science can be. This class will be packed with fascinating demonstrations and hands-on activities to let kids explore scientific concepts for themselves. 

 

Note: This class is not available virtually because of the nature of the supplies.

Schedule:

  • Saturdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 & Dec 5

    • at 12 pm – 1 pm — for Grades K - 2

    • at 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm — for Grades 3-5

 

Location: 253 Main Street, West Orange, NJ

 

FEE:

  • $100 for a package of 4 weekly classes.

  • $25 per class, if classes are purchased as one-offs.

REGISTRATION: Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

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Well Rooted Cooking Classes -- Traveling Taste Buds Series: What better way is there to learn how to appreciate the variety of life than by tasting it!?! Young chefs will explore the world as we make items from countries around the globe. They'll learn healthy eating habits and have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary in a nurturing and delicious environment. Culinary confidence creates more independence and instills a sense of pride and accomplishment, all while building autonomy in the kitchen. Best of all, everyone will feast on their own culinary creations at the end! 

Our mission is to ignite culinary curiosity. We equip our students with the tools to be confident and creative, not just behind the stove, but in their lives beyond the kitchen. We believe that EVERYONE has an inner chef. We think that cooking is a powerful tool that can motivate, educate, and build strong foundations for a delicious and inspired life. 

NOTE: These classes can be taken in-person or virtually. Please let us know which format you prefer when registering. If you choose to have your child take these classes virtually, prior to each class, we will have a packet of supplies available for you pick up at our Center. This way, your child will be able to participate right alongside the class.

Schedule: Nov. 4, 11, 18, & Dec 2

  • Seedlings (Grades 1 - 3) — 4 pm - 5 pm 

  • Sprouts (Grades 4 - 6)  — 5 pm - 6 pm 

 

COUNTRIES/FOOD TO BE EXPLORED 

 

Italy 

● Caprese Skewers 

● Cannoli Dip with Fresh Fruit 

 

Mexico 

● Guacamole 

● Fresh Salsa 

 

Japan 

● Smoked Salmon and Veggie Hand Rolls

● Fruit Maki Sushi 

 

Germany 

● Gurkensalat - German Cucumber Salad

● Black Forest Cake Yogurt Parfait 

 

Location: 253 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. Class is also offered virtually. We will send you a Zoom link.

 

Fee: NOTE: The fee includes the cost of materials, which include fresh ingredients and cooking implements.

 

  • $140 for the 4-part series. If this class is being taken virtually or just once, all materials will be available weekly to be picked up at our Center. 

  • $35 per class, if classes are purchased separately as one-offs. If this class is being taken virtually or just once, all materials will be available weekly to be picked up at our Center. 

For those taking classes in-person, cooking implements will be disinfected weekly and stored in a COVID-safe manner, while they are left at Nex Gen. Materials will be provided on the first day of in-person class. Participants can take home these cooking implements at the end of their final class.

registration: Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

watercolor painting & meditation:

Children taking this class will learn how experimenting with watercolor can be used to help calm your mind while creating beautiful works of art. Each week, the class will explore color, patterns, layering, washes and other watercolor techniques. No prior experience is necessary.

NOTE: This class is only being offered virtually. Prior to the first day of class, we will have a packet of supplies available for you pick up at our Center, which is located at 253 Main Street, West Orange, NJ.

SCHEDULE:

  • Thursdays, Nov: 5, 12, 19, & Dec 3 

    • at 4 pm – 5 pm — for Grades 4-6 

    • at 5 pm - 6 pm — for Grades 7-8

 

Location: Virtual class. We will send you a Zoom link.

FEE:

  • $140 for the 4-part series. Since this class is only being offered virtually, a packet of supplies will be available for pick up prior to the first class at Nex Gen, which is located at 253 Main Street, West Orange, NJ.

  • $35 per class, if class is taken as a one-off. Since this class is only being offered virtually, a packet of supplies will be available for pick up prior to the date of the class your child is taking, at Nex Gen, which is located at 253 Main Street, West Orange, NJ. 

REGISTRATION: Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

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LEGO Building Tips & Tricks

 

Come and explore advanced building techniques with LEGO bricks! Learn how different  combinations of LEGO pieces can improve your building experience and range of model building. LEGOs aren't just for little kids. Building with LEGOs helps tweens understand spatial awareness. It also encourages lateral thinking and creative problem solving and cultivates resilience and perseverance by creating a positive association between identifying when things are not working, re-thinking the original design, and successfully finishing the model.

 

LEGOs also teach organization skills and patience and foster having better communication and teamwork. When building with LEGOs, tweens learn how to create a building strategy within a team, and the importance of delegating tasks and assigning roles. Even professional architects, artists, and engineers benefit greatly from playing with LEGOs. In fact, some modern drafting and planning often uses computer-generated 3D models that these professionals must build. Being able to think in 3D and honing one's spatial intelligence skills makes doing this easier. Models created in class cannot be taken home.

SCHEDULE:

  • Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, from 4-5 pm​, for ages 7-14

 

Location: This class will take place outside at a park. Place TBD.

 

FEE:

  • $140 for the 4-part series.

  • $35 per class, if class is taken as a one-off.

REGISTRATION: Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

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LEGO STOP MOTION FILMING

 

 

Learn the basics of stop-motion, frame by frame! Explore the world of filming through the use of LEGOs and other household items to create stories full of characters and effects. Requires the use of a mobile device and permission to save audio and video files.

SCHEDULE:

  • Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, Dec 2, from 4-5 pm​, for ages 10-14

 

Location:253 Main Street, West Orange

 

FEE:

  • $140 for the 4-part series. Classes can not be taken separately.

REGISTRATION:Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

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LEGO ART CHALLENGES

 

In this class, participants will learn about various types of art and sculpting through the medium of LEGO! They will practice using various shapes and colors to create both 2-D and 3-D models. Models created in class cannot be taken home. Ages 7-14, Tuesdays 4-6

SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24, from 4-6 pm​, for ages 7-14

 

Location:This class will take place outside at a park. Place TBD.

 

FEE:

  • $100 for the 4-part series.

  • $25 per class, if class is taken as a one-off.

REGISTRATION: Call 201-618-7444 or email: info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com

MORE ENRICHMENT OPTIONS

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YOU CAN NOW HOST NEX GEN'S ENRICHMENT CLASSES at YOUR OWN HOME OR at AN OPEN OUTDOOR SPACE BY CREATING A WEEKLY ENRICHMENT POD

Bring Nex Gen's classes home. Create a weekly enrichment pod for your child and their friends. They will love the structured socialization! Just tell us what type of class you have in mind and Nex Gen will send over an enrichment instructor and all of the necessary materials. Your kids will have a blast!

 

You can host a series of four or more enrichment classes this way. Classes can run the gamut from art, cooking, wacky science, sports, robotics, LEGO sculpting, photography, graphic design, video game creation and more. The options are endless. 

ADD AN ERICHMENT CLASS TO YOUR EXISTING LEARNING POD for structured socialization

Enrichment classes can be a great addition to your existing learning pod. Add in one class or a few, and we will send over the instructor. Tell us what type of class(es) you have in mind and we will will put it all together for you. This is just the type of structured socialization your kids have been craving.

NEX GEN'S ENRICHMENT CLASSES ARE THE PERFECT WAY TO HAVE A STRUCTURED PLAYDATE OR GET-TOGETHER AT HOME or at an outside space

make this year's birthday extra special with a themed ENRICHing PARTY!

Bringing an enrichment class into your home or an outdoor space is a terrific way to have a structured playdate or get-together for your child. Invite a few of your child's friends over and Nex Gen will send over an enrichment specialist and all of the needed materials.

 

This year, host an enrichment class birthday party for your child. Tell us what your child likes to do, and we will create the perfect tailored birthday package just for them. You can also pick from our list of options. If any of these enrichment ideas appeal to you, give us a call for more details at 201-618-7444 or send an email to info@nexgenlearningsolutions.com.

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