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Princeton NJ Family and Kids Guide

Focusing on resources that can make the most out of your family’s lives. Listings of schools, doctors, therapists, educational and domestic services. Tips and articles covering all aspects of parenting. Plus great ideas for family day trips, birthday parties, and outdoor fun.
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Princeton Day School


609.924.6700


Princeton Day School is the region's premier independent day school for students from PreK through Grade 12. Student-driven academics and demonstrable diversity, equity and inclusion practices fuel our mission to nurture the mind, body and character of each student. Depth of learning, skills acquisition and innovative problem-solving define our expertly facilitated programs and opportunities including the highly selective Science Research Experience Program, Jacobson Music Scholar Program, top Model UN, Energy & Climate Scholars and more. Outstanding athletics in a new LEED-certified 30,000+ sq. ft. athletic center. Learn more today at https://www.pds.org

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French American School of Princeton


609-430-3001


The French American School of Princeton (FASP) is an independent, coeducational school offering a bilingual education in both English and French, with a third language, Spanish, introduced at the Middle School level. Our bilingual program extends to students in Preschool (3 years old) through 8th grade. The FASP community provides a diverse, welcoming, and caring environment that fosters students' confidence, tolerance and personal growth. Beyond language skills, FASP students develop a global understanding of the world, making them open-minded, creative and better problem-solvers. At FASP, students become independent and critical thinkers who are well-prepared to experience the world around them.

Terhune Orchards


609-924-2310

Terhune Orchards is a 250-acre, family-owned farm just outside of Princeton. The Mount family has owned and operated it since 1975. Terhune Orchards is noted for its fresh, wholesome fruits, vegetables, and flowers, growing 35 varieties of apples and over 60 different vegetable crops, Certified Organic and conventional. The farm store is stocked with homemade cookies, fruit breads, apple crisps, apple cider donuts and fresh squeezed apple cider. Terhune's own winery with 16 estate wines hosts music series and is open all year-round. Take part in Pick-Your-Own offerings, farm festivals throughout the year and visit the barnyard of animals. Visit www.terhuneorchards.com to learn about education programs, Read & Pick series, the farm store, school tours, farm camp, birthday parties. Gift baskets available and corporate and group event space! Terhune Orchards - enjoyed by young & old.

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Photography by Jen Davis


609-439-1525

Let award-winning photographer Jen Davis capture your moment! Specializing in portrait and event photography, Jen has been photographing families, head shots and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs in a fun and fresh way for over a decade. Using a photojournalistic style mixed with high energy and fun, Jen’s images are artful, authentic and real - leaving clients with breathtaking memories that last a lifetime. Hobbyists are also welcome to learn from Jen through private photography lessons.

The Jewish Center of Princeton


609-921-0100


The Jewish Center is a warm, welcoming community with the goal of guiding each person on their individual Jewish journey. Come join us for one of our many family programs – whether it is Jewish learning for children ages 3 and up or family holiday gatherings, there is something here for everyone! In addition to our weekly services, we offer family Shabbat programming on select days each month, a robust youth program, and monthly activities for families with young children. We offer a series of programs for parents who wish to explore Judaism on a variety of levels, from introduction to more advanced! Parents are invited to take an active role in their children’s Jewish education. Through participating in family and parent learning opportunities, we empower all caregivers to create a Jewish home that aligns with their Jewish identities. Parents are encouraged to join their children’s classes, whether they are on-line, in person, or on Shabbat. Let us guide you on your Jewish journey!

Adath Israel Congregation


609-896-4977

Adath Israel Congregation is an inclusive and inviting home for all. The Adath is an egalitarian Conservative congregation committed to Jewish values, family, community and inclusiveness. The Adath Family prides itself in bringing generations together to experience the beauty and warmth of traditional Conservative Judaism and contemporary Conservative ritual. Through 2023-2024, Adath Israel will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Special events have begun with our Mosaic program which engages the community by focusing on the arts and culture. Recently, the acclaimed 613 Acapella group filled the house, including a new and original piece to celebrate our 100th year. Guided by our spiritual leaders, Rabbi Benjamin Adler, and Hazzan Arthur Katlin, Adath Israel provides a full spectrum of Jewish experience, including our religious school, adult learning programs, Tikkun Olam initiatives, dynamic Women’s League, Brotherhood and United Synagogue Youth (USY) organizations.

Cherry Grove Farm


609-219-0053

Cherry Grove Farm is a family-owned dairy farm and creamery situated on nearly 500 acres of preserved farmland. We practice regenerative farming to craft artisanal cheeses, raise grass-fed beef and whey-fed pork, and harvest heritage eggs. Everything is on site, from raising and milking the cows to making and aging our cheese. People love our Buttercup Brie and cave-aged Havilah, which you can buy at our Farm Store along with our meats and other foods and gifts. Come take a class in cheese making, foraging, bread making, beekeeping or other homesteading related workshop. We give hay rides, farm tours, wild plant walks, and a variety of seasonal events. Cherry Grove is an idyllic place for a birthday party, a school outing, or a company retreat. Visit www.cherrygrovefarm.com to learn more. The Farm Store is open every day from 10am - 5pm.

Tumbles Princeton


609-447-5437

Tumbles is a super fun learning playground with programs for kids that are based on developmental milestones and designed to help fight childhood obesity. Through gym classes, STEAM classes, a tumble zone and parties, we help shape the minds and bodies of children from 4 mos. to 12 yrs. We offer non-competitive programs that help inspire a love of physical activity, pique curiosity, build confidence, and position children for healthier, happier lives.

Tumbles also offers half and full day camps! For 11 weeks this summer we’ll be offering camp (regular tumbles as well as specialties including gymnastics, ninja warrior, medieval times, pirate, sports, superhero, circus, field day, and totally outrageous camp). We also offer Gymnastics STEAM Day Camp during all school holidays, Kids Nights Out, and Family Days throughout the year! Come for a free trial class (You must mention Princeton Online, a $40 VALUE) and check out all that Tumbles has to offer!

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