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529 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
United States


Fall 2019

Mommy and me infant and toddler early sensory learning classes in Hoboken, New Jersey and Waldwick, New Jersey. We focus on sensory play, socialization and American Sign Language. Each session is based on a book. Each class is inspired by a page within the book. Each class is a unique experience for the caregiver and child. 

The School at Hugs & Bugs Club is founded on the belief that children are natural born scientists, motivated to learn in a warm and safe environment through exploration, investigation, discovering and solving problems in an organic way. In a world that is mostly hands off for children, we believe it is their job to touch everything they can get their little fingers on because we know it is essential to their mental development. It is our job to give them a safe place to do so. Our space is inspired by nature and sensory development, and is designed to provoke the curiosities of our little ones.

Our child-centered approach and curriculum include:

  • A calming nature-filled environment, free of overstimulating elements

  • Children utilizing their own drawing book and photography in order to document their personal experiences

  • Integrated curriculum blending social studies, art, math and science into daily activities and field trips around town

  • Learning through organic, creative exploration

  • Educational sensory activities aimed at developing gross and fine motor skills

  • Intimate setting ripe for socialization

  • Gentle separation, with parent-involvement as desired

Priority will be given to students enrolling for all 5 days. Please complete your application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as space permits.

Below are applications for our Fall 14-week Session beginning September 9th and ending December 20th. Current students will be given priority for Winter and Spring 2019. Winter session 2020 will be available soon.

Children must be 2 years old by September 1st for the 2’s Program.

Children must be 3 years old by December 1st for the 3's & 4's Program.


Our Curriculum

Our philosophies are inspired by the great need for sensory development and the Reggio Emilia approach, a pedagogy which values the child as strong, capable and resilient. The children are leaders of their own education with the facilitation of our teachers, families, and peers. Each child holds a strong curiosity to learn more about the world around them. At Chrysalis Cove, we foster this curiosity and the sense of community. Our curriculum is child-centered, driven by our students’ interests and their desire to know more.

What children learn does not follow as an automatic result from what is taught, rather, it is in large part due to the children’s own doing, as a consequence of their activities and our resources.

—Loris Malaguzzi, The Hundred Languages of Children

The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.

—Jean Piaget


Our 3/4s program provides both integration of play and purposeful teaching focused on building confidence, patience, independence and accountability. It is here where we will deepen the exploration of ideas of the self, nature, science, math, culture, and the creative arts. Their curiosity leads the teachers to design the classes based on the child’s interest and curiosities rather than a strictly academic structure. They learn more when they are intrigued. They learn to troubleshoot and become more independent thinkers, confident in their own capabilities. This class meets Monday thru Friday in the mornings.


Through play, our students will foster their imaginations and sense of community. This program is designed to establish routine, promote socialization skills, and gently prime children for separation. A play-based learning environment promotes independence and creative thinking. This class meets Monday thru Friday in the afternoons, 3-5pm.

  • All classes are held at Hugs and Bugs Club 537 Park Avenue, Hoboken NJ.

  • Time is set aside for family-provided snacks, including personal fruit and/or cheese snack and a healthy community snack to share with friends.

  • Hugs and Bugs Club is a nut-free facility and accommodate all allergies.

  • Children do not need to be potty trained.

  • All teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified

  • Parent’s will receive pictures with descriptions of our activities on our private and secured App so you can see what your child does when they are at our classes and it is a wonderful way to open up a fun discussion with your child about the fun activities.