Something for Everyone is the motto of the Center, which strives to meet the needs and wants of people of all ages. Afternoon, evening and weekend classes are provided for children and adults in the public schools, Central Administrative Office, Classic Residence, Holy Name Medical Center, and the Richard Rodda Community Center. On-site after-school classes are held in the schools. A broad array of classes is offered in arts and crafts, career connections, chess, computers, culinary arts, dance, fitness and health, flower arranging, gardening, history and nature walks, investment and finance, language, language arts, life enrichment, music and drama, parenting, photography, real estate, recreation and safety, science, SAT preparation, special interests and tours to places far and near.
Through a generous grant from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., the Center is offering Puffin Super Strides, a series of after-school programs in such areas as math, science, history, photography, music, and the arts, designed to enrich the school curriculum and maximize the potential of students in grades K-6 at a minimum registration fee.
Senior citizens outreach efforts continue with the Center’s Golden Oldies Technology in Teaneck (GOT IT!) program: low-cost computer classes taught by Teaneck Public Schools staff and other professionals on weekends.
The Center continues to be part of a consortium sponsored by The Bergen Community College Ciarco Learning Center, providing classes for adults in English as a Second Language and General Education Development and Adult Basic Education.
Another important population is reached by the funded program, Teaneck Women Train and Work (TW2). Operated under the aegis of the Center, it provides training, counseling and job placement for single women heads of households and support services for their children.
The Community Education Center has helped the school district to expand the concept of “community.” The doors of our schools are open in the afternoon, at night, on weekends, and during school recesses and summer vacations. Our direct shareholders not only are schoolchildren and their parents, but all who take advantage of Center programs. We anticipate doing even more in the future to make our public schools centers for learning for all ages.
For further information about Teaneck Community Education Center programs for children and adults, click the link below.