It's the little preschool that could. Tucked in the corner of Northvale Plaza lies iPlusOne Academy, a Korean bilingual preschool and daycare run by Closter mom and education expert Maria Kim.
iPlusOne Academy is a unique school for families who want their young children to be immersed in a bilingual and bicultural learning environment. Children as young as 6 1/2 weeks to 4 years old participate in age-appropriate, hands-on activities taught by certified educators fluent in English and Korean.
Despite the COVID pandemic, iPlusOne Academy has been open since April 2020, when it was allowed to reopen its doors for families of essential workers. It hasn't closed it doors since, successfully operating its Spring, Fall and Winter 2020 semesters, as well as running a Summer Camp program.
"Throughout the entire pandemic, we have gone above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of our students, their families, and our staff," said Kim.
From keeping abreast on all local, state, and federal guidelines on COVID safety and capacity, to stocking up on enough PPP equipment for staff and students, to purchasing state-of-the-art disinfecting and purifying equipment, iPlusOne Academy continuously provides a safe, clean learning environment for all its students and staff.
Be sure to check out their Summer Camp 2021 program - it's a great opportunity for babies and toddlers to meet other children from local towns and acclimate them for the Fall semester.
For more information about iPlusOne Academy or to schedule a tour, contact Maria Kim or visit its website HERE.
271 Livingston Street, Unit L-O
Northvale, NJ 07647