The new coronavirus has changed life for all of us. Local businesses have taken a huge economic hit, but communities are finding creative ways to support the establishments they know and love.
In an effort to help local businesses in our communities stay connected and succeed, Patch will shine a light on some of them through a series of Q&A articles during this time.
Apple Montessori Schools is one of the businesses in New Jersey facing struggles during the coronavirus. You can lend your support by reading more about the company, below, and by contacting them here.
Tell us about your business and its history in your town.
Apple Montessori Schools was founded in 1972 and has a rich history of providing New Jersey with an innovative and modern Montessori curriculum. Apple Montessori reaches children across New Jersey through their 15 locations with programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age students.
How has the new coronavirus impacted your business and its employees?
In the wake of the pandemic, Apple Montessori is currently offering students two hours of daily live instruction focusing on core academic subjects such as reading, spelling, science and math, along with specialty classes like yoga, music, art and sign language. Along with our live instruction, we have provided our families with a library of pre-recorded videos of academic lessons for students. This interactive curriculum allows for family and teacher involvement to help keep the Apple Montessori community together during this challenging time.
How can local customers support you now and in the future?
Apple Montessori Schools is currently accepting applications for our Summer Camp and 2020-2021 School Year program. Please visit our website to learn more about our program.
Do you have any words of encouragement for your community?
This experience has presented us as individuals and as a community with great challenges but within these challenges there is hope. We have seen our local communities come together to support one another and essential workers as they brave the extremes to keep our world moving. We have and will continue to rise up and persevere through this experience.
Are you offering any special services, promotions or hours during this time?
For our Summer Camp Program, new families are able to enroll for three weeks and receive one week free!
Are there any other outstanding businesses in town you think deserve some community support?
We want to thank ALL essential workers from hospital staff, grocers, gas station attendants, public workers, teachers and more! Thank you for all that you do to keep the world moving forward.
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Thank you, and stay safe!
This article originally appeared on the Across New Jersey Patch