Vinci Academy Preschool and Infant Child Care Center Opens Doors


MOUNTAIN LAKES — On Saturday, April 27, the brand-new Vinci Academy preschool and infant childcare center will open its doors to the public to celebrate Arbor Day.

The academy is located at 333 Route 46 in space formerly occupied by Bright Horizons.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and admission is FREE. Families can register online by clicking here.

The schedule of activities includes the following:

• 10:30 a.m. – Magic with Tommy Knucklehead
• 11:00 a.m. – Stressbusters for Parents by Shawn Welty from Inner-Wellth
• 11:30 a.m. – Children’s Yoga Class led by Stacy Stampone of Internal Gratitude
• 12:30 p.m. – World Class Martial Arts of Route 53, Denville Mini-Class & Demo
• 2:00 p.m. – Music Together with Merry Musicians
• 2:30 p.m. – DANCE, SHINE & RHYME® by Dance with Dalia
• 3:00 p.m. – SHIM-ME® & SHIM-ME FOR BIRTH® by Dance with Dalia
• 3:30 p.m. – Story time with USBorne

In addition, Artistic Kreations of Denville will be providing art activities throughout the day and every child will have the opportunity to plant his or her own tree in the Academy’s STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) lab.

The Vinci Academy serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and offers both full-time and part-time infant care, toddler, pre-school and Kindergarten classes.  Vinci Schools are also in Shanghai, Alexandria, Virginia and Ottawa. The Academy of Mountain Lakes also offers summer camps and enrichment classes.

Located at the former Bright Horizons location, the Vinci School is pleased to introduce its new owner Alisha Cole who has more than 15 years of experience running successful schools in Union and Sussex Counties. She is joined by Director Sandy Bajaj who has nine years of preschool experience and was most recently a Montessori and preschool teacher.

“We are so excited to open the Vinci Academy to local families here in Morris County. The Vinci Schools utilize a very hands-on, individualized curriculum and the latest thinking in age-appropriate STEM programs and other engaging activities that start with infants and continue through all pre-school ages. The Academy has a track record of contributing to the development of happy, confident and capable children who go on to succeed in their next educational experience.” Alisha Cole, Owner of Vinci Academy Mountain Lakes.

Vinci was founded by Dr. Dan Yang who holds a Ph D in Physics and more than 20 U.S. and Canadian patents in technology, software and educational tools. The curriculum for The Vinci Academy in Mountain Lakes is a blended approach based on child-centered Montessori and Reggio Emilia programs as well as the New Jersey core curriculum.

Call (973) 541-4700 or email to learn more or schedule a tour.