So your parents are thinking of moving with you to kid-friendly Westfield, Scotch Plains, and Cranford, New Jersey! This is a great place to be a kid, and there are a million fun things to do. Here are some cool places you might want to ask your parents about, so that they can take you there sometime. If you and your parents move here, there are even more fun places we can tell you about in and around Westfield, Scotch Plains, and Cranford.
FOR TODDLERS AND KIDS
Westfield Area Y, Childcare
Full day childcare and half-day preschool our goal is to help children become self-confident, inquisitive, and enthusiastic learners. All activities are designed to give your child a successful start in school.
Starting at six months to two years learning and basics up until full-fledged life-saving course.
Scotch Plains and Fanwood Y Arts and Music
Preschoolers will have fun exploring different media and developing their creative side through a variety of art projects. Ages 3-5 (must be toilet-trained). Guitar lessons for older kids.
The Y’s wrap-around Kindergarten program is designed to supplement the half-day Kindergarten in local schools.
The Westfield Area Y is committed to providing pre-teens and teens with equipment and programs designed to combat youth obesity and teach youth and teens the benefits of a healthy, fit lifestyle.
Westfield Soccer Association
From kids ages 3 to 16 the Westfield soccer association has a program for them.
Westfield Baseball League
A Baseball League is committed to serving the youth of Westfield in providing a positive and instructional environment and an appreciation for the game of baseball. Ages 8-17.
Scotch Plains Baseball Association
The Scotch Plains Fanwood Youth Baseball Association is a private, non-profit organization providing baseball opportunities to the youth of Scotch Plains and Fanwood aged 6 to 15 years old.
Children’s Specialized Hospital
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the US. The talented and caring staff provides a wide variety of medical, developmental, educational, and rehabilitative services for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults
Jack and Jill Salon, Cranford
The ultimate destination for your child to fly a plane, drive a car, even sit on a princess’ throne … all while watching their favorite videos, playing with cool toys and … getting a haircut!
Little Bytes Computer Store, Cranford
Little Bytes Computer Center in Cranford, NJ provides classes for children ages 3-13 and adults. Our certified teachers can also provide classes at your facility. Imagine we do everything – provide the laptops, software, and teacher and manage the paperwork! Welcome to our NEW site!
Little Scoops, Cranford
Come to a place where kids and parents alike can play games, dance, eat, and create their own sundaes in a 1950’s ice cream parlor setting.
Girl Scouts of Washington Rock Council, Westfield
The Girl Scouts of America and have long been known to be a positive source of direction for younger girls, Brownies and teens, Girl Scouts.
Patriots Path Council, Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America have the same motive as the Girl Scouts to give young people and teens a better direction in life based on skills that they learn through co-operation and tolerance.
REAL ESTATE TIPS
First Time Buyers >Structural Contingency
If you have a house for sale your buyers will probably include a structural inspection contingency in the contract. This allows them to have an expert check out the house, the major systems and the appliances.
A professional structural inspector can help buyers to “know” the house and to feel comfortable with it, but the inspection does not result in a pass or fail grade. The buyers will learn important facts about the house, such as where the water cutoff valve is located, in case of an emergency. The inspection may also help buyers set up a budget for repairs and determine if they want to invest in cost-effective measures to increase energy efficiency.
Buyers rarely back out of a sale after a structural inspection. Even if there are problems, you have the opportunity to negotiate a compromise and to avoid any obstacles that could seriously threaten the sale.