Big Blue Marble Academy’s (BBMA) mission is to nurture little minds and grow big hearts. The school is a home away from home with a robust preschool curriculum to ensure children are developmentally, socially and emotionally prepared for kindergarten and beyond while also providing a foundation for global awareness and service learning.

“The most frequent compliment we receive from families is that they feel at home here,” says Center Director Mariyah Dortch- Robinson. “Parents know their children are safe and cared for and appreciate that our staff and teachers know everybody by name.”

Students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, such as an indoor gym and can participate in activities from gymnastics and soccer to music and cooking. The school also offers before- and after-care for school-age students as well as summer camp.

BBMA is known for its global curriculum to enhance children’s perspective and understanding of the world outside their community. The Edison location offers a language immersion program in Mandarin, French and Spanish.

Another hallmark of the BBMA curriculum is community service performed through service learning projects. Heart Projects teach children the importance of giving back and helping others through hands-on activities such as lemonade stands to benefit childhood cancer research through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation or holiday-timed projects during the BBMA Season of Giving.

“It’s our way of helping students develop empathy, community service and good citizenship,” Dortch-Robinson says. “Raising money for cancer research or giving to less fortunate families during the holidays makes a really big impact on them.”

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