Programs for Home-School Groups


A recent article in The New York Times (“The Home-Schooled Don’t Just Stay at Home,” 3/15/12, p.22) highlighted the unique and plentiful opportunities for home-schooled students at museums. “As the number of home-schooling families grows, museum programs for them are springing up all over the country.”

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts offers many programs for home-school groups, both at the Museum or on-site at other venues. “The collaboration between home-school groups and museums has many benefits,” cites Meg Wastie, Curator of Education. “The flexible time schedule of home-school groups allows them to visit the Museum at hours that accommodate their needs and travel considerations. Our standard programs touch on many of the New Jersey State Curriculum topics, and all are aligned with the State Core Curriculum requirements. Additionally, our programs can be tailor-made to individual groups, based on the Museum’s exhibits and on the group’s topics of current study and interest.”

In addition to the Curator of Education, nine Museum Instructors make up the education staff of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, allowing flexibility of scheduling and adaptations for groups of different ages and interests.

“It seems like a perfect match: treasure-filled institutions with an abundance of resources and slow, off-peak hours welcoming eager children with schedule flexibility.” (“The Home-Schooled Don’t Just Stay at Home,” 3/15/12, p.22)

Check the education offerings on our website and contact Meg Wastie to schedule a program for your group.

Interested?  Contact Meg Wastie at 973-377-2982 x12 or email to

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