STEAM Education Discover & Learning Center In Fort Lee, NJ | THE R CHILD About

The Child

THE R CHILD started in a small studio in Cliffside Park NJ in 2016. Its foundations are rooted in a passion for children, a love of continuous and life-long education, and a belief that learning should be fun!


Our founder, Mrs. Elena Melamed, is a classically trained musician who earned a master’s degree from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She enjoyed a successful career of musical performance and teaching for more than 12 years. Over time, her love of teaching grew beyond music and made her look into STEAM education – pioneering it at THE R CHILD in Bergen County NJ.

What is The Child?

The Renaissance Child is your neighborhood’s superpower STEAM Center, committed to helping parents uncover their kids’ passion for STEAM.

We take an innovative approach to education, introducing STEAM at an early age and following the Reggio Emilia approach that believes that children are resourceful social beings, with rights and agency, that should be given fair opportunities to develop their full potential.


Our mission is to help caring parents raise creative and curious kids by bringing STEAM education to your doorstep. We strive to spark an interest and a life-long love of the arts and science in children from an early age.

today The Child is a 5000 square foot
educational facility in the heart of fort lee, nj

This one-of-a-kind space engages, stimulates, and nurtures children aged 1 to 14. Every class is unique and exposes children to music, art, science, history, and cultures through play, activities, and pure fun.

In this stimulating and engaging environment, children can prepare for academic success, expand their worldview, improve their self-esteem, and nurture a lifelong love of learning!

At THE R CHILD, we strive to help children uncover their true potential and become well-rounded adults one day. We proudly carry the values instilled by our founder and encourage kids to explore, experiment, and stay curious by asking questions.

We help parents raise creative and curious kids, preparing them for the ever-changing world of tomorrow!


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