The Joy of Learning Begins...

(Birth to Three with Grown-Up)

Judy's Music & Preschool Prep

Welcome to Judy’s neighborhood, where children and grown-ups make friends while  singing, dancing, playing instruments, moving with puppets and scarves to children's melodies, classics, jazz, and world music. After music comes gym time on professional early childhood equipment and art time for children and parents.


As in a neighborhood, children learn from one another, older from younger and younger from older. The earliest possible exposure to a structured music class has a profound affect on later learning. Babies watch with rapt attention, calming older children as they sing and move to the music. A diverse classroom experience enriches everyone. 


In this program, children acquire skills for preschool and a love of learning that will last a lifetime.



Class size is limited to 10, and there will be no drop-ins. Classes will be held in the airy upstairs studio with large windows across two walls plus ceiling fans. All adults, including the teacher, will wear a mask and or a face shield. Adults and children will be asked to wash their hands before entering the class. The room, mats, and equipment will be cleaned before each class.


We will not be sharing instruments and props, so please bring your own rhythm instruments, puppets or dolls, and scarves (one for each child and grown-up). We will provide everyone with an Enchanted Garden tote bag for these items.

Ms. Judy's streaming online classes here


$225 per 4-month session.

Session 1: September 14-January 15

Session 2: January 18- May 28


For more information: or call 203-894-1987


Mon. 9:30-10:30

Wed. 9:30 -10:30

Enroll for both days and receive 20% off second class.


Judy Hirt-Manheimer

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Marcia Needleman

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Judy’s music class has been the highlight of our week since my daughter was eight months old. I have watched her absorbing the music and happiness that surrounds us during this hour. I have watched her language skills grow as well as her confidence.

—Lori C.

Judy and her team have created a little cocoon where children are lovingly encouraged to bloom and grow.

—Susan Haskell-Kaye

The music at the EG gets you at the core; it moves the adults as well as the children.

—Kristen B.

Once you enter the Enchanted Garden you become part of a family. The friends you meet become friends for life, and this applies both to the children and parents.

—Jean Devoe

Twos Preschool Prep

Preschool Prep


Since 2002, the Enchanted Garden’s nurturing, experienced teachers have eased children’s delicate transition into a school setting. The classroom was designed by Jim Henson artist Tim Clarke to spark children’s imagination and creativity. Children do musical activities, art projects, hear stories from around the world, and learn skills needed for preschool. They play with educational toys, draw at easels, climb on indoor playground equipment and more. Class size is limited to 8, allowing the teachers to focus on each child’s needs and interests. There is a balance between structured and unstructured activities so that children can experience the joy of discovery and become independent learners. Toilet training not required.  Adjustments to activities, enhanced cleaning, teachers wearing masks and other procedures will be followed to help keep children safe.



$395 per half year for each day.  

Ms. Judy's streaming online classes here


For more information: or call 203-894-1987


Tuesday: 9:00 am — 11:00 am 

Thursday: 9:00 am — 11:00 am 


Judy Hirt-Manheimer

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Marcia Needleman

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Peggy Fox

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Watching my first child going off to school, I could not have imagined an easier transition for her. The warm, caring environment you foster is every mom’s dream.

—Sheila & Mike

We are very grateful that our daughter’s first milestone in school was the loving, creative, nurturing environment of the Enchanted Garden.

—Jane P.

I credit the Enchanted Garden with the fact that all three of my children are confident and love learning. It is the best introduction to school a child can have.

—Dominique Bauthier

Thank you for giving our daughter such a safe and happy place to go.

—The Boris Family

(Babies, Toddlers, Twos with Grown-Up)

Enchanted Gym 1

This fun-filled class provides physical activity for children who love to be on the move. It develops children's coordination, balance, strength, body awareness, self-confidence and social skills. The first 30 minutes are structured, leaving 15 minutes for exercise on our professional gymnastics equipment specially designed for early childhood, and for parents to make new friends in a bright, spacious studio open to nature.


For more information: or call 203-894-1987


This class is not running for the fall session;


Corina Mihalchik-Renak

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(Twos and Threes)

Budding Ballerinas

Where it begins. This class is the young dancer’s first step into an appreciation of music and movement in a studio setting. In addition to introducing Ballet steps and vocabulary, we use props, stories, and simple crafts to create a well-rounded educational experience and instill a love of dance. Ballet clothing is optional.


Ms. Beth received her BA in Dance Therapy and Psychology from Goucher College, and has studied Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. She has many years of experience teaching movement with adults and children in therapeutic settings, and is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructor. Ms. Beth has taught at the Enchanted Garden since 2000, specializing in teaching dance to very young students.


For more information: or call 203-894-1987


This class is not running for the fall session.


Beth Perlman

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My daughter absolutely adores Ms.Beth’s ballet class. She has absolute trust in her teacher and especially loves the props and activities Ms. Beth prepares each week. The amount of preparation and thought that goes into each class is impressive and so so appreciated.

—Rachele Colantuono





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165 Danbury Rd. (Rt 35)

Ridgefield, CT 06877


529 Ethan Allen Hwy

Ridgefield, CT 06877