|About us: NOW CELEBRATING OUR 23rd ANNIVERSARY!!
Owner, director, Janet McCarron has been developing children’s programs in our area for over 48 years
*Longport Summer Camp
*Margate Yacht Club
*Margate School System after School Program
*Playgroups Plus (Opened 23 years ago)
Janet grew up outside of Philadelphia and spent her summers in Longport. She has her BSED from Ohio University and now resides in Margate with her husband
Michael. Her three children Eric Funk, Erin Funk, and Michael Patrick McCarron also reside in Margate. Her daughter Erin is very
involved with the business now allowing Janet to take some time off to enjoy her grandchildren Hadley and Harper.
Janet is very proud of the Playgroups programs. Playgroups Plus is known for its outstanding academic curriculum and is recognized by area schools for its
superior academic, social, and loving curriculum through which children are prepared to make an enjoyable transition into kindergarten.
Playgroups Plus is a state licensed preschool and is fortunate to have very little turn over in its staff. Most. Staff members have education degrees, are CPR
certified, and take continuing education classes to enhance skills and to keep them informed of new ideas that the children will benefit from.
Playgroups Plus ....Staff (very low staff turnover)
Erin Funk - Director Designee.... Erin attended Margate Schools and attended the Hun School in Princeton for High School. Erin attended Central Florida
University in Orlando Florida (on a rowing scholarship). Erin graduated with a BA. Erin's summers were spent as a Longport Lifeguard where she represented
Longport in many Lifeguard competitions. Upon returning home Erin worked for for Harrison Beverage & Roberts Place before joining Janet at Playgroups. Erin
is married (to the luckiest guy ever) Howard Horner and has 2 beautiful girls Hadley 8 and Harper 7.
Jill Bradley--Head Teacher...Although not from Margate, the town has become her home after meeting a AC lifeguard from a large well known family...the
Bradley's! After many years of as a steward on Spirit Airlines Jill settled down to start a family and has 3 amazing children. Caroline (25) Christopher (22) and
in the Navy. We are so proud of him!! And James (18) who is a senior at Mainland and on the swim team. Jill brings love, education and evolving techniques to
Meaghan Wilde--Teacher..Meagan attended Somers Point Schools and graduated from Mainland Regional. Meaghan brings fun loving activities to the 3 year
olds at Playgroups. She loves to sing and dance with well as well as reading a good book to them. Meaghan recently got engaged to another lucky guy, Michael
Molly Dinoto--Teacher....Molly is a Ventnor born and bread girl graduating form Atlantic City HS. Here free time over the years has been working at Sacco's
and Agnes. Her love for children took her to Beth Judah where she taught for several years. After their closing PG was fortunate to hire her. Molly does an
amazing job teaching the children so much about lifetime events. She currently is in school to obtain her teaching degree. And talk about creativity, She and a
friend Marlon developed a cake pop business which has exploded due to the creative ideas.