EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION The Child Development Center, built in 1886, is located at 305 Halsey Street in Newark and serves more than 200 children. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


The Philosophy of Newark Day Center is to provide an educational child development program for children ages three months thru six years of age. We believe that the early childhood years are the most formative time in human development. Our curriculum is designed t involve the children so that they are responsible for their learning. Every classroom has a wide variety of learning materials and equipment that reflect age and developmental appropriateness, as well s gender and cultural diversity.
Our curriculum activities include:

  • Fine And Gross motor development
  • Cognitive, perceptual sensory, and social-emotional development
  • Basic concepts for math, science, language, reading readiness, music and art
  • Creative and critical thinking Problem solving skills and techniques


Children involved at our center participate in a variety of special activities such as the early learning through the arts program sponsored by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Trips to the local library, museum, as well as other local field trips to promote education, learning, and fun.


Parents are involved throughout the year informally through parent orientation, meetings, classroom volunteering, field trips, and parent-teacher conferences.


A highly trained professional staff is employed to implement the child development program. All staff members have appropriate early childhood degrees or certifications/certificates.


The Center operates year round from 7:00am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Nutritionally balanced meals are served daily including breakfast, lunch, and a afternoon snack.