Newark Day Center at the All School Fair this Saturday

Newark Day Center will be registering students for the 2023-2024 School Year!!!!!

We will have a table set up at the ALL School Fair on Saturday, November 5,  2023 at  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Newark Vocational High School, 301 West Kinney Street, Newark , NJ 07103.  COME SEE US!!!!!!!!

Newark Day Center is Still Enrolling 3 and 4 year olds for September 2022!!!!

Newark Day Center continues to enroll 3 and 4 year olds for September 2022. It’s not late to register your child for preschool.  Early registration is still ongoing.

This is a free program offered to Newark Residents.  You have several options to reach us.

  1. Contact a family worker ASAP at 973-643-5710
  2. Complete the online Child Care Screening Form: Child Care Screening Form – Newark Day Center
  3. Walk-Ins. , Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00  (Walk -Ins are highly encouraged)


When you come to the center we ask that you bring the following items:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • 3 proofs of Newark residency
  • Parent’s photo ID

Don’t miss out on a great educational opportunity for your child.


Fresh Air Fund is still accepting applications for the 2022 Summer!!!!!

The Fresh Air Fund is still accepting applications for the 2022 Summer.  If your child is 7 – 12 years of age they are eligible to apply.  We have already started selecting children.  If you are interested,  please complete an application as soon as possible.  If the child is selected the Fresh Air Fund will provide the child with a campership for 1 session of day or overnight camp.  For more information please contact the Fresh Air Fund coordinator.  Or you may use the link and complete an online application today!!!!!  Fresh Air Fund Application Form – Newark Day Center

PSEG Foundation’s Neighborhood Partners Program donates to Newark Day Center

The Newark Day Center would like to thank the PSEG Foundation’s Neighborhood Partners Program for your grant of $12,000.  This grant will be used to purchase classroom technology as part of our ongoing campaign, “The Third Century Fund: Equity in Education”

The fund will focus on Bridging the Digital Divide, with new technology, an array of programming upgrades and improvements to the physical plant designed to ensure that our “scholars” and their families feel their “home away from home” is impressive, sustainable, safe and inviting.  PSEG Foundation is helping us to reimagine and remodel our educational environment.  With your contribution we will provide our little learners with additional tools for their sucess.  Thank You!!!!

The Turrell Fund donates to the Newark Day Center

The Newark Day Center will like to thank The Turrell Fund’s generous grant of $25,000.  This wonderful support will help us make big strides as we pursue our “Third Century Fund: Equity in Education”.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my long career with Newark Day Center has been the opportunity to meet wonderful people along the way.  Starting with the little learners who brighten our doors each day; to young parents committed to being the best they can be; to tireless grandparents; and to our supporters who come in all shapes and sizes.

Many thanks to the Turrell Fund for helping Newark Day Center meet new pinnacles in early childhood education.

–Donna Johnson-Thompson, EdD                                                                                                               Executive Director

This Year’s Battle of Barristers to be held on August 10, 2021


The Battle of the Barristers is taking place on August 10, 2021 (Rain date on  August 17th)  This fund raising event is being hosted by the winning team from the last tournament, McCarter & English.   Teams participating this year to date are :

  • McCarter & English
  • Lowenstein Sandler
  • Connell Foley
  • Genova Burns
  • Cole Schotz
  • Gibbons
  • Carella Byrne


Stay tuned for more information!!!!!!!

Newark Day Center Staff does COVID-19 Testing

The staff of Newark Day Center is tested for COVID-19 weekly.  The testing is conducted at the agency through Sunshine Laboratory.   The agency is preparing the center to accept more children.  In order to do so they want to ensure parents and staff Newark Day Center is taking necessary precautions and stopping the spread.  There are also numerous staff members who are fully vaccinated.


Any Newark Day Center parent interested in free COVID-19 testing please contact Marie Holley at

School is Back in Session!!!

Newark Day Center is accepting 3 and 4 year olds for in person, virtual, and hybrid learning.  For more information call the family workers at 973-643-5713 or 5714.