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Top 5 Daycares in Newark NJ

Top 5 Daycares in Newark NJ

February 5, 2018 | Savannah Copland
What are the top daycares in Newark NJ?

Finding a well-rated child-care center can be difficult and time-consuming, especially if you're planning a move or searching from a distance. Before making a call to find out rates or schedule a facility tour, it's helpful to narrow the options. You can do this by conducting your own research and reading reviews from members of the community.

HiMama is happy to offer this compilation of our highest rated daycares in Newark, New Jersey. The organizations listed here are based on parent reviews through Google and by the information provided on their websites. Each recommended center is accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We hope you'll find it useful in selecting your next great day care center experience!

Kinder Care Learning Center at Newark


KinderCare Learning Center at Newark is the highest rated center in the area with the most parent reviews. KinderCare is a nationally recognized and accredited company with centers in nearly every state. The Newark location accepts children 6 weeks to 12 years of age and provides a curriculum focused on positive creativity and communication. This center also offers special program for math, phonics, and reading as well as enrichments courses in cooking and music.

The North Ward / Forest Hill Child Development Center


This community organization is non-profit, yet still very highly rated. The North Ward offers a tuition free early learning program for residents of Newark that boasts low student-teacher ratios and an innovative curriculum. This facility also offers an affordable private day care option called Forest Hill Development Center with guaranteed acceptance for children (non-residents included) 2-5 years old.

New Hope Day Care Center

Located in the University Heights area with convenient access to Rutgers and University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Hope is a non-profit center with a holistic early learning approach. They offer an all-inclusive view of education while recognizing that preschoolers and elementary students require different developmental goals and curriculums.

Sunshine Day Care Center

Sunshine Day Care Center offers a great daycare facility with a focus on parent feedback and satisfaction. Their award-winning small business approach has been recognized by the Greater Newark Development Consortium. Sunshine Day Care offers age-specific curriculum programs for children aged 3 months up to 13 years.

Newark Day Center

The Newark Day Center has been a pillar in the community since 1884 and their child development program is one of the best rated in the city. Every daycare teacher is degreed or certified in their field and the students benefit from community sponsored events and field trips. The Newark Day Center services extend beyond traditional early-learning to offer parent counseling and assistance to those in need.

The recommendations made here are intended for use as a guide to finding childcare centers in Newark. Proper research and due diligence should be part of any day care center you choose.

For help with what to look for, check out these handy resources:

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