Child Development Center at Parker

Preschool in Highland Park, NJ 08904

The mission of the Child Development Center at Parker is to provide safe, affordable, high quality child care for the Highland Park neighboring communities and staff of F.E. Parker Memorial Home. The CDC at Parker is a shared site which provides a cognitively based program for children ages six weeks to five years. We strive to provide quality intergenerational programming with the residents of the F. E. Parker Memorial Home. We provide a home like environment where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace. The CDC staff is committed to the families we serve, providing support and encouragement.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 5 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
New Jersey Department of Children and Families

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At the CDC @ Parker, we believe in enriching young children through a multitude of activities, songs, stories, games, and loving instruction. Our state-of-the-art facility welcomes children beginning at six weeks of age and nurtures them and their love of learning through five years of age. Featuring flexible scheduling with optional extended hours, full and half-day options, a warm, nurturing, and experienced staff with years of experience, our program strives to meet the needs of all children who come through our doors.

The most important goals of the CDC curriculum are for our children to become self-confident, independent, and enthusiastic learners who can work well with others. We engage our children in thoughtful, creative, and stimulating activities which encourage them to think, reason, and experiment, all while fostering a positive self-image.

Located in an assisted living and nursing home facility, we also believe in the Eden Philosophy, which states that the lives of senior citizens are enriched by children, animals, and plants. As such, our classes visit different parts of the Parker facility to engage in activities and projects with seniors. The goals of the program include forming meaningful relationships between children and adults, providing an opportunity for multi-generational experiences that increase cooperation, interaction, and exchange between children and adults, and encouraging sharing of knowledge of the elderly with the children, fostering an understanding of the age process.


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