The Child Care Center at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center provides quality child care to children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years whose parents are employees of St. Joseph’s. During the summer months and school holidays, we also provide care to children ages 6 to 13 years. We are open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 52 weeks a year, closing only for major holidays and conveniently located across from the St. Joseph's University Medical Center, 800 Main St. in Paterson, NJ 07503. Children may be enrolled for five or fewer days.
The Child Care Center is licensed by the State of New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families. We are also Nationally Accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We provide a program designed to foster the child’s development in a comfortable and encouraging environment. Our classrooms are engaging, safe, and nurturing, and support all areas of development. We ensure that each child develops physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually, and is able to meet his or her full potential. Children leave us to enter Kindergarten fully prepared to meet the complex demands presented to them.
The teaching faculty is among the most highly qualified in New Jersey. They have each studied child development and early childhood education, and receive ongoing training while employed with us to increasingly strengthen their understanding and pedagogy.
We work closely with each child’s family, so that a relationship of mutual support is developed. In this way, a partnership is created to ensure the wellbeing of the child and family.