Westfield Day Care Center
Where Play Is The Work of Children

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The Westfield Day Care Center is a NAEYC Accredited early childhood educational facility and one of New Jersey’s oldest not-for-profit child care facilities.  We are located in historic downtown Westfield, overlooking beautiful Mindowaskin Park.
Our Mission is to provide affordable, quality early learning and child care in a safe and nurturing environment where children have the opportunity to develop their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills and where parents become partners with the teachers, forming a collaborative relationship, essential to the success of meeting the children’s needs.  Children will be served regardless of race, religious affiliation, or socio-economic status.
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Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable child care. Achieving NAEYC Accreditation is a four-step process that involves self reflection and quality improvement in order to meet and maintaining accreditation over a five-year period. Directors, teachers, and families all participate in the process. Programs are required to meet standards grouped into 10 areas: relationships with children, curriculum, teaching approaches, child assessment, nutrition and health, staff qualifications, relationship with children's families, relationship with the community, physical environment, and program leadership and management.
We believe every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC-accredited early learning programs are exceptionally well equipped and meticulously measured for indicators of quality in the classroom and beyond. As a reputable indicator of quality, NAEYC Accreditation correlates with children's greater readiness and success in school and beyond; increased educational attainment rates; and overall healthier lifestyles.
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The HighScope Curriculum is uniquely designed to provide a rich academic foundation while promoting independence, decision making, cooperation, creativity, and problem solving in young children. How? The HighScope Curriculum includes learning objectives, effective adult interaction strategies, and assessment measures that help programs ensure a high-quality experience for all learners.
We are dedicated to creating developmentally appropriate learning activities and experiences to support the overall development of each child.  
Our goal is to ensure that the individual needs of each child are met by providing children with the opportunity to develop their social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills in a safe and nurturing environment.
As teachers, parents, and educational researchers have discovered, the HighScope Curriculum not only helps young children excel in literacy and cognitive learning but also develop the fundamental skills that help determine success in adult life.
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Grow NJ Kids is a state-sponsored initiative to raise the quality of child care and early learning throughout New Jersey.
Grow NJ Kids gives child care and early learning programs resources to assess and improve their programs, while providing parents with information that allows them to evaluate the quality of programs and make the best choices for their child. The goal is to create a system that encourages ongoing improvement.
Grow NJ Kids is part of a national effort. More than 40 other states are at some stage of launching their effort to improve quality.
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Come and visit us!
If you are interested in taking a tour of our center  please go to our Contact page and submit your information or call us directly at (908) 232-6717.
We will be happy to schedule you for a one-on-one tour and answer any questions you may have.

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