Early Start Day Care Center

2402 Hamlette Place
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
2402 Hamlette Place, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-764-6534 908-764-6534

Early Start Day Care Center

2402 Hamlette Place
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
2402 Hamlette Place
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-764-6534 908-764-6534
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

In business since: 2006
Total Employees: 1
Awards & Accreditations
Best childcare service in Scotch Plains NJ for the year of 2013.

LICENSING INFORMATION

Care.com has not verified this business license. We strongly encourage you to contact this provider directly or New Jersey's licensing department to verify their license, qualifications, and credentials.
The Care.com Safety Center has many resources and tools to assist you in verifying and evaluating potential care providers.

Hours

Monday :
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday :
8:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details
Emergency backup care
Special needs care
Languages
English

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$228/week
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)

Ratings & Reviews

( 7)
Elisa
12/04/2017
I highly recommend. In this day care, run by an experienced teacher, your child will receive individual attention to his/her individual needs, in a clean personable, warm environment. Tina is well educated and with extensive experience with kids on all aspects, social, academically etc. im so surprised at how advanced my kids are academically, in just weeks after going there, not to mention they can't wait to go in every morning. I used to have so many issues in big centers, from cleanliness to lack of attention due to laevisa123@gmail.com
Kathleen
09/21/2014
I enrolled my 2 year old daughter in Early Start Childcare temporarily while we were waiting to close on our house. By the time the closing went through, I was so in love with Tina and the program , that I decided to commute from Woodbridge and keep my daughter in Early Start. We stayed until she was ready for kindergarten 3 years later . My daughter was reading on a first grade level, knew how to count by 2s ,5s,and 10s and could do simple arithmetic at the start of kindergarten! her teacher said it was obvious someone had been working very hard with her. It's not just the achievement, my daughter learned to get along with other children at a very early age, in a calm and loving environment. I was very cautions leaving her in a large , loud chaotic , child care center, but Early Start is nothing like that. The environment is safe,peaceful,and still fun! My daughter was instantly drawn ,and always enjoyed going there. The bond my daughter built with Tina is something priceless to me .She is now 7, and still talks about Tina. She wants to read simple books to her infant nephew , like Tina taught her to read . she sings him little learning songs that Tina taught to her. I am so grateful for having Tina in my life, and most especially for her influence on my daughter's Early Sta
Ana S
09/18/2014
Ana Soler
I've had both my childten is daycare - my oldest for 2 yrs and now my youngest for 3 yrs. Due to the small number of children, they all receive highly personalized attention. At age 4 my youngest was reading the same books his brother was reading last year in first grade! All the 4-yr-olds are reading, not just my son. Not only does he read and comprehend at a first grade level, he has been taught how to decode unfamiliar words so that when he does come across new words, he can figure out on his own how to pronounce them. All the 4-yr olds look forward to having reading homework at night and they get upset (I've seen it) when no reading homework is assigned.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE
Monika
09/10/2014
As a full time working single mom I found Early Start in home childcare an excellent place for my 4 months old twins to grow up at. They were comfortable and secure there and the provider had made every arrangement necessary(and beyond) when she took them in. She was constantly on the look-out for new toys, books and other items they loved. While the other children were at least 2 years older than mine, the provider incorporated them effortless into the daily routine(i.e. circle time ,reading time, fingerplay) and my children responded very well to this. They had their daily routine and interacted easily with children of all different ages .This program provided my children with all the life, love, learning and discipline skills necessary to grow up to thrive in later environments. I feel lucky to have found such a wonderful, nurturing and loving environment for my children. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.

Monika
Vishakha
06/14/2014
I generally don't write reviews(good or bad) but this place is so awsome and the care provider Tina is so fantastic that I wanted to write this and spread the word. My son 2+ years old started this day care around a month back. I needed an arrangement for short term but we (parents) and our son are so much in love with Tina's care that we want our son to continue with Tina for long term. My son had a lot of separation anxiety when he started but to my surprise , he got over it within a week's time. All this was due to the effort of Tina who is very loving , compationate , caring and playful with the kids. My son is a fussy eater but
Tina;s efforts and warmth has made him so much better at mealtime. I witnessed this change of eating habits of my son within a month which could not have been possible without Tina. She goes extra mile in feeding my son over and beyond that I have asked for. My son has also started to talk a lot and the credit goes to the activities Tina does with him and other kids. It includes number, alphabet,shapes, puzzles .language games,science ,dramatic plays etc.
My son cries when I pick him up. I atribute all these changes within my son in such short spam of time to Tina;s exceptional care and learning and the environment in her daycare. having a set up where it is a mixed age group is very helpful as my son learns to talk from the older kids and the yonger ones help him develop care.
I highly recommend Tina and her daycare .
I wish i would have found it earlier so that instead of enrolling my son in a preschool, i could have continued him with Tina full time. But I anyways intend to continue him part time with Tina despite of the school enrollment.
J. L
06/07/2014
This is a WONDERFUL place to send young children. Beyond taking care of the basic needs of the children, Tina pays attention to each child's specific needs, engages them, and communicates how the child is progressing to the parents. She is not only a caretaker, but a loving teacher. What she teaches to the children under her care is far more advanced than most childcare centers in the area. She is able to teach to each child's specific level, ensuring that they understand concepts, reviewing ideas that are not mastered, and helping them progress.

I have had my (currently 2nd grader) go to Tina from 2 yrs - 4 yrs old. Because of the reading techniques Tina used, my daughter is excelling in her reading - much more advanced than her peers. I credit this all to Tina.

Currently, I have a 3 1/2 yr old daughter who also attends Tina's childhood center. She is happy to go, enjoys socializing with the kids, and is proud of her worksheets that she completes and brings home.

I would recommend Tina to ANYONE needing childcare for their children. I have sent two children to her, and have been nothing but happy. She finds the perfect balance between LEARNING and PLAYTIME. She is a blessing to anyone who comes to her!
Jennifer L
10/14/2011
I've been sending my children since they were 2 years old. Now my daughter who is in kindergarten can read and write. She is far ahead of her school peers.
Tina is generous patient and loving. My children love going to her more so than her regular school.
Add Another child
Mon Wed Fri
Tues Thur
Mornings All Day
Afternoons
Join free today
Sign up now! It only takes a few minutes.
What best describes you?
Thanks—you're almost there.
Create your login below.