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Lightbridge Academy of Cranford

560 South Avenue E, Cranford, NJ

Costimate: $266/wk

From the first "hello" of the day, to the last "good-bye", we want every child to feel safe, nurtured and excited to learn and grow with us, and for you to consider us a true partner in the development and education of your child.

You have trusted us to care and educate your children for many years as Rainbow Academy child care centers and as your little ones have grown, so have we! In 2014, Rainbow Academy changed our name to Lightbridge Academy. Lightbridge Academy is the same family, just a new name. This new name reflects the evolution of who we have been, how we have grown and the future that we are embracing.

It all begins with our Circle of Care philosophy, which empowers everyone within the Lightbridge Academy family to create a one-of-a-kind educational experience for the children we care for and the families that cherish them.

Lightbridge Academy offers early learning programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool aged children with summer camps for older children. The Seedlings Early Childhood Education Program focuses on the needs of each individual child and the curriculum fosters a lifelong love of learning, while simultaneously developing a solid foundation for cognitive, social, and emotional development. Enrichment programs included are sign language, Spanish and music.

Our flexible year-round programs offer extended hours to lessen the stress at drop-off and pick-up times. Everything we do revolves around supporting the needs of our families and we're constantly asking what we can do to make parents lives easier and further enrich the lives of their children.

The Lightbridge Academy's state-of-the-art facilities are a step above other child care centers and offer high levels of security, interactive whiteboards, Tadpoles parent e-communication app and the exclusive ParentView Internet Monitoring. Visit us today!

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Lightbridge Academy of Cranford

560 South Avenue E, Cranford, NJ

Costimate: $266/wk

From the first 'hello' of the day, to the last 'good-bye', we want every child to feel safe, nurtured and excited to learn and grow with us, and for you to consider us a true partner in the development and education of your child.
You have trusted us to care and educate your children for many years as Rainbow Academy child care centers and as your little ones have grown so have we! In 2014, Rainbow Academy changed our name to Lightbridge Academy. Lightbridge Academy is the same family, just a new name. This new name reflects the evolution of who we have been, how we have grown and the future that we are embracing.
It all begins with our Circle of Care philosophy, which empowers everyone within the Lightbridge Academy family to create a one-of-a-kind educational experience for the children we care for and the families that cherish them.
Lightbridge Academy offers early learning programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool aged children with summer camps for older children. The Seedlings Early Childhood Education Program focuses on the needs of each individual child and the curriculum fosters a lifelong love of learning, while simultaneously developing a solid foundation for cognitive, social, and emotional development. Enrichment programs included are sign language, Spanish and music.

Our flexible year-round programs offer extended hours to lessen the stress at drop-off and pick-up times. Everything we do revolves around supporting the needs of our families and we're constantly asking what we can do to make parents lives easier and further enrich the lives of their children.

The Lightbridge Academy's state-of-the-art facilities are a step above other child care centers and offer high levels of security, interactive whiteboards, Tadpoles parent e-communication app and the exclusive ParentView Internet Monitoring. Visit us today!
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Noah's Ark

618 Central Ave, Westfield, NJ

Costimate: $217/wk

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PHILOSOPHY
Here at Noah's Ark children ages Infant-Kindergarten are cared for by our nurturing and experienced teachers who have a true gift with children. We create a partnership with our parents to assure both you and your child's needs are met. Our Philosophy is based on three principal goals. These are to help children gain confidence, to impart a strong sense of community and to foster a true love of learning. We provide a warm consistent environment where our children are encouraged to explore, make choices and gain independence. We instill a strong sense of self and a discovery of each child's unique place in the world we live in.

Infants/Waddlers
Our Nursery provides babies with the opportunity to explore with age appropriate toys and materials in a healthy, warm and loving environment. These surroundings along with the caring and loving hands of our teachers help our babies build self confidence, curiosity and enthusiasm which makes their early stages of development that much more joyful! Safety & cleanliness is of top priority!

Toddlers
Noah's Ark teachers want toddlers to feel comfortable and safe while they explore, inquire, experiment, create, question, and learn. We strive to create an environment where they feel safe to learn and where they are respected, empowered, trusted and listened to. In short, a place to which they want to come back each day, because it's theirs.

Young-Pre
An environment of bright colors and appropriate centers provide optimum stimulation for the Young Pre growth. Young Pre children want to touch, taste, smell, hear, and test things for themselves. Our teachers incorporates into the curriculum four of most important developmental areas for this age group: Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Physical growth. Many self help skills are also introduced to the children through daily routines and cooperative play. The children are taught to be more vocal resulting in language strong development.

Pre-K Kindergarten
Our curriculum has children are eager, happy and excited about learning! We pride ourselves in embracing children's natural curiosity, inspiring them to explore and discover the world of learning. Our weekly themes are enhanced with many hands-on activities which engage children into learning. Social, Emotional and Academic development is all wrapped up into one fun package! We believe that children learn by doing, here we encouraged them to believe in themselves and graduate from our school natural leaders.
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FAQs for finding preschools in Cranford

In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Cranford, NJ?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Cranford, NJ. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Cranford, NJ for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Cranford, NJ?
When you begin looking for preschools in Cranford, NJ ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Cranford, NJ.
How can I find a preschool near me in Cranford, NJ?
There are currently 86 preschools in Cranford, NJ on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Cranford, NJ who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.