Essex County Child Care Centers

Essex County childcare centers come in sizes, costs, and programs to fit all budgets and preferences. We know that parents are busy but that selecting the right daycare center or preschool is crucial. So we’ve gathered basic information for 523 child care centers in Essex County into a single location so that you are only a click away from basic information such as address, size, and licensing information that can help you refine your search. You can narrow down your search even further by selecting a zip code or a city from the list below. Need more assistance? Simply contact the child care referral agency or the licensing agency listed on the right!

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Top Childcare Centers in Essex County

Buzzing Bees Learning Center LLC

Buzzing Bees Learning Center LLC

East Orange, NJ 07017 | (973) 676-2899

Buzzing Bees Learning Center provide developmentally appropriate programs with open-ended experiences that will allow each child to develop into a creative thinker. Classrooms have a variety of learning centers specifically designed to challenge children to ...

APPLECORE LEARNING

APPLECORE LEARNING

Maplewood, NJ 07040 | (973) 763-1700

Applecore Learning provides a safe and nurturing environment that fosters creativity and development while developing a strong foundation for life-long learning for your child. Children should always be given proper individualized attention and be constantly encouraged, ...

Busy Bee Academy, Inc.

Busy Bee Academy, Inc.

Fairfield, NJ 07004 | (973) 882-8687

Busy Bee Academy is an early childhood program that provides a safe, healthy and nurturing atmosphere for children six weeks to five years old. We understand the importance of promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children. ...

Clinton Hill Community Early Childhood Center

Clinton Hill Community Early Childhood Center

Newark, NJ 07112 | (973) 372-8877

Welcome to Clinton Hill Community & Early Childhood Center, Inc. I am delighted you have taken an interest in our family. Our goal is to provide a high-quality, nurturing and safe learning environment for your children; one that will help him/her grow into a wonderful, ...

East Orange Child Development Center, Inc.

East Orange Child Development Center, Inc.

East Orange, NJ 07017 | (973) 676-1110

The East Orange Child Development Corporation primarily provides quality child care for children, families, and the community of East Orange. Our office locations are 682 Park Avenue and 50 Washington Street. We have classrooms at 50 Washington Ave., 106 Washington ...

East Orange YMCA After School Enrichment Program

East Orange YMCA After School Enrichment Program

East Orange, NJ 07017 | (973) 673-5588

As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community, the East Orange YMCA believes access to afterschool programs is important for all kids, but for young people in low-income or struggling environments, they are critically important to supporting academic achievement ...

Future Leaders Early Learning Christian Academy

Future Leaders Early Learning Christian Academy

Newark, NJ 07103 | (973) 622-0500

At Future Leaders Christian Academy we encourage all children to grow through a variety of stimulating activities and experiences.

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell

West Caldwell, NJ 07006 | (973) 227-4382

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell scheduled to open March 2014! Now Enrolling!! $200 Tuition credit if you enroll by March 31! The Kiddie Academy difference. Our curriculum, Life Essentials®, helps prepare children for school and for life! We realize that there ...

Little Scholar Nursery School

Little Scholar Nursery School

Belleville, NJ 07109 | (973) 751-4050

It is very important to provide children with a safe nurturing environment in which they can learn and succeed in life. At Little Scholar we strive to do just that.  We have been providing such an environment since 1978.  We have been successful in teaching and ...

Preschool Learn Time

Preschool Learn Time

Nutley, NJ 07110 | (973) 922-0599

We help each child develop their own unique identity and at their own pace and instill confidence in children by providing an environment where they feel good about themselves as learners. We understand the significance of early childhood education and provide ...

The Children's Corner of West Essex

The Children's Corner of West Essex

Roseland, NJ 07068 | (973) 226-7300

Our Preschool is centrally located in Roseland with seven classrooms, a gymnasium, a large play yard with trees, and a library all located in a quiet residential neighborhood.  

The Goddard School

The Goddard School

Fairfield, NJ 07004 | (973) 227-5577

The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into ...

Zadie's of the Oranges

Zadie's of the Oranges

East Orange, NJ 07018 | (973) 395-5100

We believe that the period of 6 weeks to 6 years provides the absolute best time for developing excellent learning and motor skills. Additionally, we believe that children may not always remember what they hear, but they remember how they were made to feel. At ...

A Pleasant Day Nursery School

A Pleasant Day Nursery School

Caldwell, NJ 07006 | (973) 228-5235

A Pleasant Day Preschool & Childcare Center recognizes the many unique needs, such as cultural backgrounds, developmental levels and abilities of children. We work to provide a highly varied, challenging and well rounded program of learning experiences that will ...

Big Smiles Learning and Care

Big Smiles Learning and Care

Belleville, NJ 07109 | (973) 759-2223

Big Smiles Learning and Care is a Temporary Child Care Center in BELLEVILLE NJ, with a maximum capacity of 71 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Essex County Childcare Referral Agencies:

Programs for Parents

20 Church St
Montclair NJ 7042

Call (973) 744-4677 or Toll Free (800) 713-9006
Email: sbana@programsforparents.org
For more information, visit http://www.programsforparents.org

Programs for Parents, Inc.

33 Washington St., 6th Fl.
Newark NJ 7102

Call (973) 744-4677
Email: bfedoroff@programsforparents.org
For more information, visit

New Jersey Child Care Licensing Agency

New Jersey Department of Children & Families
Office of Licensing
P.O. Box 717
225 East State St., 4th Floor West
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Phone: 609-826-3980
Toll Free: 877-667-9845
Web Site: http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/about/divisions/ol/