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 497 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

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  

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 ...

Bright Start Early Learning Center

Bright Start Early Learning Center

Roseland, NJ 07068 | (973) 226-2886

Our mission is to provide age-appropriate learning for children from the ages of 2 « years to 5 years in a safe, happy, and nurturing environment. We will help each child develop a positive self-concept, and become self-directing. The total child will be educated ...

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 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.

Precious Feet Christian Daycare & Academy

Precious Feet Christian Daycare & Academy

Newark, NJ 07106 | (862) 237-9358

Precious Feet Christian Daycare & Academy accepts children ages 2 1/2 -6 years old for our daycare and pre-school programs. We also provide service in the following areas: Before Care 6:00am After School Program (3:00pm - 6:00pm) Evening Care (3:00pm - 10:30pm) ...

Roseland Child Development Center

Roseland Child Development Center

Roseland, NJ 07068 | (973) 533-4400

Roseland Child Development Center uses an educational program which provides unlimited opportunities for the development of the whole child. There is a unique curriculum for every age level, centered around developmentally appropriate and fun activities encouraging ...

The Montessori Children's Academy of Short Hills

The Montessori Children's Academy of Short Hills

Short Hills, NJ 07078 | (973) 258-1400

The Montessori Children’s Academy (MCA) opened the doors of its Madison Campus to 45 students in September of 1999.  Rapid successful growth necessitated the addition of more classes, and brought the number of children enrolled to more than 100 by ...

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 ...

A-Z Academy

A-Z Academy

Fairfield, NJ 07004 | (973) 227-9933

Our mission is to provide a quality childcare experience that helps your child develop physically, socially, and emotionally.

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/