Richard F. Blake Children's Center - Cedar Knolls NJ Child Care Center

(973) 984-2255

About the Provider


Founded in 1988, and part of the Greater Morristown YMCA, the Richard Blake Children's Center is the premier child care facility in Morris County. We offer full day care and preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with certified teachers in every classroom. Our NAEYC Accreditation gives you peace of mind knowing that you are choosing the right center, and the right people to care for your child. From infants to preschool, we offer quality care in a safe nurturing environment where your child can learn, grow and thrive. Our center features a large indoor gymnasium and outdoor playground, including a shaded area and a garden.

Each classroom is staffed by a certified teacher, we have assistants in every room and a low child-to-teacher ratio. Our average tenure for administrators and staff in an impressive 10.5 years! All staff are pediatric CPR and First Aid certified and required to attend at least 10 hours of workshops each year to expand their knowledge in areas like brain development, social and emotional growth, and the importance of creative play. 

Enrichment Includes: Free swim lessons, music classes, dancing, sports, outdoor playground and garden

Curriculum – Our state approved ‘Early Childhood Curriculum’ is grounded in the latest research that embraces your child’s natural curiosity at every age. We also strongly believe in the overwhelming benefit of play. Play weaves together many aspects of their world and helps them digest it in their own way. It is a central activity in their lives.  From infants to preschoolers, we keep the spirit of creativity and active learning alive and growing.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 211
  • Age Range: 0 to 6
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations NAEYC Accredited
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Field Trips
  • District Office: New Jersey Dept of Children and Families - Office of Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-667-9845 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

Location Map

Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

If you are a provider and you believe any information is incorrect, please contact us. We will research your concern and make corrections accordingly.


Be the first to review this childcare provider. Write a review about Richard F. Blake Children's Center. Let other families know what’s great, or what could be improved. Please read our brief review guidelines to make your review as helpful as possible.

Review Policy: does not actively screen or monitor user reviews, nor do we verify or edit content. Reviews reflect only the opinion of the writer. We ask that users follow our review guidelines. If you see a review that does not reflect these guidelines, you can email us. We will assess the review and decide the appropriate next step. Please note – we will not remove a review simply because it is negative. Providers are welcome to respond to parental reviews, however we ask that they identify themselves as the provider.

Nearby Providers

Morris School District - Alfred Vail School Morris Plains, NJ | (973) 224-9941 | 0.9 mile away
Lice Happens Morristown, NJ | (973) 727-8902 | 1.1 miles away
P G Chambers School -- Kids Count Child Care Cedar Knolls, NJ | (973) 829-8484 | 1.1 miles away
Shalom Yeladim Nursery School Morristown, NJ | (973) 538-8284 | 1.1 miles away
Morristown Neighborhood House Child Care Morristown, NJ | (973) 538-1229 | 1.1 miles away
Bayer Discovery Days Morristown, NJ | (862) 404-5701 | 1.2 miles away
Joyful Noise Nursery School & D C C Morris Plains, NJ | (973) 539-9514 | 1.2 miles away
The Salvation Army Day Care Center Morristown, NJ | (973) 539-2700 | 1.2 miles away
Cradles To Crayons Morristown, NJ | (973) 538-1176 | 1.3 miles away
Y Kids - Borough School Morris Plains, NJ | (973) 267-0704 | 1.3 miles away
Morris School District - Sussex Avenue School Morristown, NJ | (973) 224-5061 | 1.4 miles away
Children On The Green Morristown, NJ | (973) 984-0094 | 1.4 miles away
Cradles To Crayons Childcare-morristown Morristown, NJ | (973) 538-1717 | 1.4 miles away
Success For All Family Programs At St. Peter's Morristown, NJ | (973) 538-0555 | 1.5 miles away
My Special Spot Nurturing And Enrichment Center, Inc Cedar Knolls, NJ | (973) 898-7373 | 1.6 miles away
Morris School District - Alexander Hamilton School Morristown, NJ | (973) 270-8537 | 1.6 miles away
The French Academy Morris Plains, NJ | (973) 206-1114 | 1.6 miles away
King's Kids Day Care Center Whippany, NJ | (973) 463-0123 | 1.6 miles away
Mountain Way School-y Kids Morris Center Morris Plains, NJ | (973) 267-0704 | 1.7 miles away
Morris School District - Normandy Park School Morristown, NJ | (973) 294-4030 | 1.7 miles away