Welcome from the Director
The Kean University Child Care and Development Center was established in the mid 1970's to provide quality child care to the children of Kean students. Today the program continues to fulfill this mission, providing care and education to the children of students, as well as faculty and staff.
In conjunction with the Department of Early Childhood and Family Studies, in the College of Education, the Kean University Child Care and Development Center demonstrates best early childhood practice inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education. This dynamic approach to emergent curriculum offers many opportunities for children to become engaged in meaningful literacy, math, science and social studies activities. Through long and short term projects, teachers, children and parents become partners and researchers in the learning process.
Children ages two and a half (by September 1) to five are enrolled in our day program. Hours are 7:45am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Children may attend three, four or five days a week according to the parent's schedule. School-age children, up to the age of twelve, attend the evening care program, 4:15pm to 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday, during academic semesters only. Summer hours are determined each year in the spring.
We hope you will visit the center and observe the ways we make learning visible.