Meet The Director
Play is the work of childhood.
Child Care Programs
Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center is open to all children who may benefit from our program regardless of race, nationality, or creed. We accept children ages 6 weeks through 8 years old. We provide school-age child care within bussing districts or for parent drop off. Full day programs are available from 2-5 days per week.
- Infant Program
- Toddler Program
- Preschool Program
- Prekindergarten Program
- Kindergarten Program
- Summer Camp
All children who attend four hours or more are also provided with the opportunity to rest. Individual crib and/or rest mat sheets and blankets are provided and laundered by the center. Infant nap schedules are determined by their individual needs. Children above infant level nap mid-day. Lights are dimmed, backs are rubbed, and soothing music is played. Most children are ready for a nap after a busy morning, however, alternative quiet activities are provided for those who have rested for thirty minutes and do not appear to need additional rest or sleep.
At Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center, music and gym programs are part of our weekly program. To develop children’s young bodies as well as their minds, Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center provides 3 separate, age appropriate outdoor play areas that contains a large variety of fun, age-appropriate recreation equipment.
At Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center, our highly qualified staff is trained to assess each child’s development within this format and is committed to working in partnership with each family to enrich the lives of children and encourage them to realize their full potential. All staff members possess training in CPR and First Aid, and maintain a minimum of 12 clock hours of continuing education training per year in primary areas of study. All staff members also undergo a full State of NJ background check. Cherry Lane is extremely proud to have the best staff retention in the child care community. Several teachers have been with Cherry Lane over 10 years!
The Center and Deputy Director assume responsibility for the daily operation of the center.
Classrooms are managed by individual teachers, with the concurrence of the Education Coordinator.
Days & Hours
Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center is
open from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Before and after school programs are available within bussing districts or for parent drop off.
We also offer a fun-filled summer camp program that is open to children from 6 weeks to 8 years of age.
Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center parents are welcome to become involved by contributing to class parties, volunteering in fundraising, or in individual areas of expertise when available.
Parents are encouraged to keep ongoing communication/ dialogue directly with their child’s teacher and may then contact a member of management should additional information or guidance be necessary. It is recommended that parents phone teachers only as necessary, as their attention is to be on the needs of the children in her care.
Please contact your child’s teacher in September if you are interested in becoming a “class parent”.
Formal opportunities for conferences accompany evaluations each January and May.