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Child Care and Development Centers

The following are child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs available to Rutgers employees and students.

Rutgers Psychology Child Development Centers

2 locations on Cook Campus (61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Center for Childhood Nutrition Education and Research) and Douglass Campus (26 Nichol Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Davison Hall, bottom floor)
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Offers full-time preschool for children ages 1 – 5; Monthly tuition includes full day of care as well as meals and diapers/wipes/Pull-Up's for Nursery children.  The center also offers a summer program for children 6 – 13 years of age.

An enriched educational experience for preschoolers with autism and their typical peers.

KinderCare Education

KinderCare Education at Piscataway

659 Hoes Lane West 
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-699-1017
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KinderCare Education at Newark

132/142 Cabinet Street 
Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: 973-623-0182
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25%​ discount for employees and students. KinderCare provides nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks at no additional cost. 

The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development - Piscataway

376 South Randolphville Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: 732-981-1133
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Offering a 10 percent tuition discount to Rutgers faculty and staff, the school serves children from 6 weeks – 5 years old. A full-day academic kindergarten program is offered for 5 – 6 year olds. In the summer, a separate 11-week day camp program for 5 – 10 year olds is offered. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The Learning Experience Child Care Centers

Phone: 877-844-9110

The Learning Experience Child Care Centers offer educational and enrichment programs for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Centers offer technology, early reading, American Sign Language, before and after school programs. Nutritious lunch and snacks are provided (included in the tuition). A 10% discount is offered to current Rutgers faculty and staff. Offer valid at participating centers only. Enrichment programs and hot lunch programs vary according to location. For additional information including a listing of participating centers call or visit the website.

Lightbridge Academy

Lightbridge Academy offers a discount on all early learning programs to Rutgers faculty, staff, and students at all 10 locations throughout New Jersey. A 10 percent discount for preschool and kindergarten age children and a 5 percent discount for infants and toddlers are offered. The discount is applied effective the date that proof of employment or student status is shown to the center Director. The discount is based on what the employee or student pays. Summer camp for school age children and ParentView Internet Monitoring are available. Hours are 7 a.m.– 6:30 p.m. with extended hours. Visit the website to view a virtual tour.

Rutgers–Livingston Day Care Center

49 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Livingston Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: 732-445-4747
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Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and staffed by highly qualified New Jersey certified teachers, the Rutgers–Livingston Day Care offers a full day care and education program for children age 2 – Kindergarten. Breakfast, lunch and snack are prepared on-site each day and served family style to all children at no additional cost to families. Current Rutgers faculty, staff, and students are given first priority for enrollment and discounted tuition rates. The center is open from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year round.