Infants 6 weeks – 12 months / Waddlers 12 – 18 months
Smart Start Academy offers the environment you most want for your little ones during those times when you cannot be with them. We, as childcare givers and moms ourselves, understand the feelings you encounter when taking the first step towards childcare. Understanding your child’s needs and your family’s needs is very important to us. Our goal is to gain the trust you need to have peace of mind while away.
Communication is the key to happy care. In our infant center, you will find a caring staff that understands what your baby truly needs. All our babies are held during bottle feedings to give them a safe, nurturing feeling. We work with you to ensure your baby’s home and care schedules are similar to allow for happy and well-adjusted babies. You will find a safe atmosphere that protects your baby while allowing discovery skills to develop. You’ll find that Smart Start Academy provides your infant with all of his or her needs.
Smart Start Academy encourages their toddlers to explore in a safe environment. They are fascinated by just about everything, from a noise to an object. Our staff is trained to encourage their sense of curiosity while also providing quality care throughout your child’s day. Our toddler room is a wonderful place to discover, play, and learn.
Our well thought out program introduces numerous interests in the eyes of a toddler. Our creative weekly curriculum includes large motor skills, fine motor skills, language development, socialization skills, and much more. We are pleased to welcome you and your family to our family and hope to make your child’s first learning years the very best.
Smart Start Academy has developed a program, which is geared to meet the ever-changing and ever-growing needs of your child. At this stage in their development, your child is striving to make choices of their own.
With The Creative Curriculum: Preschool® edition, your child will learn through play. They will be provided many opportunities to increase their socialization with open-ended questions and exploration through play scenarios. This curriculum offers age-appropriate, hands-on experiences to motivate children and to promote their social, emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical development. We also emphasize the reinforcement of shapes and colors yet begin to stress the importance of recognizing letters and numbers through various small group activities. As a part of the Curriculum, there is also a social studies/ science, mathematics, and literacy component.
Our goal is to provide an environment where your child can socially interact, learn, be creative, and discover in a positive and fun way.
Smart Start Academy provides a wonderful before and after school care program, where the children get to fine-tune their social skills as well as unwind after a full day at school. We will supply the children with breakfast, an afternoon snack and drink. Our staff will also assist any child with homework in our aftercare program.
We also provide all day care on certain school holidays and during school breaks.
*** Transportation option is provided for students who attend Citta Elementary School.
Our summer day camp program is designed to enrich children in activities they enjoy. Theme weeks combined with sports, arts & crafts, music, visitors and field trips fill days with excitement and fun. The program is uniquely designed for every age group.
Schedules vary and are customizable:
1. From June (once school is out) through August (until school starts)
2. Open from 6AM to 6PM
3. Breakfast, Lunch and PM Snack are provided at no additional cost
4. Arts & Crafts
6. Academic Enrichment
7. Sports Activities
8. Weekly Fun Trips and Visitors
Smart Start Academy was founded in 2000 as a school for early childhood education. It started as a dream, became a reality, and is now celebrating a wonderfully successful past and future. We are a family owned and operated school with children’s best interests at heart.
In 2019 we successfully achieved a 3 Star Rating through the Grow NJ Kids Program, New Jerseys Quality Rating Improvement System for Early Childhood Education.
We use Creative Curriculum® in all of our classrooms. The curriculum is of the highest quality covering all basic skills areas. We strive to create a learning environment that stimulates, encourages, and rewards. In addition, we provide a loving, nurturing environment with lots of hugs. We truly believe that education is the number one reason for children to be at Smart Start Academy with socialization, team play, and the arts as wonderful accessories.
We pride ourselves on our achievements and the wonderful staff at Smart Start Academy and know your child, whether an infant or pre-k student, will have his/her life enriched by his/her experiences at our school.
We have worked hard to make Smart Start Academy your child’s home away from home. Please join us.