The Parsippany Child Day Care Center was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1968. We opened with 20 children and expanded to meet the growing need for quality child care in our community. In 1980, we moved into a new building specifically designed for child care and owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills. During the 1990s, we renovated with two additions to the building, which made room for infants and young toddlers. We are governed by a Board of Trustees, who are volunteers from our community.
Our facility was designed specifically for the care of children, and was built with HUD funding. Our center has a total of 7 classrooms, a large multipurpose room, a full service kitchen, offices, adult and children’s lavatories. We are in the process of updating our playgrounds to be in compliance with public playground standards for 2014.
Our center is comprised of a diverse population of families and staff. We come from a variety of backgrounds and speak multiple languages from all over the globe.
A very unique relationship exists between our center and Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills. Parsippany built the original building and owns it. A self-renewing contract allows for joint responsibility for repairs and building upkeep. Primarily the center maintains the building and the town maintains the property. We also have strong ties with civic organizations within Parsippany, including but not limited to the Kiwanis, Rotary and the Sons of Italy. We have fostered relationships with businesses, including Novartis.
We maintain a strong connection to the United Way of Northern New Jersey through a variety of programs. We are recipients of funds to support training and education through Child Development Associate certification, tuition assistance for families, and in previous years the Commercial Real Estate grant.
We are licensed to serve 131 children, but based on teacher ratios and best practices, our goal is to operate at 105 children.
We continue to improve our services through self-evaluation, self-reflection, technical assistance, continuing education and best practices. We maintain connections within the community through activities at the Parsippany High School, Baldwin Oaks Senior Center and other local community based organizations. We participate in civic events such as Parsippany Day. We support our families through a number of avenues, family breakfasts and lunches several times a year.