About Us
Second Home Child Care Center
208 Route 519
Wantage, NJ 07461

Phone: + 973 875 9761

Email: secondhomekid@gmail.com

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a private day care and learning center offering full time childcare programs for children 6 weeks to 10 years old

 

 

 

 

Message from The Director

Our goal is to help your children grow into individuals whose curiosity and creativity lead to a love of learning. Whose positive self-esteem, sense of autonomy and independence enable them to seek solutions to difficult problems. We hope, because they feel loved, confident and respected, they are able to go forward in the world as compassionate, caring and trusting men and women. We will never forget that learning should be fun and that the innocence, joy and freedom of children must be protected by their caretakers.

- Maureen Sweeney

What We Do

We provide professional care to children 6 weeks to 10 years of age, Monday through Friday 6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Infant

    The Beginning
    Learning to trust and connect through exceptional care given by experienced teachers

  • Diapering, napping, & feeding per parents' direction
  • Tummy time, outdoor time, music, & play
  • 1 caregiver to 3 children
  • Child's day is recorded in a notebook
  • Accomodations made for nursing mothers

Toddler

    Onto Greatness
    Walking, running, speaking, playing, saying "no" and "I do"

  • Creative Curriculum
  • Weekly themes & Projects
  • Stories, Music, & Dance
  • AM snack, lunch, PM snack & 5 PM snack
  • Outdoor play & Nature walks
  • Naptime

PreSchool

    Autonomy is a beautiful thing
    Learning to balance a sense of self while including others. Realizing their power through doing for themselves

  • Creative Curriculum
  • Weekly themes & Projects
  • Stories, Music, Art & Dance
  • Letters, Numbers, & Colors
  • AM snack, lunch, PM snack & 5 PM snack
  • Outdoor play & Nature walks
  • Naptime

PreKindergarten

    It All Comes Together
    Learning to share, play, research, cooperate, collaborate, think, problem solve, and become a social being

  • Creative Curriculum
  • Weekly themes & Projects
  • Stories, Music, & Dance
  • Language Arts, Science, Geography & History
  • AM snack, lunch, PM snack & 5 PM snack
  • Outdoor play & Nature walks
  • Field trips

After Care

    Our Big Kids
  • Before and After Care for school age children
  • Busing coordinated with Frankford & Wantage Schools
  • Homework, snack, & outdoor time or table games
  • Option for attendance for holidays and days school is closed for snow

Summer Program

    We are all in this together
  • Ages from 3 to 8 are offered a summer curriculum
  • Games & crafts
  • Cooking & theme weeks
  • Field trips & water play

More Information

Please see some more of the reasons why we are special and our downloadable forms

 

There’s No Place Like Second Home

  • Our school is a licensed center where we have been caring for & educating the children of Sussex for thirty years
  • We are housed in a beautiful building, on 13 acres, in a country setting
  • 3 large play-yards leave plenty of room for outdoor activities, walks & sunshine
  • Generous sized classrooms provide space for teaching, playing, experimenting, sleeping & eating
  • Our teacher to child ratio is well above State norms
  • Our teachers are degreed, and certified in first aid & CPR. They are from the community & highly experienced. Many of our teachers have been at Second Home for years
  • We use creative curriculum for all age groups

 

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Contact

Information

Second Home Child Care Center
208 Route 519
Wantage, NJ 07461

973 875 9761