About Us

Letter from the Director:

Dear Parents,

The Jefferson Child Care and Education Center welcomes you and your child to our child care program! 

We are now servicing more than 150 children in our preschool, before and after Kindergarten, school age, and summer camp programs.

Our programs are designed to provide safe, healthy developmentally appropriate environments for children of working parents. You will find our staff to be sensitive and flexible in addressing the individual needs of children and working families. We will do our best to accommodate your child care needs.

We regard parents as the child's first and most important teacher, and therefore we welcome you input in understanding the unique needs of your child.

We are looking forward to sharing our programs with you and your family!

Sincerely,
Joan Kegerize, MS, JD
Executive Director 
   
Mission Statement:

The Jefferson Child Care and Education Center is a not-for-profit state licensed organization committed to providing affordable, quality, and developmentally appropriate care for children from infancy to school-age. The individual needs of each child are recognized and addressed.

Educational Philosophy:

We recognize that children develop physically, emotionally, and socially at their own individual pace. The Jefferson Child Care and Education Center provides an environment that offers children opportunities to grow and learn through a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which recognizes and addresses the needs of each child.

History:

The Jefferson Child Care and Education Center was incorporated in 1974 as a private nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization, in response to the need for high quality affordable and developmentally appropriate child care services.

Since 1983, the Center has provided Before and After Kindergarten Care, Before and After School Care, and Summer Camp. The Before and After Kindergarten program and Before and After School Care, and Summer Camp programs are located in the Jefferson Township Public School buildings.

In 2007-2008 Infant and Toddler programs were added.

Today we provided child care services to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. In addition to child care services we offer parent education programs to enrolled families.

The Center is governed by a volunteer board of directors. 

Funding through the N.J. Dept. of Human Services (DFD) and United Way of Morris County enables us to provide scholarships to a limited number of eligible families.

In 2008 we received accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in recognition for meeting the NAEYC standards for quality child care.

​We participate in Grow NJ Kids, a state-sponsored initiative to raise the quality of child care and early learning throughout New Jersey. This Quality Rating Improvement System is a way to access, improve, and communicate the level of quality child care and early education throughout the state. We are committed to make our program even better through training and other incentives made available to us through Grow NJ Kids.


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Privacy and Security Policies
 
Protecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand how Jefferson Child Care & Education Center collects, uses and safeguards the personal information that is provided to us on our site. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact Jefferson Child Care & Education Center at info@jeffersonchildcare.org.
 
Privacy Policy:
 
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect various types of information depending upon how you use our site.
               • When you submit a question to Jefferson Child Care & Education Center, we need your email address to respond, and you also may provide                     us with various additional information to help us answer your question.
               • We also may receive some information about you from other sources and may add it to your account information.
 
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:
               • to provide the services you request; and
               • to send you information through e-mail.
 
Do We Share Your Information with Others?
We limit the information we provide to third party companies to only the information we believe is appropriate to enable them to carry out their responsibilities under our contracts. We contractually require that the information provided be used only for the specifically authorized purpose and that its confidentiality be maintained.
 
Additionally, jeffersonchildcare.org may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law or to protect our interests or property. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, credit bureaus, agents or government agencies in connection with issues related to fraud, credit or debt collection.
 
What Are Cookies and Do We Use Them?
Jeffersonchildcare.org uses cookies to hold information our site may need to interact with you. A "cookie" is a small file stored by your web browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies allow us to recognize who you are when you arrive at our site by associating the anonymous identification numbers in the cookie with other information you as a visitor have provided us. At no time is your personally identifiable information stored within one of our cookies.
 
What Other Information Do We Collect?
We collect non-personal information about how users navigate through our web site. We aggregate this statistical information in order to improve our site, and we may share this information with our affiliates or other outside companies. This aggregated information does not include individual names or personal data, so it does not identify you or any other customer.
 
Children's Privacy
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 on our web site. We will not knowingly collect personal information from teens 13 through 15 without disclosing how the information will be used and notifying the teens that they should obtain their parents' permission prior to submitting any personal information.
 
Security Policy:
 
Jeffersonchildcare.org is committed to doing its best to maintain the security of information collected on our site. To try to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 
Weblinking Practices
 
The information provided below applies to the products and services specific to this site.
 
Jefferson Child Care & Education Center may provide access to information, products or services offered on websites that are owned or operated by other companies ("third party websites"). We provide this access through the use of hyperlinks that automatically move you from a Jefferson Child Care & Education Center website to the third party site.
 
While we do our best to provide you with helpful, trustworthy resources, Jefferson Child Care & Education Center cannot endorse, approve or guarantee information, products, services or recommendations provided at a third party website. Because we may not always know when information on a linked site changes, Jefferson Child Care & Education Center is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any third party website. Jefferson Child Care & Education Center shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort resulting from the use of a link on its websites nor will it be liable for any failure of products or services advertised or provided on these linked sites.
 
Jefferson Child Care & Education Center offers links to you on an "as is" basis. When you visit a third party website by using a link on a Jefferson Child Care & Education Center site, you will no longer be protected by Jefferson Child Care & Education Center's privacy policy or security practices. The data collection, use and protection practices of the linked site may differ from the practices of Jefferson Child Care & Education Center sites. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy and security practices of the linked website. Those are the policies and practices that will apply to your use of the linked website, NOT Jefferson Child Care & Education Center's policies and practices.
 
Here are some tips to help you identify if you have left a Jefferson Child Care & Education Center website:
 
                a.  Instead of a Jefferson Child Care & Education Center address, the URL of the linked website appears in the location box (or address field)                          of your web browser.
                b.  The linked website is shown in a new browser window. The appearance of the linked site, including its colors and graphic design, is                                          significantly different from the Jefferson Child Care & Education Center site.
                c.  A third party's privacy policy and terms of use statement are identified instead of Jefferson Child Care & Education Center.
                d.  Information in the footer at the bottom of the webpage contains information about a company other than Jefferson Child Care &                                           Education Center.
  
  
  
Terms of Use
 
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE:
 
The information provided below applies to the products and services specific to this site.
 
These Terms of Use state the terms and conditions that govern your use of this website offered by Jefferson Child Care & Education Center. When you use or access, or permit any other person(s) to use or access jeffersonchildcare.org, you agree to the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. The Jefferson Child Care & Education Center may amend or change these Terms of Use from time to time, in our sole discretion, by posting the updated terms on the jeffersonchildcare.org site. Please access and review these Terms of Use regularly. If you find the Terms of Use unacceptable to you at any time, please discontinue your use of jeffersonchildcare.org. These terms and conditions are in addition to those that apply to any accounts you may have with the Jefferson Child Care & Education Center. Where appropriate, please review those specific terms and conditions.
 
jeffersonchildcare.org.
Jeffersonchildcare.org is an online website offering a variety of content, products, and services. The Jefferson Child Care & Education Center grants to you, for your personal or internal business purposes only, a nonexclusive, limited, and revocable right to access and use the site. You agree not to use jeffersonchildcare.org for any other purpose, including commercial purposes, such as co-branding, framing, or linking, without the Jefferson Child Care & Education Center's prior written consent.
 
Fees.
General access to jeffersonchildcare.org will be provided to you free of charge. However, you may incur fees if you use or obtain some of the products or services available through jeffersonchildcare.org. To learn more about such fees, please refer to the specific terms and conditions applicable to each product or service.
 
Equipment.
You are responsible for obtaining, installing, maintaining, and operating all computer hardware, software, and Internet access services necessary to use or access any aspect of jeffersonchildcare.org. The Jefferson Child Care & Education Center will not be responsible for any errors or problems that arise from the malfunction or failure of your hardware, software, or any Internet access services.
 
Limitation of Access.
We may terminate, suspend or limit your access privileges to jeffersonchildcare.org, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion, at any time without prior notice.
 
Copyright and Trademark Notices.
The images, text, screens, and web pages appearing on the jeffersonchildcare.org site are owned by us, or others, as indicated and are protected by copyright laws. You agree not to copy, display, distribute, download, license, sub-license, modify, publish, repost, reproduce, reuse, sell, transmit, create a derivative work from, or otherwise use for public or commercial purposes, the information and materials on the site, except as provided in Agreement, without our express written permission. Unless otherwise noted, all other trademarks, service marks, and logos used on the Sites are the trademarks, service marks, or logos of Jefferson Child Care & Education Center, or others as indicated.
 
Damages.
THESE TERMS OF USE STATES OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AS IT RELATES TO jeffersonchildcare.org. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE Jefferson Child Care & Education Center OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, OR DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF jeffersonchildcare.org, OR THE INSTALLATION, USE, OR MAINTENANCE OF YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, OR ANY INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES.
 
Warranties Disclaimer.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF jeffersonchildcare.org IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND CONTENT) INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITES, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" "WHERE-IS" AND "WHERE AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Jefferson Child Care & Education Center MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ON THE SITE OR IN ANY APPLICABLE AGREEMENT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE Jefferson Child Care & Education Center DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS) AS TO jeffersonchildcare.org AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND CONTENT) INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITES.
 
Site links.
The site contains links to other third party web sites. The Jefferson Child Care & Education Center is not responsible for, nor does control, the content, products, or services provided by linked sites. The Jefferson Child Care & Education Center does not endorse or guarantee the products, information, or recommendations provided by linked sites, and are not liable for any failure of products or services advertised on those sites. In addition, each third party site may provide less security than the Jefferson Child Care & Education Center and have a privacy policy different than that of the Jefferson Child Care & Education Center. Your access, use and reliance upon such content, products or services is at your own risk.
 
Dispute Resolution.
Any claim, dispute, or controversy ("Claim") you have against us or our respective employees, agents, or assigns, or we have against you, arising from or related in any way to these Terms of Use, including claims regarding the application of this arbitration clause or the validity of the entire Agreement, shall be resolved by binding arbitration by the National Arbitration Forum under the Code of Procedure in effect at the time the claim was filed. Rules and forms of the National Arbitration Forum may be obtained and claims made may be filed at any National Arbitration Forum Office, www.arbforum.com, or P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405, telephone 1-800-474-2371.This arbitration Agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16. Judgment upon any arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This arbitration agreement applies to all Claims now in existence or that may arise in the future except for Claims by or against any unaffiliated third party to which ownership of your account may be assigned after default (unless the party elects to arbitrate.) Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be construed to prevent our or your use of (or advancement of any Claims, defenses, or offsets in) Jefferson Child Care & Education Center bankruptcy or repossession, replevin, judicial foreclosure, or other prejudgment or provisional remedy relating to any collateral, security, or property interests for contractual debts now or hereinafter owned by either party to the other, under these Terms of Use. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED ABOVE, YOU AND WE AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU OR WE MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE HAD TO A JURY TRIAL AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN COURT, BEFORE EITHER A JUDGE OR JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A LAWSUIT OR BE REPRESENTED BY OTHERS IN COURT (INCLUDING CLASS ACTIONS).
 
Indemnity.
You acknowledge and agree that you are personally responsible for your conduct while using jeffersonchildcare.org and agree to indemnify and hold the Jefferson Child Care & Education Center and its affiliates and their officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any loss, damage, liability, cost or expense of any kind (including attorneys' fees) that we may incur in connection with a third party claim or otherwise, in relation to your use of jeffersonchildcare.org or your violation of these Terms of Use or the rights of any third party.
 
Risk of Loss.
In the event of a system failure or interruption, your data may be lost or destroyed. Any transaction(s) that you initiated were in the process of completing or completed shortly before a system failure or interruption should be verified by you through means other than online to ensure the accuracy and completeness of such transaction(s). You assume the risk of loss of your data during any system failure or interruption and the responsibility to verify the accuracy and completeness of any transaction(s) so affected.