The Kean University Child Care and Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and was established in the mid-1970s to provide quality child care to the children of Kean students. Today, it continues to fulfill its mission of providing quality care and education to the children of students, as well as faculty and staff. The center is also open to the public and enrolls children from neighboring communities.
Children ages two and a half to five are enrolled in our day program. School-age children up to the age of 12 may attend the evening care program during fall and spring semesters, only.
An integral part of the Kean community, the Center offers opportunities for students to observe and interact with the children to complete class assignments. Employment opportunities are also available.
Hours of Operation
The Child Care Center is open from 7:45 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday during fall and spring semesters; summer hours are determined each spring. Children may attend three, four or five days a week according to their parentʼs schedule. Evening care hours are 4:15 – 7:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday, during fall and spring.