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Old 10-15-2007, 09:59 AM
 
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We have recently located to Hackensack area and our daughter is now 14 months old and I was looking to get her in a daycare. I have tried several places, but either they have long waiting lists or are rather expensive. If anyone has any advice or can direct me to a good daycare we would greatly appreciate it! Willing to travel out of Hackensack. Thanks to all who reply!
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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Well my mom just opened a day care center. She is home based and in Paterson a few blocks off of route 20. It's a nice quiet neighborhood, she only feeds her babies home cooked meals, and it's a small environment so she has a learning curriculum for them to follow. She takes 6 months-3 years. Not sure if you would be interested but I thought I would put that out there.
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Old 10-15-2007, 03:23 PM
 
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You might want to try YWCA of Bergen County. My son goes to preschool there but I know they also have all day child care. Their main building is in Ridgewood but they have other facilities within bergen county.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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Call Bergen County Office for Children for referrals to family child care providers. With a 14 month old, this is often the best option.

I believe they also do referrals to centers. And you're right, the better centers that provide care for infants and toddlers are often full.

I told neekah to have her mom look into the New jersey family child care provider association. They're a professional association for child care providers, but when I was active there were sometimes contacts for parents to call to find out who the member providers were in their area. With that association you are more likely to have someone who keeps decent records, practices according to a professional standard, maintains liability insurance, and is always networking for new activities and ideas.

Depending on which way you are driving, Neekah's mom might just do it for you!

If the office for children only gives you three names, press them for more. The quality varies widely, and why should you keep calling back? Be sure to tell them where you are willing to go.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:16 PM
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My son went to Early Learners in Little Ferry. I worked in Hackensack and he went there from 6 months until Kindergarten.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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We have recently located to Hackensack area and our daughter is now 14 months old and I was looking to get her in a daycare. I have tried several places, but either they have long waiting lists or are rather expensive. If anyone has any advice or can direct me to a good daycare we would greatly appreciate it! Willing to travel out of Hackensack. Thanks to all who reply!

The Sarkis & Siran Gabrellian Child Care and Learning Center is wonderful. It's affiliated with the Hackensack University Medical Center and I can't say enough nice things about the staff. My daughter was there from the age of 3 months thru kindergarten. It's considered pricey by many, BUT meals, snacks, diapers and formula is included. It's kindergarten program is excellent.

Sarkis & Siran Gabrellian Child Care and Learning Center
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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Thanks to all who responded. I was hoping to put my daughter in a center to have more children around than at a home based place. I have information for Sarkis and Siran but they charge way too much than what we can afford, plus, I've left messages for them and they don't return calls. I have called YWCA in Ridgewood and they don't take 14 month olds. I have contacted Bergen County office of children and have rec'd several referrals, but none have panned out.
Now I know why a lot of people here I've met have told me they had to stay at home!
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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My son went to Early Learners in Little Ferry. I worked in Hackensack and he went there from 6 months until Kindergarten.
What did you like/dislike about the center? Thanks
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:10 PM
 
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Default Bergen County daycare

I am also in need of a daycare in the Hackensack/Bergen County area and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Kidz-Kazoom in Paramus. I have searched the web for reviews and haven't come across anything substantial. Anyone?
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:12 PM
 
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As far as I'm concerned, I wouldn't even drive through it. Unless, of course, I had bullet proof glass windows.
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