Adventures in Curiosity

“Our village” will provide an environment built on trust and partnership in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe.

Welcome to Village Babies Development Center (VBDC), where we pride ourselves on creating a safe, warm, and family-oriented environment for your child’s early learning journey. Our development center is designed to be a second home for your little ones, fostering a sense of security and belonging that is essential for their overall development.

Hours & Programs

• Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten

Daily operational hours
7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday
We are open all year round

• Summer Program

8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday

• SOMSD Preschool District Program

8:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

• Aftercare

2:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Hours & Programs

  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten
  • School-age Aftercare

Our children and families will develop long-term life skills through relationships and pass on knowledge throughout the community, inspiring continuous development of oneself and the greater community.

We provide full-day, early childcare services for children ages three months to 6 years old.

Our daily operational hours are from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We are open all year round.

Aftercare for school-age children is provided from 2:30 pm-6:00 pm. We also offer drop-off care for only children enrolled in the Aftercare program.

We communicate about unplanned school closures through email, automated phone messages, and social media. Planned school closures are on the school calendar.

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Infant-Toddler Program

We provide nurturing daycare for children aged 3 months to 2 years and 11 months. Children at this age are learning about themselves through cause and effect. Additionally they are beginning to learn how to interact with other children and the environment as a whole through exploration.

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Preschool/Pre-K

We introduce concepts, repeat them in various ways ,and assess for mastering of taught concepts using a research based curriculum called Creative Curriculum in addition to best practices. We don’t use a “cookie-cutter” approach when teaching social-emotional learning or academics.

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Summer Program

We want our graduating pre-kindergarten children to enroll in our summer program in July-August. We offer a variety of enrichments and on and off-site field trips. The program’s fostering of peer relationships and preparation for school-age programs are essential aspects.

South Orange-Maplewood District (SOMSD) Preschool Program

VBDC is a partner with the school district and has two preschool classrooms that are governed by the Board of Education’s universal preschool program. The school calendar and curriculum differ from that of VBDC. Daily operational hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.

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Summer Program

We want our graduating pre-kindergarten children to enroll in our summer program in July-August. We offer a variety of enrichments and on and off-site field trips. The program’s fostering of peer relationships and preparation for school-age programs are essential aspects.

Beforecare Enrichment Program

We provide activities that support the physical, social and emotional development through intentional and meaningful activities.

Aftercare Enrichment Program

During this time, a morning meeting and motivational message will focus on social and emotional development through age-appropriate book selections.

Explore our
Summer Program

We want our graduating pre-kindergarten children to enroll in our summer program in July-August. We offer a variety of enrichments and on and off-site field trips. The program’s fostering of peer relationships and preparation for school-age programs are essential aspects.

Why Choose Our Village?

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