Servicios para niños pequeños

Our Early Childhood Programs enable children between six (6) weeks to 5 years to improve their social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skills. It also helps parents become more active participants in their children’s education. In the process, the children gain the building blocks to be lifelong learners and responsible members of their schools, families, and communities.


  • Our Early Childhood Goals

    Child Development

    Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers improve their social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language skills.

    EC Programs are about Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive & Language Development

    We increase the social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Throughout the day, they participate in free and structured educational activities. They also participate in field trips pertaining to certain themes and gross motor activities. In the process, we use several assessments (TS GOLD ECERS-3, and TPOT) to measure our progress and impact. Ultimately, the students will grow in all developmental areas.

    Parent Involvement

    Parents become more active participants in their children’s education.

    EC Programs are about parent involvement in their children’s education

    Parents become involved in classroom curriculum activities such as reading to the children, assisting in the creation of props for the curriculum themes and helping with bulletin boards etc. They also participate in monthly workshops on many topics to meet their needs, such as child development, nutrition, reading to your child, etc. Ultimately, parents will have an increased understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practice.

    Quality Schools

    All Early Childhood Centers meet formal research-based, high-quality early childhood program standards.

    EC Programs are formal, research-based, high-quality programs

    Two (2) of our ECCs are maintaining high-quality standards and are preparing for reaccreditation process through NAEYC. Another ECC is preparing for the NAEYC accreditation process. All seven (7)EC programs are participating in the GrowNJ Kids Quality Rating Improvement Scale. We are working toward all of them achieving NAEYC Accreditation and/or complete the Quality Star System (QRIS).

  • Early Childhood Centers (ECC)

    PRAB is the largest preschool provider in the New Brunswick School District, providing high quality, early childhood education to over 600 children. New Brunswick children, ages 3-5, receive six (6) hours of educational programming throughout a ten (10) month, school-year. All ECCs are free of charge and include daily breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Children may also participate daily in before and after care service and in our two (2) month summer program.

    Joyce Chase, MAEd
    Site Director
    18 Drift ECC
    18 Drift Street
    (732) 828-4709
    Shari Boyington, MAT
    Site Director
    Joyce Kilmer ECC
    411 Joyce Kilmer Ave.
    (732) 339-8772
    Lorraine Carniglia
    Site Director
    Downtown ECC
    323 George Street
    (732) 545-0426


    Darshna Amarnani
    Site Director
    Raritan Gardens ECC
    300 Hoffman Boulevard
    (732) 247-5640
    Camille Barrett
    Site Director
    Mario Gonzalez
    Child Development

    287 Townsend Street
    (732) 828-4572


    To enroll your child in one of our ECCs:
    • If you own your home, you must provide a tax bill & 1 utility bill.
    • If you rent, you must provide a lease and one utility bill.

    Note: Utility bills such as PSE&G, landline telephone, cable, or water must be no older than 60 days.

    • If you are living with someone or renting a room, this requires a home visit to verify address.
    • Documents pertaining to military status
    • Letter from Women Aware/Letter from New Brunswick homeless shelters

    Enroll as soon as possible, as placements are done on a first come, first serve basis, based on complete registrations. Incomplete registrations delay placements.

    If your child will participate in our Wraparound and/or Summer Programs:

    Submit Income Verification (For Wraparound, you may qualify for free, reduced, or pay service, based on your income)

  • Parent Infant Care Center (PIC-C)

    New Brunswick high school students who are parents can stay in school while their infants and toddlers receive on-site daycare. Student and children receive case management and counseling services through graduation from high school. PIC-C is a partnership with New Brunswick Tomorrow and the New Brunswick Public Schools.

    Janice Tumbleson
    Site Director
    Parent-Infant Care Center
    1000 Somerset Street
    (732) 745-5300  Ext.3088

    To enroll yourself and your child in PIC-C, you must:
    • Attend New Brunswick High School
    • Be pregnant or have a child
    • Agree to receive case management and counseling services through graduation

PRAB serves everyone regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, or functional impairment. We also serve as a voice to ensure equity & access to community resources and benefits for all people groups and communities in Central New Jersey.


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Rita Koromi, MAEd, MAEl

Senior Director
Early Childhood & Youth Services
90 Jersey Avenue
(732) 828-4510