About Children’s Day

Children’s Day Preschool and Family Center is an early childhood education program located in Passaic, New Jersey that has continuously served America’s changing immigrant population since 1892. We provide a high-quality education to 117 children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age.

Our mission

At Children’s Day, our mission is to improve the quality of life for at-risk children and their families through the seamless delivery of child and family systems-driven programs that respond to, and respect, their diversity, culture, and unique needs.

Our goal

We ensure our young students are provided educational, nutrition, health, therapeutic and support services that establishes a strong foundation for them to succeed in school and life.

Our Awards


We are proud to be designated a model state funded pre-k of the very highest quality, certified by National Early Childhood Programs Accreditation (NECPA). Children’s Day exceeds New Jersey’s state standards, which is a top pre-k system in the nation. We provide academic and social supports above state requirements, ingeniously braiding together state, national, Head Start and other funds to meet the comprehensive needs of our students. Several local universities rely on Children’s Day as a highly regarded training ground for interns studying effective practices in early childhood education and therapeutic services.