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Anti-Bacterial Microbicidal Paint

In an effort to reduce colds and illnesses spread between children, Prime Time Early Learning Center in Paramus recently re-painted its five shared hallway bathrooms using Sherwin-Wiliams proprietary Paint Shield ® microbiocidal paint. Paint Shield microbicidal paint is the first ever US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered interior latex paint that kills 99.9% of bacteria…

Child playing with milk crates at our daycare

The Value of Loose Items in Playgrounds

Educators and researchers have begun to recognize playgrounds as outdoor classrooms and see the value of having large interactive “loose things” for children to manipulate in their playground space.

Coats for Kids Drive

Prime Time Centers Hold Warm Coat Drive For Families in Need

In 2018 Prime Time Early Centers collected and distributed more than 200 coats for those in need, as well as 200 pairs of gloves. Prime Time East Rutherford was especially successful in their coat drive this year, collecting 75 coats at their center from their families and staff living in Rutherford, Carlstadt, Wood-Ridge, Lyndurst and Moonachie NJ.

Children stacking cups and paper at our childcare center

Prime Time Early Learning is rolling out STEM Education Program in 2019

To help prepare our Prime Time children for school and life ahead, beginning in February 2019, we are rolling out a new STEM enrichment program for all our schools.   What is STEM?  It is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM activities involve our teachers presenting an age-appropriate approach to introductory science,…

Professionals Discuss Child Play As An Medium For Academic Learning

Professionals Discuss Child Play As An Medium For Academic Learning

Child care professionals agree that “play is an important vehicle for developing self-regulation and promoting language, cognition, and social competence”. Play is also anecdotally a natural activity for children to engage in that supports good physical and emotional development, contributes to a child’s underlying happiness, and reduces life stress levels. While these ideas may be…

Teaching Young Children About Bodily Autonomy and Asserting Limits

Teaching Young Children About Bodily Autonomy and Asserting Limits

Every parent has had the experience of their child saying that a peer or a sibling or even the parent themselves has touched their body in a way they did not like. Sometimes it’s a push or a grab, other times children complain about not wanting hugs or kisses. Inevitably, most parents have also had…

Why Encouraging Young Kids to Read Non-Digital Books is Still Important


Why Encouraging Young Kids to Read Non-Digital Books is Still Important


Nowadays, we’re seeing more and more parts of our lives pivoting towards digital. We see it almost everywhere we look — from brick and mortar stores turning to eCommerce sites, to real experiences being adapted into Virtual Reality. Books, however, were one of the first to make the shift. And as a result, we’re seeing…

Demystifying Snacks and Meals

Demystifying Snacks and Meals

Every parent and caregiver in the world is always searching for that snack that’s economical, delicious, nutritious, and child appropriate. It seems only a fraction of those qualities are ever available with any snacks we manage to find. Just when it seems we have found something, the children grow tired of it or decide they…