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…

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When Taking Risks is a Good Thing For Kids

Ordinarily, most adults would say that risk-taking is something for more experienced people to do, and would say that toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and even young elementary age children should probably not engage in. However, risk-taking is a life skill everyone needs to learn, and where better to learn to manage small risks than in a…

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The Benefits for Young Children of Screen Freedom

Many parents find themselves relying on screens to help contain busy households, more so than most would like to admit. Everyone has the best intentions for their toddler and Pre K age children and many people include limited screen time as part of those intentions, but life gets busy, kids get more demanding each year,…

No More Macaroni Necklaces!

No More Macaroni Necklaces!

Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles are always so polite when they receive the handmade holiday gifts that their nieces, nephews, and grandchildren make for them for birthdays and holidays. Of course they are delighted by the sentiment, but ultimately, what can they do with a macaroni necklace, or modeling clay sculpture, or cardboard picture frame dripping…