Quality Childcare and S.T.E.A.M ahead curriculum: Our curriculum and teaching environment allow each child to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially at his or her own individual pace in a caring, nurturing environment. We incorporate recreational, cultural and S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) elements to help prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.
Dedicated Staff and Low Student-Teacher Ratio: From after school homework help to daily fostering of learning, you can be sure your child will get the dedicated teachers he or she needs.
Fun and Engaging Environment: Kids love spending time here. Young minds are encouraged and nurtured with a variety of enjoyable programs and activities.
Convenient Location: Our facility is located at 134 Durham Ave. in South Plainfield, New Jersey, and is easily accessible from all major highways: Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 287, Route 1, Route 27, and Route 22.
What is the teach per child ratio?
Teacher child ratio varies by age groups as directed by the State of New Jersey. We follow guidance published by the State of New Jersey. For infant class our ratio is one teacher per four students. For pre-toddler and toddler class, it is one teacher per six students. For pre-school and pre-K classes it is one teacher per eight students.
What is your time schedule to serve breakfast, lunch and evening snacks?
Breakfast time is at 8:30 am. Lunch is served at 11:30 am. Afternoon snacks are served at 3:30 pm.
What is a daily routine once child enter the school?
At Lil’ Big Ones we ensure that children spend a balanced amount of time in learning and age appropriate fun play each day. Children will typically start their day with free play after breakfast. Then they will sit down for the circle time, followed by more variety of activities geared towards learning.
At 11:30 am children will have lunch followed by story time. Children from infants and toddlers’ group will then take a nap from 1:30 pm – 3:30pm. Children from preschool and pre-K groups will continue afternoon learning activities. All children will have free play after snack at 3:30 pm.
What are the timings for half day, full day and full day with extended care?
Half day timings are from 8:30 am – 12:30pm. Full day timings are from 8:30 am – 3:30pm. Full day with extended care is from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Do you have early drop-off facility? If so, what are the timings?
Yes. We offer early drop off facility before 8:30 am. Please refer to our registration form for pricing. You can also reach out to us to discuss your specific situation.
What are the mandatory documents which you need from parents before joining their child to school?
State of New Jersey requires every licensed child care facility to maintain a complete file for each enrolled child. Therefore, we must ask parents to completely fill out all required forms at the time of enrollment. We always ask parents to help us maintain accurate up-to-date immunization record for their child, as the state representative can visit us at any time and ask to see immunization records.
Do you have a monitoring system?
Lil’ Big Ones has a secure, state of the art biometric monitoring system. We also have a policy and a procedure in place, in case anyone other than the parents will pick up or drop off the child at the center.
Frequently Asked Questions about Lil' Big Ones, Childcare & Learning Center