Programs & Services

Early Childhood Centers (ECC)

Early Childhood Centers (ECC)

PRAB is the largest preschool provider in the New Brunswick School District, providing high-quality, early childhood education to about 300 children. All Early Childhood Centers are free of charge and include daily breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. New Brunswick children, ages 3-5, receive six (6) hours of educational programming throughout a 10-month school year. Children may also participate daily in our Before and Aftercare Services and our two-month Summer Program.

Our Students…

  • Develop their social/emotional, physical, cognitive & language abilities
  • Participate in free and structured educational activities
  • Ultimately are prepared to transition effectively to kindergarten

Our Parents…

  • Develop skills to be actively involved in their children’s education
  • Participate in classroom curriculum activities and monthly workshops
  • Ultimately promote their children’s optimal development and learning

Our Programs…

  • Employ Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Use formal assessments to measure student progress
  • Have standards that are consistent with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and GrowNJ Kids Quality Rating Improvement Scale (QRIS)
  • Ultimately ensure promote children’s optimal development and learning
Joyce Chase, MAEd

Joyce Chase, MAEd

Site Director, 18 Drift ECC

18 Drift Street (732) 828-4709 Jchase@prab.org

Shari Boyington, MAT

Shari Boyington, MAT

Site Director, Joyce Kilmer ECC

411 Joyce Kilmer Ave. (732) 339-8772 Sboyington@prab.org

Lorraine Carniglia

Lorraine Carniglia

Site Director, Downtown ECC

323 George Street (732) 545-0426

Darshna Amarnani

Darshna Amarnani

Site Director, Raritan Gardens ECC

300 Hoffman Boulevard (732) 247-5640 Damarnani@prab.org

Camille Barrett, MAEd

Camille Barrett, MAEd

Site Director, Mario Gonzalez Child Development Center

287 Townsend Street (732) 828-4572 Cbarrett@prab.org

 

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