Rutgers Psychology Child Development Center

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The Rutgers Psychology Child Development Center is comprised of 2 twelve-month Rutgers University preschools, sponsored and operated by the Psychology Department at 2 beautiful campus locations. The Center provides early care and education for children ages 1-5 years of age and can trace its history back to 1930. Our collaboration with the Culture of Health Academy within the Center for Childhood Nutrition Education and Research at the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health has led to a program expansion and the opening of a second site. Both sites are located on the Cook/Douglass campuses of Rutgers New Brunswick.

Health and Safety is a priority in our program. We successfully reopened our programs in August 2020 under our Pathway Back to Preschool reopening plan. This plan was created in accordance with the Office of Child Care Licensing's COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements and the University's Returning to Rutgers guidebook. Review our plan's highlights by clicking on the COVID-19 Precautions box on the right!

Return to Normal Operating Hours!  We are so happy to announce that both of our preschools have returned to their normal operating hours. Both preschools will be open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm

Check Us Out!  The PreK children enrolled in our Kinder Garden Program participated in a filming of The Kids Cook Monday.

  Click Here  to see our nutrition education program in action!

 Interested in Enrolling?

Visit our Enrollment page and click on our Online Waiting List. Enrollment opportunities are extended to children on our waiting list and priority enrollment is given to returning families and Rutgers affiliates. Enrollment is limited in accordance with the health and safety guidelines, so interested families are encouraged to join the Online Waiting List as early as possible to maximize their chances for enrollment.


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