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Our programs emphasize
learning through play

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located in downtown jc

Our nursery and preschool are
conveniently located on Newark Avenue
close to bus and PATH lines

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nursery and preschool

Separate facilities located across the street
from each other

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outdoor play area

protected play area adjacent
to preschool + nursery

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organic meals & snacks

Keeping our children healthy and
filled with energy throughout the day

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smile preschool and nursery

Smile Preschool has been providing a “preschool as family” environment for over 27 years to the children of Jersey City and their parents. We were the first preschool in the area to achieve Abbott certification in education and are always working to provide the highest level of care for your little ones from birth to six years of age, readying them for their next steps in education.

our programs

nursery + toddler

nursery & toddler
ages 0 to 29 months

Programs for your child from 4 weeks to 2-1/2 years of age that encourages social skills, building friendships and introduces the children to age-appropriate materials. Here your little ones learn to be solid members of a classroom community. Learn more

preschool ages
2-1/2 to 6 years

Geared for children 2-1/2 to 6 years of age and focussed on preparing children for school. With the help of our teachers, they learn to navigate a classroom with a larger group of children successfully. Socialization and the exploration of materials are goals for children in this program. Learn more

summer camp

Summer Camp provides an atmosphere that is as much fun as it is educational! Camp activities take place in classrooms and in our outdoor play area. We also offer fun-filled field trips. Learn more
We also accept the Urban League of Hudson County, NJ Kids Care, Program for Parents, DYFS kids, and Awareness of America.

Make an appointment to visit the preschool and nursery. See where your child will enjoy their time.

Make an appointment to visit the preschool and nursery.

what parents say

My son has been going there for 1.5 years and I can’t say enough good things about this place and the people that run it and work there…He has been thriving there and is now talking, reading, learning to write his numbers and letters, and is social and always enthusiastic to go to “school.”
— Tamara P —
“…your efforts in creating a nurturing and stimulating environment are deeply appreciated and we are grateful…”
— Rajani D —
One of the best Childcare providers in the downtown area. Staff is very friendly (like family) and attentive to children’s needs. All 3 of my children have attended both the Nursery and Pre-school.
— Kimberly L —
“My 2 year old son attends Smile Preschool and I absolutely LOVE these people and they truly love my son and treat him like family. They are always willing to work with me when it comes to caring for my son.”
— Ahmad T —

why choose smile preschool + nursery

  • over 27 years of childcare experience
  • low student to teacher ratio – small groups, one-on-one classes (if needed)
  • Abbott certified education program
  • multi-cultural education program
  • fresh, organic food provided daily
  • conveniently located near public transit
  • bilingual classes (spanish, hindi)+
  • outdoor play area
  • quarterly progress report
  • daily report for infants and toddlers
  • specialized activities – music and movement, story-time, Zumba®
  • hosting for student birthday parties
  • staff certified in CPR and first aid
  • staff has been vaccinated for COVID-19