Did you know Just Kids serves 12 school districts in South Jersey!
Individual school districts and Archway Programs realize there is a great need for quality center-based school age care in our area. To meet your needs and concerns, we have tailored a before and after school child care program in a loving, safe and secure environment. Together, staff and children make choices and plan a program which is both fun and stimulating.
What Sets Us Apart
Just Kids has 30+ years of expertise providing quality, cost-effective before
and after school care that focuses on the development and interests of the children.
Just Kids embraces each other's differences, both with staff and each child who is
enrolled. Known for having dedicated, mature, caring and experienced long-term
childcare staff, Just Kids provides over 40 hours of professional development for
each staff member, focusing on many areas including child development, learning
through play, medication administration and diversity.
Our Childcare Providers:
• 75+ mature and experienced staff
• Consistent staff to child ratio below 1:15
• Average length of service for supervisor is 8 years
• Average length of service for childcare assistants is 3 years
• Average length of service for support/managerial staff is 13 years
• Over 40 hours of extensive summer staff training and routine monthly training
• Childcare staff focus on supervising children– not in enrollment or payment
Enrichment Activities Include:
• Quiet time for homework and individual activities
• Free choice of activity centers
• Community Service and Parent Involvement projects
• Arts and crafts
• Science and music activities
• Special projects and themes (ex. anti-bullying)
• Indoor and outdoor play including competitive and non-competitive games
• Small and large group games and activities to foster good citizenship,cooperation
and positive social skills
• Light breakfast and healthy snack
•Monthly individualized curriculum calendars
• Curriculum includes: Science, Cooking, Music, Anti-Bullying,
Safety, Community service, and Parent Participation opportunities
• Activity Centers for student choice
• Soft space for comfort and individual quiet activities
• Breakfast and afternoon snack served, meeting federal regulations
• Online registration forms
• Payment electronically from debit card, credit card, or bank account monthly
• Flex ticket option for affordable occasional use
• Extra services are billed to parent rather than paid for in advance
• Yearly registration fee; not required to re-pay if re-enroll within the school year
Safety and Monitoring: These are above all NJ State Licensing Requirements.
• Notification to County Office of Emergency Management
• Monthly Code Blue Drills- strangers in building or playground
• Medical Emergency Drills– three times per year
• Policies and Procedures for emergency preparedness, evacuation, lock down, etc.
• Thorough medication administration practices
• Internal monitoring system to ensure monthly compliance with licensure standards and Just Kids standards.