Newark Federal Kids Care

970 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Newark Federal Kids Center serves Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 6:30pm, 52 weeks a year, for Full-time, Part-time, and Drop-in Care

Newark Federal Kids Center is a bright, cheery, recently renovated center in the Peter Rodino federal building, serving federal employees and community families, only a few blocks from Penn Station.

The center has 7 classrooms, an indoor gym, full kitchen, staff lounge, family and staff resource center, and an outdoor playground on the secured grounds of the federal campus. The children enjoy weekly sessions with our music and movement teacher and story time with a local librarian.

Full Time Monthly Rates

Please contact us for more information about part time and drop-in rates


Infant $1,060.00
Toddler $1,060.00
Pre-K $980.00


Infant $1,205.00
Toddler $1,205.00
Pre-K $1,135.00

Meet the Director

Lisa Parone has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Iona College and an M.A. in Special Education from Kean University. Lisa worked as a second grade teacher for a year at PS-175 in the Bronx. She supervised the after-school program at the Lehman College center before she was appointed Director of Newark Federal Kids Care in 1999. Lisa is a certified trainer in ECERS and ITERS and is certified P-3. Outside of Imagine, Lisa is on the District VC Ethics Committee of Essex County, and is a member of GrowNJ, a Quality Star Rating Program.

Contact Us or Visit the Center

Address:  970 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone:     973-645-3130
Fax:         973-645-3891

If you are interested in the program, please call to schedule a tour. There is a $30 wait list fee, which is a tax deductible donation to our Imagine Kids for Kids foundation.

Accreditation & Licensing Information

image showing lehman college child care center's accreditation credentials

The center is licensed by the NYC DOHMH/Bureau of Child Care, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and endorsed by Eco-Healthy Child Care Organization.