Newark Federal Kids Care

Everything! The teachers and staff are all wonderful. I love the curriculum, and what a safe, nurturing environment Imagine has created.


Full-Time/Part-time/Drop-in care rates are available.

Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

970 Broad Street, Newark, NJ, 07102

We serve families of federal employees as well as the community.

Newark Federal Kids Care Highlights

  • Located in the secure Peter Rodino federal building block away from Newark’s Prudential Center. 
  • Seven (7) classrooms 
  • Indoor gym 
  • Secure outdoor play area 
  • Full kitchen and staff lounge. 
  • Resource center for family and staff use
  • Weekly music and movement sessions
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Parent Advisory Board

Where We Go Outside

Peter Rodino outdoor playground

Visits to the post office and fire department

Lincoln Park

Visits to local small businesses.

School Leadership

Lisa Parone

Director MS Ed-P-3 NJ certification
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn Benjamin Franklin
Fun Fact: Lisa enjoys playing bocce ball.

Ambar Z. Espada

Associate Director Bachelor’s Degree in Child Advocacy; Education Associate Degree; Childhood Development Associate Certificate
A little mind that can be configured or introduced to a new idea never returns to its original state of mind.
Fun Fact: Ambar loves to go bowling and enjoys nature by hiking.

Brooklyn Campbell

Assistant Director Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology.
What I love most about working with young children is the ability to be able to learn from them as I teach them. They teach me new things and open my eyes to new experiences and adventures.
Fun Fact: Brooklyn enjoys all kinds of arts, such as singing, painting, crafting, and playing instruments, as well as Broadway and theater.






For more information on our part-time and drop-in rates, please contact our center at (973) 645-3130 /3024 or [email protected].

Accreditation & Licensing Information

Newark Federal Kids Care is licensed by the NJ Department of Children and Families and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Contact Us or Visit the Center

Address: 970 Broad Street, Newark, NJ, 07102
Phone: (973) 645-3130 /3024
Fax: (973) 645-3891

We believe it is essential that you come into the schools to get a true feel for the Imagine ethos and community. We require families to join a tour (we can accommodate virtual tours for those not able to attend in person) before being added to our waitlist.

If you are interested in our program, please call (973) 645-3130 /3024 to schedule a tour.