On behalf of the City of Newark’s Recreation and Community Services Department, we welcome you and your child to our Licensed Child Care Program. Since opening in 1989, it has been our goal to provide a safe and caring learning environment for preschool children, 3-5 years of age.
We hope that we establish a mutually beneficial relationship with you and your child that will enhance their growth and development while providing you peace of mind when your child is in our care.
It is the goal of our Child Care Program to provide an environment that allows opportunities for children to develop their creativity, make friends, and prepare for the school years ahead. Individual and group activities are provided to encourage social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. These activities are designed to meet the developmental needs of each child and include: art, music and movement, stories, science, dramatic play, blocks, computers, cooking, outside play, and field trips/community visits.
Our teachers strive to provide a rich environment that includes developmentally appropriate materials that both support and challenge your child’s abilities. Playful, hands-on activities are planned that encourage creativity and the mastering of new skills. We believe that it is important to facilitate growth in all aspects of a child’s development to ensure a healthy self-concept.
Our program is licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing and comply’s with Title 22 regulations which establish facility requirements, fire clearance, staffing ratios, criminal record clearances, fingerprint clearances as well as staff education and experience requirements. Newark Licenced Childcare maintains a 24:2 student to teacher ratio.
Throughout the academic school year, Community Care Licensing may visit our Center, at any time, during normal hours of operation. Community Care Licensing has the authority to interview children or staff without prior consent. The Recreation Department shall ensure that provisions are made for private interviews with any child(ren) or staff members.
Newark Recreation & Community Services Department takes pride in the ability to hire and retain quality staff. College courses and experience are prerequisites to become a qualified Child Care Instructor. All staff members have current CPR, and First Aid certifications including Mandated Reporter Training . Licensing requirements are viewed as minimum standards; our staff is encouraged to continue college classes and are given opportunities to attend training, workshops, and professional conferences and seminars. Although their teaching styles may differ slightly, the staff of the Child Care Center follows and implements the policies as outlined in our handbook.
Registration Fee: $75.00* non-refundable and per child fee
Weekly Fee: $235.00 per week
There are no adjustments in the weekly childcare payments for absences or non-participation, including holidays and staff development days. Your fee covers our direct operating expenses (i.e., staffing, snacks, materials, activity fees, etc.). When you enroll your child, you are reserving space, time, staffing, and provisions whether or not she/he attends.
The weekly program fee will be posted to your online account on Tuesday afternoon for the upcoming week. You will have until Monday morning 7:00 a.m. to submit payment in full. Late fees will apply, starting at 7:01 a.m. All payments must be made by visiting our website at https://newarkca.activityreg.com. You will need a current username and password for your account which will be emailed to you at the time of program registration.