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In addition to an Abbott Preschool program (contracted by the Passaic Board of Education) that serves 90 three and four-year old resident children, our Center provides a Division of Family Development subsidized Young Preschool (2 ˝ years old) educational program for 27 children.


Eligibility Requirements:

Young Preschool Class:

We accept 27 children between 2 ˝ and 3 years of age for this program. Families must meet DFD eligibility criteria:

  • proof of wages that meet DHS family size and income limits, and

  • proof of parent engagement in full-time work, higher education, or job training programs.

Qualifying families who live in Passaic receive priority consideration for all program openings over families who live in neighboring communities.

Abbott Preschool Program:

Participation in this program is free of charge. Children must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to enroll in the New Jersey Department of Education funded Passaic City Abbott Preschool Program:

  • Be 3 or 4 years old by October 31st of the school year

  • Live in the City of Passaic

Abbott Wrap Around Program:

Enrollment in this North Jersey 4C’s subsidized voucher program provides childcare during the hours before and after the six hour Abbott Preschool Program, full day care when Passaic Schools are closed, and full day care during July and August. Participation is open to all income eligible Abbott families.

Parent fees for the full cost of care are only assessed to families with incomes that are higher than the DHS limit in place during the current school year.

Children’s Day Nursery and Family Center, 104 Jefferson Street, Passaic, NJ 07055