Prime Time Early Learning Center
Hoboken411 swung by the newly opened Prime Time Early Learning Center (414 Hudson St.) last week for their grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
After Mayor Roberts welcomed them to the community, I had a chance to take a tour and speak with Director Nicole Olsen.
With the new parents popping kids out at what seems to be a record pace, Hoboken certainly has a need for additional daycare centers! What sets Prime Time apart from many other establishments, is the fact they’ve been privately owned and family operated for 25 years. The Hudson St. location in Hoboken marks their sixth location in the NY and NJ area.
Accepting children from 6-weeks to 5 years old, they feature flexible full or part-time schedules anywhere from 16 to 60 hours per week, and conveniently bill on a monthly basis.
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During my tour, I was impressed how Nicole (who has been with Prime Time six years), as well as the rest of the staff communicated. Despite being open for about a month, the operation ran like a well-oiled machine.
Prime Time occupies both floors of the building, with an “infant activity” area, stroller parking, and what they call a “gym” on the first floor.
The second floor consists of large classrooms for older kids (18 months and up). Fun time consists of more educational activities such as language, motor skills, and mathematics. On top of fantastic record-keeping by they staff (such as regular progress reports and eating diaries), Nicole mentioned that they offer two snacks and a hot lunch daily with tuition.
Although the facility can accommodate almost 190 children, they currently have only about 100 kids a day. So you might want to call them quick if you’re interested in getting a spot for your child. With summer vacations now pretty much winding down, you can expect them to become booked in a hurry.
Another important thing to note is, that you do not have to participate in a scheduled tour to see the center. You can visit at any time, and Nicole or any staff member can answer your questions and show you around.
See many more pictures I took in the gallery below, including the stroller “parking lot,” other shots of the facility and of course more pics of Mayor Roberts.
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