Is city daycare OK in Hoboken?

City daycare in Hoboken pushing the limits?

We walk by this daycare / “child holding facility” at 12th & Washington all the time (Hoboken Children’s Academy), and can’t help but wonder if this kind of “play area” they have practically on the curb next to the busiest street in town is something that just isn’t right. I know the hectic two income households in town are busy pushing out kid after kid, and someone needs to take care of them – but at what price?

First of all, it’s so tiny and confining – I’d suspect these kids might grow up with anxiety disorders.

Additionally, isn’t this dangerous? One slip by a facility worker, and a child might be plastered under the NJ Transit 126 bus right across the street.

Lastly – with the “shady” YMCA just a block away, isn’t it a little risky to have kids outside playing like this?

Hoboken Childrens Academy play area on Washington Street - Is city daycare OK in Hoboken?

Oh – and to fit in with the “blockage” trend – this is the same academy that hogs the sidewalks with massive strollers.

Is this as good as “city living” gets or does something have to give?

Hoboken Childrens Academy strollers hog sidewalks - Is city daycare OK in Hoboken?

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Where shall I start, how about with the fact that the HCA left a toddler at the park! They went to the park with 12 children and came home with 11 despite having a 12 seater buggy and three teachers keeping an eye on the kids. They did not realize their error until the police called them to notify them a child was missing. The most simple thing a daycare facility can do when taking children outside is count, repeatedly, to ensure they safely take them all home and they did not.

Management seemed did not seem particularly sympathetic to parents concerns following the incident and choose to continue to employee the teachers who left the child at the park but lay off other employees for much less severe/consequential mistakes. Additionally, management has consistently been losing their best staff because of the way they treat their employees.

For the cost of daycare at this facility, as one of the most expensive in Hoboken, it is vastly underperforming.


If it is a timeout zone, then it’s a perfect fit! :mrgreen: