Rutgers Psychology Child Development Center

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The Rutgers Psychology Child Development Center is comprised of 2 twelve-month Rutgers University preschools, sponsored and operated by the Psychology Department at 2 beautiful campus locations. The Center provides early care and education for children ages 1-5 years of age and can trace its history back to 1930. Both sites are located on the Cook and Douglass campuses of Rutgers New Brunswick. Our Kinder Program is located within the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, a building which has been listed as one of the 25 Must-See Buildings in New Jersey and has won the top Honor Award for built work from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2016.

Health and Safety is a priority in our program. We have updated our COVID-19 Policy based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of COVID-19. To support and prioritize uninterrupted, full-time, in-person program participation, our policy has moved from an individual case-based response strategy to a transmission mitigation strategy, where the risk of the whole program community, including the risk of interruptions to participation, is considered. Testing (Test to Stay) programs will be used for unvaccinated asymptomatic program participants as an alternative to exclusion from our programs. Our preschool facilities are treated with a antimicrobial coating, LAST, in an effort to sanitize our learning environment and help protect against the spread of germs. All adults working in our programs in any capacity must be fully vaccinated and boosted, or otherwise undergo weekly testing in accordance with Rutgers University COVID-19 policies.

Check Us Out! The PreK children enrolled in our Kinder Garden Program participated in a filming of The Kids Cook Monday.

  Click Here  to see our nutrition education program in action!

 Interested in Enrolling?

Visit our Enrollment page and click on our Online Waiting List. Enrollment opportunities are extended to children on our waiting list and priority enrollment is given to returning families and Rutgers affiliates. Enrollment is limited in accordance with the health and safety guidelines, so interested families are encouraged to join the Online Waiting List as early as possible to maximize their chances for enrollment.


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