Child Care in Edison NJ

The John Kenney Child Care Center is the fulfillment of a promise made by developer Isaac Heller to the people of Edison. In 1987, Mr. Heller, Chairman of the Board of Heller Industrial Parks, Inc., established the John Kenney Child Care Center as a non-profit corporation. It provides affordable quality child care to children of employees in Heller Industrial Park, as well as Edison residents and Edison employees.

Among Isaac Heller's strongest allies was the family of John and Mary Kenney. Mr. Kenney helped defeat the construction of a garbage dump and incinerator which had been slated for the site. They were the parents of nine children, five of whom were local police officers. Mr. Kenney's civic pride and love of children represented the best of our community.

It is a fitting tribute for our child care center to bear his name.

From opening day, our center has gained national attention as a model for corporate America. Articles about our center have appeared in the New York Times, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. Visitors, from as far away as Japan and Denmark, have come to tour our center.

John Kenney Child Care Center was rededicated on October 9, 2000 to mark its removal from its former site off Mill Road to a newly completed, larger building a few hundred feet away.

Child Care in Edison NJ

Our Mission

To provide a safe, nurturing environment that encourages learning, boosts creativity, and promotes creativity. With a comprehensive preschool and kindergarten curriculum, children learn the skills they will need for the future.

Our Staff

Every employee we hire is carefully screened and receives yearly training for professional growth. All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. We select staff members who are enthusiastic about teaching children and have a passion for what we do. To learn more about our staff, click here.

Child Care in Edison NJ

Holiday Closings

As a preschool and kindergarten, we are open all year long except for the following holidays:

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020, New Year’s Day: Closed
  • Monday, January 20, 2020, In-Service Day: Closed
  • Monday, February 17, 2020, President’s Day: Closed
  • Friday, April 10, 2020, Good Friday: Closed
  • Monday, May 25, 2020, Memorial Day: Closed
  • Friday, July 3, 2020, Fourth of July: Closed
  • Monday, September 7, 2020, Labor Day: Closed
  • Thursday, November 26, 2020, Thanksgiving: Closed
  • Friday, November 27, 2020, Day after Thanksgiving: Closed
  • Thursday, December 24, 2020, Christmas Eve: Close at 2:30
  • Friday, December 25, 2020, Christmas: Closed
  • Thursday, December 31, 2020, New Year’s Eve: Close at 5:30

Staff Quality

Child Care in Edison NJ

Our staff are the single most important aspect of our center. We are extremely proud of all that our staff accomplish on a daily basis.

The staff at our center go above and beyond to make sure your child is in a safe, inviting environment. They know when they have fun, the children will have fun too. We know that listening to children and taking a genuine interest in their needs helps them feel safe and cared for. Our staff go out of their way to make every child feel special, and approach each day with a helpful and gentle attitude.

For more information about our center, staff, programs and services, please contact us today.