Monmouth Day Care Center was established in 1969 as a non-profit organization under the sponsorship of the Revitalization Corps, National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Red Bank Section, Junior League of Monmouth County, Council of Churches, and Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Central New Jersey.
The Center opened with one class of Red Bank preschool children at the United Methodist Church , and by 1972 three more classes were opened at the Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church. In 1976 the Center moved to 9 West Bergen Place (now Drs. James Parker Blvd.) in Red Bank and soon added two rooms for an innovative program for handicapped children.
In 1994 after conducting in-depth assessment study to identify changes in educational practices, areas of need and services duplication, Monmouth Day Care Center began providing care for babies as young as three months, replaced the before-and-after school program for school-aged children with a mini-camp program also available on school holidays, and phased out the segregated Handicare class. Our current facilities are specially designed for children, including seven classrooms, a meeting room, a spacious multi-purpose room, a children’s library, a commercial kitchen, and three age-appropriate playgrounds.
Today Monmouth Day Care Center serves children from 2 months to 5 years in age who come from families with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Tuition assistance contracts are maintained with the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the Division of Family Development. Tuition based on a sliding fee scale is available to families who do not qualify for government support.