Welcome to Raritan Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Heidi Dempsey

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: 908-947-2180

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Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement


Meet Our Teaching Team

Carly P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: "seeing their faces when they learn something new and ""get it"" is priceless. "

Teaching since: 1995

Gina F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grown and learn through each stage of their development.

Teaching since: 1992

Margaret S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: they have a fun outlook of the world.

Teaching since: 2000

Jelian R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: everyday is different and I don't know what each day will bring. The children make me laught with the things they say and do.

Teaching since: 2003

Donna H.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: "witnessing children's growth is amazing and very rewarding. And as Snow White says, ""You are never too old to be young."" "

Teaching since: 1991

Jean M.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: their smiles warm your heart especially when they make a new discovery.

Teaching since: 1984

Lea R.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I enjoy helping them learn.

Teaching since: 2002

Joan S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: the challenges are rewarding and vary daily.

Teaching since: 2006

Tamara D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: it is something I always wanted to do since I was a child.

Teaching since: 2006

Holly B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: every day brings new and exciting things.

Teaching since: 2002

Natasha W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy working with them and watching them learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2012

Patrice H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to watch them grow and develop.

Teaching since: 2007

Ellen B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: it allows me to watch them grow socially and academically through fun learning experiences.

Teaching since: 2000


The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”


Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much to the teachers who have shown true consideration for my daughter's special needs. They have always been mindful of any medical concerns I've had and have gone above and beyond in aligning with my daughter's medical needs. The curriculum at Bright Horizons has done wonders as well!”



“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better.”


Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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