Welcome to Raritan Child Development Center

Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

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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A Bright Horizons Child Care Teacher and her Student.

Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families; to providing the very best care and education for young children; and to establishing a strong foundation for their success in school and life.


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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A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Summer Program

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Melynie I.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: children are so cute and curious with their own unique characteristics and strengths.

Teaching since: 1997

Carly P.

Toddler Classroom

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

Teaching since: 1995

Shannon H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch children learn and grow.

Teaching since: 1997


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 Rocks

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.

“Denise: You are amazing! You are so organized and on top of everything at all times. There hasn't been a single question that you haven't been able to answer (there have been many questions, over many years!). You keep the center running flawlessly - and always with a smile. You are appreciated!”



“When your child asks to go to school on the weekends, that's when you know the school is a special place. Thank you to all the friendly teachers and staff for creating a "home away from home" for our son.”



“Debbie Y., You are an incredible teacher - we are so grateful for all that you do. The kindergartners have blossomed under your leadership. You are kind, encouraging and so passionate about what you do. You truly an amazing teacher and have taught our children so much - THANK YOU!! Jennifer”



“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

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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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