Welcome to Ethicon Family Center

Meet the Center Director

Candice Goldstein

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: 908-218-5454

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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

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Summer Camp

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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Christine H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Each day the children discover something new about the world and it is so exciting to see the joy in their eyes when they do. The world is a great place because of children.

Teaching since: 1998

Holly L.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Seeing the joy in a child's eyes when they master a task and learn something new is the most rewarding feeling.

Teaching since: 2001

Lauren S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love interacting with the children and witnessing their joy when they explore something new.

Teaching since: 2011

Tania H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to learn and explore new things right along with them as they discover things about themselves.

Teaching since: 1998

Jennifer S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: the children are always open to new ideas. I love their creativity and honesty.

Teaching since: 2015

Zakiya H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is rewarding to be a part of such a developing time in a child's life.

Teaching since: 2009

Joy G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I feel a lot of accomplishment by seeing them grow in knowledge, confidence, and skills. Teaching children is my passion!

Teaching since: 2001

Keilyn C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping them to develop their minds. It amazes me how much they grow. Everyday you learn something new with them.

Teaching since: 2014


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.

“Miss Lauren - We've been so lucky to have you for the last 2 years. Thanks for all the support and advice around Jack and his development. It's amazing to see the progress he has made. He LOVES school and loves talking about all the things he is learning and has learned -- he has taught Dan and I a thing or two :) Thanks for all that you do.”


Amy Ruanova

“Thank you, Miss Lauren for all you do for Elizabeth and her friends. We have appreciated getting to know you and appreciate your flexibility on her schedule and nap solutions. Your curriculum and special events makes her K Prep experience terrific and is enabling her to be prepared for K. xoxoxo”


Molly & Elizabeth

“Miss Jen - thanks for all that you do! Jack and Olivia love their enrichment programs!”


Amy Ruanova

“We are so grateful for all that you do to support Owen. I am continuously amazed by his new skills and know that many of these come directly from your patience and practice. I love the way we share in the joy of his growth whether it is climbing, learning to wave or devouring ice cream! Thank you!”



“Miss Holly - thank you so much for all that you do for Olivia and Jack. Olivia loves her Miss Holly hugs and I love the special bond that you two have. Thank you for always making Jack feel good about his "home food" and for getting Olivia to try the school food. You are a bright light.”


Amy Ruanova

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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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