Classroom Life

University NOW Day Nursery seeks to provide a lively learning experience in which all aspects of a child’s development - physical, social, emotional and cognitive are equally important. All children possess the right to learn in their own way and at their own pace. Learning is a continual process of discovering the self, interacting with other human beings and the world.

UNOW Day Nursery is a quality child care program licensed by the State of New Jersey and has been accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1996. We pride ourselves in providing high quality care with teacher to child ratios that meet or exceed NAEYC recommendations, small class sizes and low staff turnover.


“It is a wonderful feeling to leave a child in an environment in which you know they will thrive. This is my experience at UNOW.”
—2018 Annual Family Survey Response

Infants and Toddlers
The youngest children at UNOW learn through their senses, interacting with the environment and activities that match their individual developmental level.

Young children learn by doing—through interaction with the objects and people in their environment.

Summer Program

The UNOW program and philosophy remains the same during the warmth of the summer days with most teaching staff also remaining the same and teachers continuing with children they already know well.

Food and Nutrition

UNOW provides a nutritious, hot lunch and hearty morning and afternoon snack every day prepared fresh on site by our kitchen staff. UNOW participates in The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which encourages family-style dining as a method for providing nutritious meals in an Early Care and Education (ECE) setting. UNOW makes every…