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Ken Shirk Child Care Center

445 Old Post Road
Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: (732) 287-1131




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Ken Shirk Child Care Center

In  Y child care programs, every child is treated as an individual, learning through hands on activities in an age appropriate environment. We provide opportunities for self expression through social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development, while stimulating young minds to bring greater understanding, awareness and curiosity.  Our center utilizes Creative Curriculum to create purposeful and productive experiences that help children grow in all areas of development and the CATCH program to incorporate healthy habits of physical fitness and good nutritional choices, as part of our programs. 

A leader in early child care education and NAEYC Accredited, the Ken Shirk Child Care Center also includes the  following:

  • A full range of weekly activities including swim lessons,  gym and enrichment classes
  • Seasonal field trips to a variety of age-appropriate places
  • Optional hot lunch program

We currently have limited avalability in the follow classrooms: 

  • Infants 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Toddlers 18 months-36 months
  • Preschool 3 years
  • Pre-K 4 - 5 years
  • Kindergarten Extneded Day (KEDS)
  • School Age Child Care

For tours and additional information please contact Center Director, Joanne Matagrano for more info.

Programs We OffeR:


  • Child Care is designed for children from 30 months through 5 years.
  • Kindergarten Extended Day programs are available for area Edison Schools
Monthly Child care fees for 2015
  Infant         (6wks-18mos)

Toddler (18-36mos)

Preschool**    (3yrs) Pre-K**      (4-5 yrs)
Duration full/half days full/half days full/half days full/half days
5 days $1280/$796 $1221/$734 $986/$591 $920/$552
4 days $1156/$710 $1066/$640 $862/$515 $822/$497
3 days $1001/$608 $920/$547 $738/$443 $698/$420
2 days $735/$448 $614/$371 $540/$324 $515/$313

*Half days are available for 4 hours per day.

**Preschool and Pre-K students must be potty trained.


  • Before/After School Care are opportunities for children from kindergarten through 5th grade.  These programs provide age appropriate activities that compliment the school calendar. Daily pick-up and drop off in Edison is available to Benjamin Franklin, Lincoln and Washington Elementary Schools. School holiday care is available.


Ken Shirk Child Care also offers summer camp. Click here for more information.