A Catholic Charities Agency in the Diocese of Paterson
508 Straight St
PO Box 2738
Paterson, NJ 07501

Phone (973) 345-6000
Fax: (973) 345-7279
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La Vida Childcare Centers I & II & III
Providing childcare and preschool to our communities future.

  • 396 Straight St., Paterson, NJ 07503 - Directions
  • Phone: 973-279-6000 x6000
  • Fax: 973-345-9999
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Straight & Narrow’s two early childhood education and learning centers provide quality childcare to the children of Paterson’s low-income families. The first childcare center, La Vida Child Care Center, was established in 1996 and is located at 396 Straight Street in Paterson. It serves children from birth through age 6. Based on the community’s overwhelmingly positive response to this outstanding program, Straight & Narrow opened La Vida Child Care Center Too in 1999. La Vida Too, located at 116 Jackson Street in Paterson, is an Abbott preschool for three and four-year-old children.

The mission of the two childcare centers is to provide superior early education for children. This is accomplished in a loving and nurturing environment where the children’s physical and emotional needs are continuously monitored by a staff of well-trained and dedicated professionals and para-professionals. The goal of the childcare centers is to equip the children, who almost certainly would not otherwise have such an opportunity, with the fundamental skills needed to begin school, and ultimately, to provide them with the educational and socialization foundation that will carry them through a rewarding and successful educational and life experience.

The childcare programs emphasize school readiness, parent involvement and the achievement of early childhood developmental tasks. These objectives are implemented in a full-day program with a curriculum that includes age-appropriate educational, social and recreational activities. Straight & Narrow’s child care centers are open five days a week from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM to accommodate those parents who have multiple responsibilities and/or work long hours.

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Our Locations

La Vida Child Care Center One
396 Straight St.
Paterson, NJ 07501
973-279-600
La Vida Childcare Center Too
116 Jackson St.
Paterson, NJ 07501
973-279-600
La Vida Childcare Center Three
New Location!

Carol St.
Paterson, NJ 07501
973-569-0001

 
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