Backup Care Program
Our Backup Child Care Program helps families ensure their children are cared for when their regular child care arrangements are not available for any reason. Whether your regular child care provider gets sick or you need to attend an unexpected meeting, Smart Start Academy is there to provide a temporary solution to your child care needs.
Please call ahead for fee information and to ensure that we are able to serve your child. You will also be required to fill out our Backup Care Application upon arrival.
Responsible parents are always sure to schedule babysitters whenever they know that they are going to be away from their kids. They want a trusted adult with their kids who will take care of them, give them attention, and keep them safe. However, there are so many different unexpected things that can come up during the week such as meetings at work, a sick babysitter, or a last minute emergency within the family. Any of these leave parents scrambling to find a trusted individual who can take care of their children.
For these types of instances, Smart Start Academy provides a service we call our Backup Child Care. This program is designed to give parents a backup plan so that they have a great place to drop their kids off without a lot of notice. Not only are parents able to access high quality childcare with a quick phone call, but our Backup Child Care Program helps bring a peace of mind to busy parents in a pinch when their regular child care arrangements are not available for any reason.
The Best Backup Plan
This program is only offered as a temporary solution for families. One of the best reasons parents trust us with their kids is because we are a fully licensed and operating daycare and preschool. Every day we have kids enter our doors to attend one of the many other programs and services we offer. For many, this is a benefit to a fast backup plan because our classrooms are fun, educational, and kid-friendly.
Another benefit is that we have multiple locations. This is ideal for a backup plan because if one location cannot accommodate your child or children, you aren’t out of options. Instead, you can still access our Backup Child Care through a different center.
For parents who are looking for a daily daycare or preschool program and not a temporary solution to a time crunch, we are happy to provide you with more information. Depending on the age of your child, we can help you to find a full day or regular program that meets their individual needs.
In our schools, we cater to children of many different ages. For our younger students, we offer separate infant programs as well as toddler programs. To help students get ready for kindergarten, we offer a pre kindergarten program to help them prepare. Older students are able to enroll in one of our after school programs that help to keep them entertained and out of trouble.
If you are unsure or would like to try out our Jersey City preschool or Hoboken location, starting out in Backup Care is a great idea. This helps your child get used to coming as well as introduces them to the area and routines. Whether or not you choose to enroll your child in our daycare or preschool on a regular basis, you will find that our Backup Care is a great resource to have in your pocket.
Things to Know Before You Go
Please call ahead for fee information and to ensure that we are able to serve your child. You will also be required to fill out our Backup Care Application upon arrival, so make sure you arrive with enough time to fill it out. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us or stop by for a visit. We would be happy to talk to you or show you around.