180 Schedule & Fees

“A Smart Start for your child’s future”

Smart Start Academy 180 campus offers the convenience of being centrally located on “restaurant row” in the historical downtown Jersey located at 180 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302. 

Smart Start 180 is designed for children ages 6 weeks-24 months. Students over 24 months will attend our center located at 532 Jersey ave Jersey City NJ 07302. (Located directly across the street)

Center direct number 201 461-6262


The academic year runs from September through June and parents are required to pay for the entire school year regardless of holidays, start dates, inclement weather, unforeseen circumstances and student absences.  All parents are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable security placement fee to secure their child’s spot in our program. This fee will be applied in June, the last month of the academic school year with proper 2 month notice provided. If families decide to end their enrollment at S.S.A, they must provide 2 months advance notice. Please note, Security Placement fee is only refunded in the form of tuition. 

At Smart Start’s downtown location we also offer additional services to help busy parents including weekday and weekend smart sitter service, emergency care for children up to 18 months, extended nursery hours for children 6 weeks to 18 months old and social enrichment.

For students 19 months and older, we offer multiple preschool schedule options with 2-,3- and 5-day school schedules and full and half-day options.


Smart Babies (6 weeks-18 mo.)

ScheduleTime2 Days (T,TH)3 Days (M,W,F)5 Days (M-F)
Nursery + Extended7:00AM-7:00PM$1399.99$1799.99$2199.99
Nursery Hours 7:00AM-2:30PMN/AN/AN/A
Half Day7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/AN/A

Smart Starters  (19 mo.- 35 mo. )

ScheduleTime2 Days (T,TH)3 Days (M,W,F)5Days (M-F)
Preschool+ Extended 7:00AM-7:00PM$1299.99$1649.99$1999.99
Preschool 7:00AM-2:30PM$1099.99$1399.99$1749.99
Half Days:7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1699.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$799.99$899.99$1199.99

Smart Learners (36 mo.& up)

ScheduleTime2 Days (T,TH)3 Days (M,W,F)5Days (M-F)
Preschool+ Extended7:00AM-7:00PM$1249.99$1599.99$1899.99
Half Days7:00AM-12:30PMN/AN/A$1549.99
Social Enrichment Program2:30PM-7:00PM$599.99$799.99$999.99

Additional S.S.A Programs

ServicesTime6 Weeks- 18 mo.19 mo.- 35 mo.36 mo.& up
Emergency CareMinimum of 3 hrs $25.00 PER HRN/AN/A
After school 3:00pm- 7:00pmN/AN/AN/A
After School w S.S.A pick up 2:30pm- 7:00pmN/AN/AN/A
Smart Sitter
Min of 4 hrs
$19.00 per hr
(per child)
$19.00 per hr
(per child)
$19.00 per her
(per child)
Smart Sitter
Weekends & Holidays
Min 4 hrs
$23.00 per hr
(per child)
$23 per hr
(per child)
$23 per hr
( per child)
 *Back-up care participates must call at least 2 hours ahead to confirm availability.

Tuition fees are subject to change

Additional Fees:

Non- refundable Annual Application Fee: $150.00 (Cash/ Certified Check) (due every July)
Security Placement Fee: $1000.00
Yearly School Supplies & Materials: varies depending on student’s attendance schedule
Late Pick up Fees: $1 per minute

Smart Start Academy’s Tuition Policy

Smart Start Academy requires a full academic school year (Sept-June) commitment from all of our families. If commitment is not met, security placement fee, tuition, and yearly school supplies fees are forfeited. The security placement fee is not refundable, non-transferable and will only  be applied to the last month of student enrollment with proper 2 month written notice provided to the center student is attending. 

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