In New Brunswick, day care is available on the Cook, Douglass, and Livingston campuses. On the Cook campus, the Department of Nutritional Sciences runs a half-day preschool for three- and four-year-olds, which is open during the academic year only. The fee is set for the academic year with limited scholarships available based upon financial need. For information, call 732/932-8895.
On the Douglass campus, the Department of Psychology runs the Douglass Psychology Child Study Center. This center offers full-time day care for children who are one through six years of age. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round. Kindergarten is offered in two and one-half hour sessions, Monday through Friday, within the day. A summer camp program for school-aged children also is offered. The fee for care is based on the number of days. Different payment plans are available (weekly, monthly, and yearly). For information, call 732/932-8881.
The Rutgers-Livingston Day Care Center on the Livingston campus is a private, nonprofit center that offers a full-time developmental program for children two years of age through kindergarten age. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round. There are two fee rates: (1) set rate tuition and (2) reduced rate tuition based on family size and income. For an application form and information, call 732/445-8881.
All the day care services are heavily used, and there is frequently a waiting list. Students should contact the centers early.