The NJIT child care center is open to the children of employees, students, employees of tenants in the university's incubator program and residents in the neighboring community.

Operated by Sarah Ward Nursery, the child care center is located at 105 Lock Street.  Sarah Ward has an additional facility on Jay Street in Newark.

Child care is available for infants and children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.  Sarah Ward offers an after school program for children ages 5 - 13.  Hours of operation are 6:30 am - 6:30 pm. 

The center offers developmentally appropriate activities for each age group including hands-on pre-math, science, language, and reading activities. Programs and activities are divided into several different levels:

  •  Infant
  • Young Toddler
  • Toddler
  • Young Preschooler
  • Preschooler

The Sarah Ward parent company of the NJIT-Sarah Ward Nursery recently funded a CWI grant proposal to provide education and training in parenting for NJIT families, as well as local families.  The first workshop for fall 2007 is a safety talk entitled “Measures to Prevent Your Child from being Kidnapped, Abducted and Exploited.”

For more information on the parenting workshops, contact Lynn Riker at 973-596-3039 (  For more information, call the Sarah Ward Nursery at 973-645-0442.