About Us
Our Philosophy is based on a safe, nurturing environment where creative play is encouraged so that children have the greatest opportunity to grow and develop. The creative play philosophy is based on the premise that the more a child’s emotions are included, the more sensory information is received and the more easily learning takes place. We strive to develop opportunities for play that are appropriate, stimulating and build upon each child’s current abilities. We hope that our parents also see the importance in play as a learning tool by visiting your child’s classroom and keeping the lines of communication open between home and the school.

Our schools utilize the following learning centers to invoke play:

  • Writing
  • Math & Numbers
  • Art
  • Dramatic Play
  • Manipulative Play
  • Sand & Water
  • Computer
  • Science & Nature
  • Blocks, Puzzles & Legos
  • Gross Motor Skills


Smart from the Start Childcare is seeking full-time and part-time candidates with AA or BA degrees in Early Childhood Education at both Clifton and Chester Heights locations. Candidates must possess a degree and have at least 2 years experience in the childcare field. Paid vacations, holidays and personal days are available to full-time employees.

Please email resumes to [email protected]