Palisades Child Care Center Opens Expanded Location in North Bergen

Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco Helps Celebrate Grand Opening

On October 1, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco helped lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Palisades Child Care Center's new, expanded location at 7701 Marine Road in North Bergen. The new, state-of-the-art center features:

  • Larger classrooms equipped with new computers
  • An indoor activity center
  • Two (2) age-appropriate playgrounds
  • Web camera viewing for parents

In the photo...

(at center) North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco cuts the grand opening ribbon for Palisades Child Care Center's new, expanded location at 7701 Marine Road in North Bergen. Standing with Mayor Sacco is (left to right) David J. Berkowitz, Vice President/COO of Palisades Medical Center; Patricia Doerner, Director of the Palisades Child Care Center; Hugo Cabrera, Parks and Public Property Commissioner of North Bergen; and Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center.

Previously located in Edgewater, Palisades Child Care Center is affiliated with Palisades Medical Center and it originally opened its doors in 1984. Palisades Child Care Center is recognized as the longest-running day care center along the Hudson River waterfront serving Hudson and southern Bergen Counties. The Center’s new 7,000 square foot location is licensed for 120 children and features a modern, open-space floor plan to better accommodate classes and recreational activities within the Center.

"Palisades Child Care is an excellent addition to North Bergen and will provide our residents with the highest quality child care right here in the township," said Mayor Sacco. "Palisades Medical Center has always been a solid community partner and I am proud to welcome this newest venture to North Bergen."

Palisades Child Care Center features board-certified teachers and caregivers for children ranging in age from infants to preschoolers. The Center offers distinctive programs for each developmental level, including Infant Care (6 weeks to 9 months), Toddler Care (16 to 33 months), Young Preschool (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years), and Older Preschool (4 to 5 years). Special programs now featured within the Center's curriculum include music, fitness and motion, French and Spanish language, and a "Foster Grandparent Program" that brings children on trips to The Harborage nursing home and rehabilitation center.

"One of the biggest decisions that a parent can make is selecting a child care program that will help their child develop academically and socially," said Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center. "The new Palisades Child Care Center was designed to guarantee parents peace of mind in knowing that their children are always in a setting of learning and fun. Our attentive and kind professionals help each child learn, adjust and make the most of their experiences."

The Palisades Child Care Center is open weekdays and offers full and part-time sessions as well as after-school care. For more information, please call Patricia Doerner (201) 945-1447.