The Village Learning Center is a Child Care Provider You Can Trust

The Village Learning Center has been a part of the Pennington, NJ community for over 35 years, offering a safe, nurturing environment that fosters learning through discovery.

We understand that today’s active families need a partner that really understands the need for safe, reliable, and loving care. At the core of our center, you’ll find dedicated and highly trained staff who are deeply committed to providing your child the skills they need to reach their individual potential.

Additionally, The Village Learning Center is part of Early Learning Academies (ELA) family, a growing network of trusted early childhood learning centers led by a team of seasoned and committed childcare professionals.


At The Village Learning Center, we aim to foster a love of learning and exploration in a nurturing, secure environment. Throughout all of our classrooms, our play-based approach to learning cultivates an environment that focuses on the whole child and their physical, emotional, and cognitive needs.

Using Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool, a comprehensive, research-based curriculum recommended by the New Jersey Department of Education, we help children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical-thinking skills. As a part of the curriculum, The Village Learning Center promotes social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive skills developed in our classrooms.

Our Teachers

The importance of quality teachers cannot be overstated. In addition to their warmth and sensitivity to the needs of young children, our teachers and assistants are carefully chosen for their experience and training in the fields of early childhood education and child development. Continuous education and participation in early childhood organizations helps our staff stay abreast of the latest developments in childhood education.

As a fully licensed childcare center, our teachers are all trained in First-Aid and CPR and have undergone state background checks.

NJ Department of Children & Family

NJ Department of Children & Family

The Office of Licensing (OOL) is the licensing and regulatory authority of the Department of Children and Families. OOL licenses and regulates child care centers, youth and residential programs, resource family homes and adoption agencies.


When your little one is in our care, you never need to worry about their safety! The Village Learning Center puts safety first. We utilize secure sign-in/out technology that provides our staff with real-time attendance information. Our childcare system, Smartcare, also allows us to notify parents immediately of any urgent situations. All entrances are monitored by staff or cameras and require passcodes or QR codes for entry. Additionally, staff participate in regular emergency preparedness training and drills.