hillcrestchild@optonline.net | 23 Grove St, Bayville NJ 08721
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Child Care & Preschool Center in Bayville, New Jersey


Hillcrest Academy in Bayville, New Jersey, is a warm, welcoming child care and preschool center located on 2 acres of property with a big playground area. This educational facility opened more than 25 years ago, and many teachers have been with us for more than 20 years.
Our philosophy involves teaching classroom guidelines while exposing your child to new ideas and concepts through activities, including swimming lessons, and day trips not available in most cookie-cutter day care centers. Each child experiences many life lessons first hand, to build on and gain a love for learning.
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Infant Care

Your child will feel right at home with seasoned staff members that are trained to make the transition from home to an exciting, activity-enriched environment seamless. Daily experience sheets are filled out and sent home to keep you informed of your child's schedule for the day.

Toddler Care

Children are highly encouraged to develop a refined vocabulary and self-help skills. The program enables them to think and do for themselves, and also helps them prepare for their pre-school age.

Preschool Program

Hillcrest Academy is well known for its comprehensive preschool program. We pride ourselves in teaching your child everything they need to begin their elementary education, and in bringing out a love for learning.


In our Pre-Kindergarten program, students develop a variety of skills, including letter recognition, letter sounds, and writing. Many parents have returned to tell us how well prepared their children were for elementary school.

Busing & Fun Clubs

Our center offers early drop-off busing from the local schools for working parents, as well as after school programs with fun clubs your child can join. These clubs are intended to keep your child interested and engaged.
Contact us today to register your child for an exciting early education experience.
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 06:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Sat-Sun - Closed
Proudly Serving:
Bayville, Lanoka Harbor, Lacey, Forked River, & Pine Beach, New Jersey
Teacher of the Year
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
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