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Champions at Joseph M. Ferraina Early Childhood

80 Avenel Blvd. Long Branch NJ 07740
(848) 275-7036


Champions has a great solution for busy working families: activities that combine fun and learning, together with the safety and convenience of a high-quality program right inside your school. Champions offers a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep your child exploring and growing.

From art, dramatic play, math and science to problem-solving, language, motor skills and more, we help your child continue learning and developing essential life skills – whether school is in session or not.

Before- and After-School: Preschool and Pre-K

Ages: 3-5
Dates: 2021/2022 School Year (Dates subject to change according to school district’s schedule)
Hours: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM // 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Our program for early learners ages 3 to 5 years was created to provide a safe, fun, and enriching location for preschool-age children during out-of-school time hours. Children enrolled in this program attend the full-day preschool or kindergarten program offered by their school district, then come to Champions before and after the regular school day. With our age-appropriate activities, your child will strengthen skills in art, dramatic play, math and science, problem-solving, language, motor skills and more.

Spring Break

Dates: April 18-22, 2022
Hours: 7: 00 AM - 6:00 PM

Winter Break

Dates: December 23-30, 2021
Hours: 7: 00 AM - 6:00 PM

2021/2022 School Year
Before- and After-School: Pre-School
1-2 days: $35.50 per week
3 days: $45.50 per week
4-5 days: $56 per week

1-2 days: $47.50 per week
3 days: $58 per week
4-5 days: $75.50 per week

Winter/Spring Break
$34 per day

Additional Fees:
Registration: $40 per child or $60 per family
Non-Swiping Penalty: $8 per instance
Non-School Full Day: $44
Multi-child: 10%
Military: 15%
School District Employee: 20%

How soon can my child start Champions?

Your child can attend our program as early as 48 hours after you complete the online enrollment process.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is charged weekly on Thursday mornings for the following week, and is due by Friday. Payments can be made with a debit or credit card through your online account. We offer autopay for your convenience, so you can store your payment account and it will be charged weekly.

What if my child’s schedule changes?

Please make any schedule changes by Wednesday for the following week. Tuition is based on the schedule you have chosen in the system.

What if there are school closures or changes in scheduling?

During inclement weather conditions, it may be necessary to delay and/or close schools and childcare sites entirely. Champions will follow the delay schedule set by the school district. If school is cancelled, Champions will be cancelled. Please be sure to check with your local Champions contact to find out how scheduling is handled in the event of either an early release or late start, and always call ahead if you are unsure whether Champions will be in operation for these types of days.

When do I need to pick up my child?

Please be available to pick up your child before or as near the program end time as possible. To avoid late fees, arrive to collect your child within 15 minutes after the listed time. Fees will apply for extended tardiness as follows; $10.00 for the first 16-30min, and an additional $10 each 15min following that.