Although the look of the building and name may be different than the previous location, the experienced teaching staff and Ajakie family owned operators are the same and always on site to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for all the children in their care.  The spacious design of the classrooms and age-appropriate learning materials provide the perfect backdrop for children to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.  

 Age specific programs are offered for children from six weeks to five years of age.  At New River Child Care teachers recognize that every child learns differently and progresses at their own pace.  We provide opportunities for children to investigate and use materials while they participate in self-directed activities that build problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 

 The curriculum is based on extensive research and the work of child development experts who promote a lifetime love of learning. It's the kind of childcare and education you just won't find anywhere else.  You'll feel great knowing that your child is in a safe environment, having fun and learning every step of the way.

 Our program includes VPK, and offers families full and part-time programs, daily lunch and snacks, and an HD audio/video security monitoring system. 

VPK SCORE READINESS We are excited to announce that our 2012-2023 Prekindergarten VPK class scored a 100% on the Kindergarten Readiness Test. Congratulations to our graduates and our preschool teachers!


-Discusses basic components of nurturing care and teaching - understanding children, creating a responsive environment, and partnering with families.

-Promotes children's development and learning through daily routines and purposeful play.

-Focuses on exploration and discovery as a way of learning, and enabling children to develop confidence.

-Offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction to meet the needs of each child.

-Addresses important areas of learning from social-emotional, math, and the arts, incorporating them in every part of the day.

​-Provides opportunities for observation to help teachers build a strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.


GOLD SEAL Gold Seal Quality Care Accredited Preschool since 2001, a Florida established accreditation to nationally recognize centers whose standards reflect quality in the level of care and supervision provided to the children. 


Florida Association for Child Care Management - Member 2000 to Present Board member – 2001 to 2007.
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New River Child Care/Learning Center is a new 10,800 sq. ft. facility, which opened its doors on Monday, March 17, 2014.  Located just north of Broward Boulevard on NW 7th Avenue, New River, formerly Tutor Time Fort Lauderdale established in 1994, is a family-owned business that was once at the base of the office tower at 100 SE 3rd Avenue. 

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A.P.P.L.E. ACCREDITATION Accredited preschool center since 2001 by A.P.P.L.E. (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment).