Sussex County Surrogate at Little Sprouts


Sussex County Surrogate Gary Chiusano read to the children at Little Sprouts this week.

Sussex County Surrogate Gary Chiusano recently visited the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several books to the children as part of the school’s Celebrity Reader program. The Little Sprouts Early Learning Center is operated by Project Self-Sufficiency, a local non-profit agency which offers a wide variety of services to families in northwestern New Jersey. “It is truly a pleasant experience to participate in the reading program for the ‘little sprouts’ at Project Self Sufficiency,” commented Chiusano. “Although there were quite a few smiling faces among the children, it was because of them that my smile may have been the biggest one of all.”
Little Sprouts Early Learning Center features separate classrooms for each age group, from infancy through preschool. Fully-qualified teachers are available in each school room and the child-teacher ratio adheres to or exceeds state standards. Each classroom has new equipment, as well as learning centers for dramatic play, computers, science, housekeeping, sand and water play, reading, and music. The center also contains an all-purpose room for active indoor play and parent presentations, as well as a sick room for those children who may fall ill during the day. The center is equipped with two separate playgrounds, one for younger tots and one for older children.
Little Sprouts Early Learning Center offers space for 83 youngsters, ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Free preschool is available for Newton residents ages 3 – 4; students must have turned 3 years old by October 1, 2018. All types of subsidized daycare are accepted, including New Jersey Cares for Kids and Work First New Jersey. The center also offers the National School Lunch Program, providing nutritionally-balanced, low-cost or free lunches to eligible children each school day. The Little Sprouts Early Learning Center is located at 127 Mill St in Newton. For more information visit the center’s website, www.littlesproutsearlylearningcenter.org or call 973-940-3540