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Our Mission

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We believe that every child is unique and will grow at his or her own pace. Our teachers spend time nurturing children’s strengths and encouraging them to reach new heights.

Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where your child will learn through age appropriate activities that are both fun and challenging. Our center provides an educational based curriculum starting in our infant room through the time that they graduate.  Through our daily activities, the children will learn to become more independent, follow directions, and learn the skills necessary to prepare them for success in their future education. Children learn while at play. We will encourage your child to grow through cooperative play, dramatic play, arts and crafts, fine and large motor activities. We are confident that with our parents’ and staffs’ continuing support the children will have a wonderful experience at So Big Child Development Center. 

Our Team

James & Johanna Kimberlin - Owners

Johanna Kimberlin

James and Johanna have four sons. They understand how important it is to have your child in an environment where they are safe and can grow as individuals. This has inspired their goal to always provide the best possible care for your child by focusing on the safety and development of every child enrolled at So Big.

Johanna, as Head Teacher, has a degree in Early Childhood Development, and is certified in Elementary Education. She has over 20 years experience working with young children.

James, Johanna and their staff look forward to seeing your child learn, develop and grow during his/her years at So Big Child Development Center.

Casey  Santora- Director 

Casey comes from an extensive childcare background.  Over the past several years she has been working with children as a teacher and administrator in a childcare setting.  Casey is currently pursing her masters degree in social work to become a licensed clinical social worker.  Her passion for working with children stems from the reward of seeing them grow, develop, and accomplish new things.  


Our staff is a highly qualified group of teachers. Their combined training includes Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, B.A, A.A. degrees, Master in Education, CDA, and/or years experience working with young children. The staff is certified in First Aid and CPR. On a monthly basis, they receive continuing education training which keeps them informed about the most recent developments and policies concerning child care.

Contact Us

You can call us at 973-835-0044 or fill out the form below (no colored pencils required), and we will be happy to get back to you to answer any questions you might have.

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