At our Randolph location, our developmental approach includes age-appropriate curriculum and assessment tools designed to prepare children for a successful transition to elementary school. The combination of a safe, playful atmosphere and our team of experienced professionals ensures a perfect balance for children in our care.

We prioritize the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of each child, fostering an environment where they can comfortably explore new concepts and develop their skills, knowledge, and talents. Our commitment to partnership with parents goes beyond passive involvement—we actively advocate for each child’s success throughout their early education journey.

We recognize the unique needs of parents in the local community and we celebrate and respect various cultures and their values. Parents can rest assured that, at Marigold Academy in Randolph, their children are not only growing but also developing to reach their full potential in a supportive and enriching environment.

Director – Ms. Millie

Hi, my name is Millie Maldonado, and I am the Director of Operations at Marigold
Academy. The last 25 years of my life have been devoted to education in some
capacity. My journey began as a preschool teacher, I later taught elementary and middle
school. When the need arose for a high school, I had the pleasure of being a part of the
development team that created and later oversaw the high school we developed.
Although my roles have changed throughout the years, my love for children has
remained steadfast. I am happy to find myself back in the preschool world, better
equipped to lead my staff in providing the best preschool experience to your child.

Assistant Director – Ms. Emily

My name is Emily Navas I am a preschool teacher with over 15 years of teaching
experience. I have taught in both New Jersey and Orlando. Teaching is a genuine
passion that I wholeheartedly adore.
I have a CDA in childhood education and am always eager to learn new ways to
approach childhood academics and development. My teaching philosophy revolves
around fostering an environment where students not only gain academic knowledge but
also acquire important skill sets. I find joy in helping kids learn, grow, and thrive.

“All 3 of my kids have gone to the Marigold Academy and it has been a great experience. Not only did my oldest daughter leave more than ready for her first year of kindergarten but my other two children are still enrolled and go in with smiles every day. The staff is top-notch from top to bottom. They go above and beyond to make sure my kids get the attention they deserve. They also provide year-round care with the summer camp option which has been great for us. I highly recommend checking it out before you enroll anywhere else.”

Rogers Family

“I would absolutely recommend Marigold Academy. Both of my kids have been there since they were babies. The staff is warm, friendly, and very loving. My children come home every day with smiles on their face and love showing and telling me what they learned that day!”

Forina Family

“Marigold Academy is wonderful! The teachers and staff have been AMAZING and very helpful! My daughter has learned so much and is always excited for school each day. Their communication throughout the day is tremendous. We cannot say enough about Marigold Academy.”

Diorio Family

“Absolutely wonderful environment for children to learn and grow. The teachers are loving and are truly invested in the success of the kids. The Director, Millie, is very professional and easy to approach, when needed. Highly recommend it.”

Shankar Family

“Marigold Academy has truly provided us with the wonderful family-feel we were looking for when searching for childcare for our children. The teachers truly care about their students and they have a great mix of curriculum, learning, and fun! They keep the students busy all day and even mix in yoga, visits from special guests like dentists and firefighters, and we can’t wait to see how much fun the summer program will be!”

Ryan Family

“Our family couldn’t be happier with Marigold Academy! He has grown so much in this short time, thanks to his teachers – especially Miss Rhonda. His writing has really developed and he counts like crazy! He’s always been good at making friends, but even his social skills have blossomed as well. The entire staff has been wonderful. A few other random things: The location is great. They offer a lunch service (additional cost paid directly to a vendor), which we’ve used the whole time. My picky child is actually eating real food. It’s a miracle. The school uses an app that makes communication with staff and teachers very easy and they send pictures every day of what your kiddo is up to. They have a nice playground area with just enough things to play on and a safe area to ride little cars and tricycles. We really couldn’t ask for more in a daycare and wish we had sent him there earlier!”

Levin Family

“Our daughter is loved, kept safe, stimulated, and nourished both academically and emotionally. We have become incredibly fond of every teacher at Marigold Academy and are able to rest easy knowing our little one is in such caring hands. We would recommend Marigold Academy to anyone who is choosing a daycare/school. They will treat your child as their own!”

Arwady Family

FAQ

We are open Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

We never overcrowd our classrooms; we strive to create a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning and development. Our children to teacher ratios are generous and better than state requirement.

Our days provide structure for our kids while allowing for loads of fun, learning, exploration, and growth. While the daily routine is the same, the learning that takes place is varied to address our little learners.

We abide by all state cleaning requirements. In addition, our staff cleans all toys and high contact points throughout the day. At the end of each day, we have a professional cleaning company that cleans and disinfects the entire facility.

Yes, many of our teachers are either certified or have obtained their CDA (Child Development Associate). Equally as important our teachers come with a wealth of experience and continue their learning throughout the year via teacher trainings.

Our health policy abides by state and local township health department requirements. We always encourage parents to keep their child home if they are sick. However, if a child becomes ill while in our care, we refer to our sick policy, provided to our parents upon registration. Please contact our school for our detailed health policy.

Weather permitting, we aim to take the children out twice a day. We believe that the fresh air, sun, and outdoors are just as important for child development. Our outdoor playground is greater than 10,000 sqft, therefore we have ample space to take all our children out simultaneously, and not having to take turns with other groups in the school.

Yes, we do offer a sibling discount, which is 10% off the oldest child’s monthly tuition.

We have developed our own curriculum that addresses the whole child. Cognitively, physically, and emotionally. We want children to be excited about learning as we prepare them to take the next steps in their development. Some of the areas we include in our curriculum are phonics, yoga, STEAM and writing.

Yes, we train and certify all our teachers in CPR/First Aid/AED every two years. We also train our teachers in safety procedures, drills, and evacuations.

 

 

Contact us


Address

1176 NJ-10
Randolph, New Jersey 07869
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Phone: (862) 362- 2100
Email Address: randolph@marigoldacademy.com