Highlands, NJ - Sandy Hook Child Care Center (SHCCC), located in historic Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, celebrates the end of it 30th Anniversary in 2010 with the launch of an exciting, new website (www.sandyhookchildcare.org). Designed by Andiamo Creative Company of Freehold, the unique, interactive web design proves a fun, informative stop for families seeking affordable, eco-friendly childcare on the Jersey Shore.

"Children blossom in the Sandy Hook Child Care Center's national park setting and we are thrilled that our new website depicts the cheerful charm our families enjoy everyday on Sandy Hook. We are honored that Maryann Small and Sharon West of Andiamo Creative Company chose our organization to donate their extraordinary talents and time," said Jessica Long, Executive Director, Sandy Hook Child Care Center.

The website's homepage (www.sandyhookchildcare.org) welcomes you with happy swimming fish, fluttering butterflies, and a rising sun,  and quirky, fun sounds abound of fish, whales, birds, budding flowers, gulls, and more. It's also interactive so your child can make bubbles float, owls hoot, and grow flowers with the click of a computer mouse.  Helpful information such as school rates, the application process, event calendar, our garden, organic bites, green initiatives, links to organizational partners and supporters, and photos from throughout the years are available on the easy to navigate website.

As the website banner states, the Sandy Hook Child Care Center is  "Where Children Have a Whale of a Time!" Visit www.sandyhookchildcare.org and learn more about the Center today.

About Sandy Hook Child Care Center

Celebrating 30-years of parent-run daycare and preschool, the Sandy Hook Child Care Center (SHCCC) is a nonprofit center founded in 1980 by parents working at the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory. Sandy Hook Child Care Center is located in a cheerful historic home with a large garden and play area on the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. The organization is a loving, affordable state licensed, nonprofit childcare and preschool program dedicated to the needs of infants, tots, and toddlers looking for a small, eco-friendly environment. The teacher to child ratio is very intimate, as our maximum capacity each day is 15 children.

Sandy Hook Child Care Center teachers take an individual approach with each child, fostering independence and respecting their emerging personality, talents, sensitivities, and abilities. The teachers develop routines that frame the day: clearing dishes, working the garden, enjoying a craft, reading, dancing, singing, and so much more.  The Center's environment is our curriculum, with age appropriate activities emerging as the children develop, based on reading, math, science, as well as their interests and the space around them. In these early years the emphasis is on play, movement, and developing relationships that foster a sense of comfort and security.

A historic note, Sandy Hook Child Care Center's house was used as Sergeant's family housing for many years, from the late 1890's into the 1960's. Additional information on the school can be found in Thomas Hoffman's book, "Fort Hancock" published by Arcadia

SHCCC has reasonable rates and flexible full or part‐time schedules are available. Hours are 7:30 am ‐ 6pm, Monday – Friday. Diversity of ages: (6 weeks to 6 years).  Call Jessica Long, Executive Director, at (732) 291-2368 for more information.


If you are an alumni family, or friend of historic Fort Hancock and wish to assist the Sandy Hook Child Care Center raise funds for upcoming renovation projects please call us at (732) 291-2368 or visit our website (www.sandyhookchildcare.org) and donate safely and securely online. Tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated this holiday season.

About Andiamo Creative Co.

Andiamo Creative Company, located in Freehold, NJ, is a full-service marketing agency that provides online and offline design and marketing services, including brand identity development, print materials and website design. AndiamoCC.com.