About Us

LittleGems is a home away from home for your babies! We take pride in our ability to care and help our babies meet each milestone at a pace that works for them. Over the years our LittleGems family has grown so much and we hope to grow even more with you!

What We Offer

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Infant / Toddler Care

At LittleGems we offer a multisensory approach of teaching in our infant and toddler rooms. No day is a perfect day in our center but our staff will always make it feel like one with their amazing care with your LittleGems! In our infant room we offer sign language communication with our babies,  individual cribs as well as follow your own infant feeding plan – we understand that each child goes at their own pace. In our toddler room we offer a curriculum based classroom – our children follow a daily schedule which includes our meals, outside playtime as well as nap time. We are all for the fun but we always put curriculum and daily life skills first, our teachers dedicate a great amount of time into our daily lesson plans and making sure our kids meet their milestones. We offer potty training service at no extra cost. In each classroom we communicate through a communicative app, we offer daily updates of your child’s day, meals, pamper changes, and activities. 

Before / After Care

Need extra childcare before or after school? We got you covered! LittleGems offers before/after care to families- you are able to have your child picked up by a bus service/ dropped off by a bus service, afternoon drop off will include our staff assisting children with their homework!

Emergency Drop Ins / Saturday Care

Have an emergency and need childcare the same day or a few days ahead? Call in and see if we have space for the day – we offer drop in services at an hourly fee! We also offer Saturday care – Every Saturday of the month LittleGems opens for 4 hour

Overnight Care

Working overnight and have no childcare? Look no further- Naya and her staff at LittleGems will have you covered. Drop off for overnight care begins at 7pm – bring their dinner – and we got the rest covered for you! Our overnight care consists of communication through an app giving live updates on your childs night.

Who We Are

From the first hello of the day to the last goodbye, we make every child feel safe, excited to learn, and nurtured with us. We are more of a daycare, we are an extended family to you and your LittleGem, we take pride in maintaining outstanding communication with our parents – as well as becoming a second home for your babies.

Meet The Owner

Miss. Naya, the owner and director of LittleGems Childcare Center developed her interest in childcare at a very young age due to their developmental stages. Naya began to take on the career path of becoming a nanny as well as became an assistant teacher at a local daycare center close to her hometown in Hoboken, NJ which helped her interests and experience grow. She attended Hudson County Community College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education (1-6) with a concentration of Psychology. While she never lost her love for teaching, she gained an appreciation for entrepreneurship.Naya decided that she was ready to start her own business and began to start the first in-home daycare in Jersey City, NJ out of her mother’s living room. As time went on and clientele grew she worked tirelessly to finally open a facility of her own. After all of her hard work Naya opened a facility located in her hometown on West Side Avenue in Jersey City, NJ. During the course of Naya’s childcare operations and opportunities she gained contracts and partnerships with outside organizations to help improve the quality of care and education as well as expanding her clientele. LittleGems accepts childcare subsidies from the local city and county childcare units, which allows us to provide childcare for low-income families who could not otherwise afford the cost on their own. With a passion for both education and business, Naya aspires to help others who share the same goal to develop a thriving business, provide high quality childcare and create a positive impact on early learning. Naya is a firm believer that no kid is to be left behind, she extends her services past the four walls of her facility, offering mentoringship, postpartum groups, Saturday drop ins, overnight care, infant and toddler care, as well as before and aftercare. Naya also supports many nonprofit organizations to show her appreciation and support to her community.

Let Our Parents Speak For Themselves

This facility is literally the best! My son has been attending for at least 6 months and the growth and progress he has made since starting has been nothing short of amazing. The communication is great & I feel 100% safe leaving my child there. They are very nurturing to all the children. You will not regret enrolling your child or children here.
Love this place it has really helped my daughter grow from a COVID baby to an adventurous and smart toddler. She loves the school as much as us. Definitely recommend this place to all parents. You won’t find a more patient and great curriculum anywhere.
My son has been enrolled in this facility for almost a full year now & I am nothing short of happy! From him jumping out of my arms at drop off to the activities / events they do! I am beyond satisfied. Being a first time mom searching for childcare was very stressful. Naya made me feel more than comfortable and did her thing with making sure my baby was well taken care of! Thank you LittleGems Family!! 🎊

At LittleGems we have a passion for children and education. Dedicated to having solid skills in communication, creativity and planning. Taking pride in teaching crucial developmental skills and preparing kids to independent learners in the future.