PARSIPPANY — Carousel of Learning, 244 Kingston Road, celebrated its 30th Anniversary on Wednesday, August 1.
Joining in the celebration was Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members Nicolas Limanov, Tina Valgemae, Executive Board Member Frank Cahill, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Advisory Committee member Thomas Williams.
In 1988 Debbie Arntzen had been directing a childcare center and her father mentioned that she should look at Carousel of Learning because it was for sale. She was 28 at that time and had only dreamed of owning my own center.
It became reality on September 1, 1988 when she took ownership of Carousel of Learning. The center needed a lot of work and the paperwork was incomplete. The State helped her to get things in order.
In 1995 Arntzen was able to purchase the building and property.
In 1998, Carousel held it’s 10th anniversary expansion celebration! They added another classroom in order to start accepting infants. They also updated many things inside.
Carousel of Learning is in the process of obtaining Grow NJ Kids accreditation which will make them even better. They keep adding new technology to keep up with the times.
They are Angel Watch accredited: a security network that provides parents with camera access to their child’s classroom. Each child also has the bright wheel app that is a personal feed to keep parents updated on all their child’s activities throughout the day.
Debbie said “I have watched hundreds of children grow up! I have had some alumni come and work here, others have had their children attend! It’s wonderful that so many families keep in touch through visiting, holiday cards etc. We are truly a great big family!! I feel honored to be the head of the Carousel family!”
“It’s amazing that it has now been 30 years here and I’m still loving it,” said Arntzen.
Their commitment to child care is of the highest degree. Since 1997, they have been voted “Best Day Care Center in Morris County” in the Daily Record by “Readers’ Choice”.
Carousel of Learning provides Day Care, Infant Care, Toddler Programs and Pre-School Programs.
They are a fully-licensed day care center offering high quality services for children six weeks to five years old.