PrimeTime, located in the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, offers before and after school care for children enrolled in the Cranford Public School System, Kindergarten through 6th grade. PrimeTime was founded in 1990 by a committee of the First Presbyterian Church, spear headed by Virginia Waters. Karin Burk was chosen to be the first director of the program and is still actively involved today.
Our purpose is to provide a comfortable, caring atmosphere for children of working parents. We strive to create a place where children may build relationships, pursue a wide variety of interests, and develop their creativity and imagination. We offer a wide variety of activities including, arts and crafts, hands on science experiments, cooking clubs and sports in our full size gymnasium. A quiet place is also available for children to do their homework.
PrimeTime is licensed by the NJ Department of Children and Families. Our facility has met all the health and safety requirements required by the State of NJ and all of our staff members have been background checked and are CPR and First Aid certified.
The PrimeTime room
Full size Gymnasium and Stage
The Little Gym
K-1st graders room
Full size pool table and Foosball table!
Check out the PrimeTime building. We have tons of rooms filled with activities for all ages!
Testimonials from our Parent Surveys
“We appreciate the warmth of the staff… out daughter loves it there!”
“You meet the needs of the working parent and we can count of you. You are consistent.”
“I really appreciate the parent nights. For a single mom, it really gives me a lot of help and peace of mind. Thank you all for a great job!”
“All the activities that you do everyday keep all the kids happy. My daughter comes home happy everyday.”
“You involve kids into so many different activities! My son loves PrimeTime and knowing that he’s so happy there, gives me peace of mind throughout my day.”
“Your program overall is quite excellent. Sometimes I would ask my son if he wanted to come home early and would say ‘no’ because he didn’t want to miss something at PrimeTime. All of your efforts and kindness has been very much appreciated over these years. Thank you!”
“The staff, both before and after school, are always friendly and are watching the kids – they know where the kids are and what they are doing at all times. In his 4 years at before and after care, our son has never had an unpleasant experience. We are very pleased with PrimeTime.”
“Everyone is so friendly and caring. I feel at ease when my daughter is with you!”
“The care is very good. We are very pleased with PrimeTime and the supportive staff.”
“The kindergarten leaders are phenomenal! They are friendly and warm- and always have a smile on their face!”
“PrimeTime is a very organized and dependable organization.”
“Parent communication and the safety of the students is top notch. PrimeTime offers a secure environment and sometimes my daughter does not want to go home. I’m happy she loves it there.”
“I am happy my child is safe, his leaders are nice and the receptionist is quick and friendly at the time of pickup.”
“I feel that you all truly care about my children. I feel like I am leaving them with friends. I also feel that the staff acts the same if parents are there or not.”
“My daughter is happy, her homework is done, everyone is super nice… can’t ask for more!”
“Our kids have a lot of fun with their friends at PrimeTime. I don’t worry about their safety or care. I’m amazed with the crafts they do and the games they play – always something different.”