About Us

A Letter from Our Director

Hi There!

My name is Yiselle and I am the director and owner of Learn Smart Preschool in Rutherford, NJ. (First,) I would like to thank you for your interest in my school, as a parent of a beautiful little girl, I know the kind of thought, research and trust it takes to entrust a childcare provider with your child. I am confident that Learn Smart Preschool will meet and exceed your standards for your childcare needs.

Before taking on the role of mommy and director, I attended Montclair State University where I studied Psychology and used this background as a foreground for a career in human resources. But my life would change forever when, in 2016, I had a complicated pregnancy which resulted in my daughter being born 3 months prematurely. This lead to many health complications, one of which is a weakened

immune system. After spending 4 months in the NICU, I was faced with the challenge of finding an affordable childcare center that would not only meet her cognitive and physical needs, but that also met my standards of cleanliness ad overall care. After months of searching, I was unable to find a school that I felt comfortable placing my special needs child in, so I decided to create an environment where she could thrive. This lead me to leave my career in human resources and open Learn Smart Preschool.

As the mom of a CP Warrior, I fully understand the struggles that parents go through on a daily basis just to try and keep a work/life balance. This is why we try to foster an environment where parents can leave their worries at the door. As part of our Learn Smart Family, your child will be provided with everything they need–food and blankets, to wipes and ointments. We open early and close late so that you have enough time to commute to and from work. We work with Early Intervention providers to help coordinate services for your child at our center, because we recognize how important it is to tailor each child’s experience to meet their specific needs and so that our Learn Smart parents can focus solely on family time at home. These are just a few of our unique benefits. But, by far, we owe the success of our center to our dedicated staff. We share similar beliefs and aim to nurture each child while promoting cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth. Our classroom

teachers are all beyond equipped with many years of experience and receive training on teaching strategies, childcare guidelines and health and safety regularly. All this said, I hope you understand how important it is for my staff and I to provide a childcare experience that will meet and exceed your expectations for childcare.

If you have any questions, I am always available, and I would love to chat more about myself and my staff, the school and your child or children.

Thank you again for your consideration, we would love to have you be part of our Learn Smart Family.


Yiselle Entenza


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(201) 438-7633