About

The owners of First Impressions, Nicole and Jay Ventresca, have been working in the childcare industry since 1995.  They have spent time as both classroom teachers and have been directors of childcare centers since 2000.  They have both earned their Master Degrees in Education and have dedicated their professional careers to putting together the best childcare centers in the northwestern New Jersey area.

In 2006, they decided to take the plunge and design, develop, and invest in a childcare center of their very own in Newton, New Jersey.  Since that time, they bought out their business partner at that site, put together the Sports-N-Swim Day Camp in Sparta, New Jersey in 2009, purchased a second childcare center in 2011 in Stanhope, New Jersey, and then put together a third childcare center in Lake Hopatcong (Jefferson), New Jersey that opened in late 2013.

Nicole and Jay were high school sweethearts and eventually married in 2000.  Two years later they had their first child and now have three boys of their own.  Nicole and Jay also spend a lot of time volunteering in the community by coaching various youth sports teams, teaching religious classes, being active members in the public school parent teacher organization, collecting food for local food pantries, and assisting in continuing education for the families they serve.  Between their educational background, their professional careers, and personal experience taking care of their own children, they have been able to put together childcare centers that are educational, nurturing, and understanding for the families they serve.

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