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 have purchased multiple childcare centers in Sussex and Morris counties for a total of 5 locations. They have also partnered with multiple public school districts to offer Universal Preschool.

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, serving on the local board of education, 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.