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Ms. Luz has been recommended  to serve on the Mercer County Early Care and Learning Advisory Committee. She has accepted to serve as it demonstrates Better Beginnings's commitment to advocacy and contributes to our public relations efforts.

Form the Burke Foundation Reinvestment Fund wellcome letter:

"Thank you very much for agreeing to serve on the Mercer County Early Care and Learning Advisory Committee as part of an important project to elevate the local availability of high-quality early care and learning opportunities, especially for families with infants and toddlers who struggle to find safe, affordable options. Your unique experiences and perspectives will contribute important insights and will help make it a success.

The Burke Foundation is pleased to award your organization a $1,000 honorarium in recognition of the time and effort of serving on the Mercer County Early Care and Learning Advisory Committee. The award letter is attached for your records and a check for that amount has been prepared to send"

Great News!

Better Beginnings Child Development Center Receives Grant from Investors Foundation


Hightstown, NJ----Better Beginnings received a $500 grant from the Investors Foundation in support of early learning literacy program entitled “Let’s Read…You and Me.”  The program is presently supported by the First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown.  The project was originally funded and hosted by the Hightstown Elk Lodge 1955. The program is now in its sixth year.  With funding soon ending, Better Beginnings reached out to the Investors Foundation who has invested in the project and its continuation.   


Better Beginnings evolved from providing a nursery school experience for a few economically disadvantaged children in 1967 to becoming a NAEYC accredited early childhood education center that provides the children with developmentally-appropriate learning experiences in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.  The center is located in the educational building of the First Presbyterian Church that serves 99 (license capacity) children ages 2 thru 11.  

Luz N. Horta, Executive Director of Better Beginnings, said “These difficult times as we adapt to the mandatory guidelines for childcare centers as we address the Cov-19 challenges. Still, we remain committed to provide our families and children with an early childhood educational program that continues to “Shape Minds When Time Matters Most.”    We are appreciative that we of the support provided for the “Let’s Read..You and Me project.  This mission focuses on early literacy development, age-appropriate “Storytime” and the value of reading aloud to children.”   


Better Beginnings appreciates the Investors Foundation for valuing the importance of high-quality early childhood education, and affordable childcare.  Our heartfelt thank you for providing us the opportunity to “Shape Minds When Time Matters Most” and providing families and children opportunities to reach their full potential.   10/08/2020

COVID 19 – Please Read!

Dear Parents,

It is our heartfelt hope that everyone is doing well and remaining healthy. The Better Beginnings family is also doing our part to stop the spread of the COVID 19. Better Beginnings have been re-opened on Monday, June 15, 2020.

The school is operating at reduced attendance, and is conforming to the state / local requirements. Situations have necessitated close coordination with the Health Department to ensure appropriate actions are being taken to properly separate and quarantine students and staff members when health concerns arise (from positive COVID tests to runny noses).

Please know that the safety and well-being of our families, children, and staff remains our first priority.

Should you face any kind of Non - Medical emergency during this period, please contact your child’s teacher or the director, Luz N. Horta at or

If you have children that attend the East Windsor Regional School District, you may obtain information by visiting

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides the following information:

Symptoms: Initial flu-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, fatigue, and myalgia

Incubation period: 1-14 days

Mode of transmission: Human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets

Prevention tips: Avoiding close contact with sick individuals; frequently washing hands with soap and water; not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene.

You may obtain the latest COVID-19 information by visiting

Stay Well,

Luz N. Horta

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