Meet Our Administrative Team

Elzadie Smith
Executive Director

Winifred Smith
Agency Director

Chelsy Smith
Director

Mariel Mercado
Administrative Assistant

Shane West
Fiscal Specialist

Consistency Of Care


Start young. Start strong.

Reams of scientific data and behavioral research show that starting a child on the path to a future of learning begins in infancy. These early years are the best time for developing the fundamental skills needed to be successful in life. While children this young may not always remember what they’ve heard, they will always remember how they were made to feel.At Zadie’s, we are committed to making your child feel good about him or herself, reinforcing your efforts at home to develop a child who is confident, well educated and aware of their unlimited possibilities. We help children understand that they are valued, and we make each child feel special every day.

Children should always be given proper individualized attention and be constantly encouraged, hugged, respected and accepted. We welcome you to visit Zadie’s anytime and see for yourself how our special nurturing environment helps children learn, grow and excel.

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Zadie’s Early Childhood Center

280 S. Harrison Street
East Orange, NJ 0701

Phone number

(973) 395-5100
Fax Number: 862-438-8682