600 Scarborough Drive  EHT., NJ 08234 609-645-9800



English Creek Academy & Early Years

Child Care / Learning Centers


 Owner: Laura Pappas

English Creek Academy is a leader in the childcare profession. Our purpose is to provide the highest quality childcare and preschool education in a secure, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Our most important priority is your child, and we strive to assure that all children’s experiences are educational, fun, and safe.



Children learn and develop best in a secure and loving environment. Since we are concerned with the whole child, we aim to balance development in all areas: social, emotional, physical, and intellectual. Our staff is dedicated to helping children build their skills, strengths, self-esteem and self-confidence. Our teachers understand the importance of children learning to nurture confidence. Parents are welcome in our center at anytime and are considered partners in the educational process.



Our teachers are fully certified or hold credentials in early childhood education or a related field. All teachers are required to take refresher courses and undergo routine physical examinations. All staff members are chosen for their warmth, training, experience in caring for and educating young children. Additionally, backgrounds are thoroughly investigated before employment.



Our school is among the first in the country to offer parents the opportunity to visit their children from work or home through our internet camera capabilities. We have installed 42 cameras in order to have a more complete monitoring experience for our parents and relatives. Watching your child happily involved in school activities is often a relief and an exciting experience. Relatives and friends in other states can view for fun too. Classrooms have viewing windows and security cameras. These cameras are monitored by the administrator and director throughout the day. Our center has an electronic access entry system that allows only authorized persons to enter the building. Biometric fingerprint scanning has been implemented, to add an additional layer of security, to the entrances to both of our facilities. 


What Our Families Are Saying About Us

Dan Jones from Mays Landing writes:

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding care you have given to our son. Shortly, after arriving in the area three years ago, we were accepted to English Creek Academy. As you can imagine, finding a quality daycare provider for Nikita was our highest priority.

Since Nikita's arrival at English Creek Academy, Oksana and I felt very comfortable and safe leaving Nikita. Your staff's demeanor, positive attitude, and work ethics have been appreciated over the years. When we first arrived, we had the ability to watch from afar the care provided on your state-of-the-art monitoring system. Your've always gone above and beyond for our family and that is greatly appreciated. I attribute much of Nikita's character, positive and friendly attitude, and personality to the care and education provided at English Creek Academy.

Thoughout all of my years as a parent, some daycare providers have perfomed well but none of them left a significant impression on me. However, English Creek Academy has done just that! As a retired Air Force member, I've been all over the world with my dughter's and no daycare can compare to yours. I will continue to refer parents to your truly outstanding Child Care Learning Center!


Daniel A. Jones


Christine Gras of Egg Harbor Township writes:

Dear Laura,

I would like to thank you for running such an amazing facility! From day one many years ago, I never worried about the safety of my children. Your school has not only provided me with peace of mind over the years (which is priceless) but has given my children an amazing foundation of intellect. I appreciate your kindness in working with me financially and having a wonderful staff, especially Jean!

Thank you so much!

Christine & Steve Gras