Monmouth Day Care Center Inc., a non-profit child care center was formed in 1969 under the sponsorship of the Revitalization Corps, National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Red Bank Section, Junior League of Monmouth County, Council of Churches, and Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Central New Jersey. There was a need for child care services as many mothers were entering the workforce or continuing their education.
The Center opened with one class of three and four year old children at the United Methodist Church in Red Bank. In 1972 three additional classes began meeting at the Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church. Enrollment continued to grow and in 1976 the Center moved to its present location, which required extensive renovations because it was a former dairy.
In 1987 Monmouth Day Care Center became the first child care center in Monmouth County and the eighth in New Jersey to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Center continues to maintain this accreditation.
Over the years the Center has provided programs for school age children, children with special needs, infants, toddlers and preschoolers. In 2009 Monmouth Day Care Center entered into a partnership with the Red Bank Board of Education. Through this partnership preschool children who live in Red Bank attend the Center. In 2018 the Center received a star rating from the GROW NJ Kids Program, the 4th center in Monmouth County to receive this distinction.