MATCH MADNESS Challenge Launched — Turning 50 Is a Great Challenge for Monmouth Day Care Center

Posted on April 2, 2019 By

We all face challenges as we grow older. For Monmouth Day Care Center (MDCC), Red Bank, who celebrated its 50th this year, however, that has proved to be a good thing! Two River Community Bank, a long-time supporter of MDCC, donated $25,000 in honor of MDCC’s 50th anniversary milestone and has pledged to match every dollar donated this year up to $25,000.

In response to this challenge, MDCC has launched MATCH MADNESS and is asking the community to help support the Match Madness Challenge, which will help the Center continue to provide a safe and stimulating environment that can nurture and challenge the children intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.

The money raised by MATCH MADNESS will also provide scholarships and a sliding scale of fees for those families who are in need, pay for necessary building upgrades; and help stock classrooms with necessary learning supplies and tools. Make checks payable to Monmouth Day Care Center or MDCC and mail them to MDCC, 9 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, NJ 07701. Write “Challenge” on check. Donations can also be made via credit card. Call 732.741.4313 or visit and click on the Donate Button.

Heidi Zaentz, executive director of MDCC, said, “The Match Madness Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for Monmouth Day Care Center to continue its mission to help others. With the support of the community, we look forward to meeting this fabulous challenge.”

Monmouth Day Care Center serves families with diverse socio-economic backgrounds from more than 25 local communities. MDDC offers scholarships and fees on a sliding scale for families who qualify. Families who do not qualify for government support but cannot afford the full cost of care receive tuition assistance based on a sliding scale fee due to substantial community fundraising efforts of the Board. Call 732-741-4313 with questions or for more information.

About Monmouth Day Care Center: Monmouth Day Care Center, a nonprofit licensed by the State of New Jersey, is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., has eight classrooms; two playgrounds; a multi-purpose room that also serves as an indoor gym; a library; and provides breakfast, lunch and snacks. Children from two months to five years old, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, who come from families with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds can attend full- or part-time. Contracts for tuition are maintained with the Division of Family Development, including Work First New Jersey Program and New Jersey Cares for Kids. Visit for more information.

History of Monmouth Day Care Center: MDCC began with just one class of children in 1969. It was the first Monmouth County School to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and star-rated by Grow NJ Kids. It was established 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.