About Us

Our Mission and Vision

Mission: To instill a solid foundation of learning, laughter, and play in all our children thus forging a lifelong path to a bright future.

Vision: To serve our children, our community, and deliver the best quality of education to our preschoolers. We want each child to form a solid foundation of learning, good moral character, and have the basis of understanding the importance and enjoyment of life’s connections.

Our History

In 2013 Rania and Agib Gerges launched Happy Days Child Daycare Center in Jersey City. The desire to open the center came from their own personal need and desire to provide care for their children. They wished to establish an environment that nurtured the child as a whole, preparing them for school while maintaining their love to play, sparking their curiosity, and offering them firsthand experiences that support their development.


Rania is the proud mama of 4 children, all in their elementary years. She serves as director of programs at Happy Days, leading the team by developing the curriculum and ensuring every child is performing to their full potential.

She began her career serving as support professional for children with autism spectrum disorders, followed by teaching within preschools, and then counselled children and adolescence.   She is an accomplished and skilled mental health professional with proven knowledge in Child Development. 

Rania has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Montclair State University.

Our Teachers

Our lead teacher brings over 30 years of experience teaching preschoolers in multiple settings.  She has a Bachelor’s degree and certification in elementary education. She possesses specialized skills in preparing children to enter kindergarten.  She shares our philosophy in helping children grow through play.  She is a lover of books having owned her own book center from 1980-1997. She will provide our children with a wealth of knowledge that is sure to instill a lifelong passion of reading and writing.

Our teacher assistant brings over 20 years of experience teaching preschoolers and kindergartners in the Jersey City School District.  She has a Bachelor’s degree and is a warm loving individual the children are drawn to. 

Our Center Director brings a wealth of knowledge through her Master’s in Child and Adolescent Development that is invaluable in caring for and preparing your child for the academic world. 

Additionally, we continuously endeavor to attract, train, develop, and retain the best employees available anywhere. Our staff members are:

  • State certified teachers
  • Background and fingerprint checked
  • Infant First Aid and CPR certified
  • Multilingual
  • Trained in Early Childhood Development