About Essential Beginnings Learning Center

Essential Beginnings Daycare was launched in Lisa Frazier’s home in the Fall 2011 to provide an educational and loving experience for children of all ages.

Five years later, Essential Beginnings Daycare expanded its services and became Essential Beginnings Learning Center. This change included purchasing a facility and moving operations to 1329 Route 38, Hainesport, NJ.

Today, Essential Beginnings Learning Center offers superior childcare service at competitive rates for 6 weeks to 5 years old, as well as after school programs for elementary and middle school students. During summer months, fun summer camps are held for children in the community.

Our tagline states “Love, Laughter, Leadership”, because Essential Beginnings Learning Center is a place where we instill a foundation of love, laughter and leadership in our students for future generations. Why? Because love is essential for healthy growth in the brain and body; laughter is essential for a strong immune system and low blood pressure; and leadership is essential for children to succeed beyond their wildest imagination. That’s why we are Essential Beginnings!

Lisa Frazier
Lisa FrazierExecutive Director


My name is Lisa Frazier, and I am the owner and director of Essential Beginnings Learning Center located in Hainesport, NJ. I am a New Jersey state certified teacher and a licensed child care provider. I possess certifications in CPR/First AID, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and experience in early childhood education. My goal is to provide a safe, educational and nurturing environment for your child to thrive in.

As a working mother of two children, my main concern was to find a quality child care center in which my children were safe and nurtured. I can certainly assure you that anyone who is associated with Essential Beginnings will possess the desire to enrich your child/ children life.

The facility has been child proofed and is subject to unscheduled state inspections to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed. I will expose your child/children to an age appropriate curriculum and will ensure that their creativity and imagination are explored. I am extremely eager to work with you and your family in my endeavor to create a learning center that enriches, nurtures and educates children of all ages.

Our Staff

Our talented staff is comprised of qualified people who genuinely care about children.

If you are interested in joining our staff, please email:[email protected] or call Lisa Frazier at 609.667.7838.

What Parents Are Saying

“We struggled trying to choose the perfect day care facility for our daughter …
but never looked back once after we joined the Essential Beginnings day care family.  Miss Lisa’s extensive background in Early Education stands out immediately.”

“The environment is safe, educational, and so much fun! 
The staff is consistently attentive, patient, compassionate, and understanding with every child. Also the center is always in immaculate condition. I especially appreciate the student – teacher ratio, so that each child gets plenty of attention and help learning.”

“My son, who is now almost 3, has been with Ms. Lisa full-time since he was 6 months old.
He is our first and only child, currently, so we were apprehensive about entrusting him to just anyone.  We met with Ms. Lisa beforehand and it was an overall positive experience. We discussed her lesson plans, education and background, values, and expectations of her as well as of us. Before we left the learning center, my wife and I had already made the decision that she was a good fit for our family.”

My son has displayed exponential growth in all areas. Whether it is counting in English and Spanish, knowing his colors, again, in English and Spanish, naming the planets in the Solar System or sharing his wondrous imagination with us! He amazes us daily with his knowledge.  He is well spoken and has an ever expanding vocabulary, he displays manners, and is sympathetic and thoughtful of others, we attribute that to Ms. Lisa, her classroom setting and teaching style. She truly plays an integral role in my son’s development and there is no place better for our child to grow and flourish!!!”

“The days are planned so that the kids have learning and focusing time,
And later on, they also have fun time. Our daughter was WAY ahead of the curve entering Kindergarten, and now we are nominating her for the Gifted Academic Program. Thank you Essential Beginnings!”

“Essential Beginnings was the best decision I could have made for my daughter!
She already knows how to spell and write her name, recite all of the planets in order, sing the alphabet and much more. People compliment me on how well she speaks and I tell them it is thanks to the staff at Essential Beginnings.”

My son’s skills have all been noticeably advanced …
“My son’s speech, potty training, listening skills, fundamental skills, etc. have all been noticeably advanced over his time at Essential Beginnings. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking to get a head start for their child in Pre-K or Kindergarten.”

Noticeable improvements …
“There is a noticeable improvement in my daughter’s speech and overall vocabulary since she has been attending Essential Beginnings. I am extremely happy with the level of structure, consistency, and patience that Ms. Lisa and her staff exhibit daily with my daughter.”

We saw how Lisa was able to develop and grow our niece.
When our first son was born there was no one else I would have trusted for daycare. Her educational preparation is beyond what most daycare providers offer as is her attention to detail. We are constantly complimented with how well-mannered and advanced our son is. We credit much of that to Lisa’s teaching methods. We now have our second child going and can’t wait to see him grow every day in her care.”

“Crucial for my son’s development …
Essential Beginnings Learning Center, and especially Lisa Frazier, has been crucial for my son’s development. He has been going to E.B. for approximately a year and has grown leaps and bounds!”

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