Why As I Am Elite Roselle?

As parents, it's often hard to find our definition of [accessible] quality child care. Sometimes as parents, we enroll our children in programs that advertise the services we need; however, they fall short on delivery. As I Am Elite Roselle was born out of our dedication and belief in our children's success. 

We believe that: 

We decided to step out on faith and bridge the gap between what is and what should be. 

We provide children with a community of support, a safe space to learn, develop and grow, and exposure to resources and experiences that foster self-discovery and encourage children to become well-rounded individuals.

As I Am Elite Roselle is "where I Am is the focus because the sooner a child knows who they are, the faster they can Excel."

Who We Are...

Kiasjha S. White

Executive Director

Mom of two (son, 14 & daughter 4), Kiasjha has twelve years of experience as a public servant in New York City. Over eight years of experience in youth development as a group counselor and adolescent service liaison, working closely and learning from the Center Director at a Beacon Center, Kiasjha has honed her community development and youth development skills. Kiasjha has a passion for assisting youth in reaching their full potential. Kiasjha is also the Founder of Ivy League CHICS Inc., a NY-based youth development non-profit organization. Besides that, Kiasjha is an avid reader, learner, and researcher.

Favorite Scripture: "With God All things are Possible"

Favorite Food: Chicken, Mac & Cheese (add collard greens and make it a meal;-)

Zakeia Keitt

Administrative Director

Wife and Mom of three (sons 22, 14 & daughter 17) Zakeia has over 15 years of experience in law enforcement as a  New York State Court Officer and Sergeant. Always level-headed and of a sound mind, Zakeia is the first person people call for life guidance and advice. Zakeia is currently working on her degree in Christian Counseling.

Favorite Food:  Seafood

Favorite Snack: Little Debbie Moon Pie & Sunflower Seeds

Sha-Toya Smith

Recruitment Director

Wife and Mom of three (daughter 12 & sons 11, 5); Sha-Toya has served in the health field as a Dental Assistant before joining As I Am Elite Roselle. Sha-Toya is the fun "aunt" and mother. Always finding ways to engage with her children, whether finding or creating new activities or going to new places,     Sha-Toya is always out and about with her family, experiencing all that the tri-state has to offer. 

Favorite Quote: "You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice."

Favorite Food: Seafood

Our Staff

Safety is our top priority. Perspective staff and volunteers complete a job application, interview, and reference check. Their previous work experience, special skills, licenses, and certifications (if any) are verified. All staff and volunteers are thoroughly vetted and undergo a background investigation. 

At a minimum, our staff and volunteers undergo a fingerprint background check, sex offender registry check, and child abuse and neglect check. 

They complete Pre-Service Health and Safety Training, which consists of:

Hours of Operation

After-school Hours

Monday - Friday: 2pm-6pm

Non-school Days: 8am-6pm

1/2 Days: 11am-6pm

Saturday: Enrichment Program*

Summer Camp Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday: Special Events only

Contact Us 




252 W 1st Avenue 

Roselle NJ 07203