South Mountain YMCA

Before School Care Program

Our School-Age Child Care (SACC) Program serves children in the Elementary schools for the South Orange/Maplewood School District and follows the School District’s Calendar. Our programs do not run when the schools close for inclement weather. Our YMCA does offer a Child Care program called “Vacation Camp” for most of the scheduled days that the school district is closed. REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Starting Times & Locations: This Program is offered to children in grades K-5 and is held on site, in the individual school cafeterias at the following elementary schools: (before school care is  not available at Jefferson Elementary) w Sean com.JPG

Opening at 7:15am**

South Mountain/South Mountain Annex       

Opening at 7:30am**
Seth Boyden

*The program for South Mountain Annex students is held at the South Mountain Elementary School, and it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that there is a space reserved with the school district for bus transportation to the Annex site each morning.
** A delayed opening cancels the Before School Care Program at that School.
Program Description: Students will be engaged in activities and playtime until it is time to be accompanied to their class line-ups.
Fee: $183/month - for the 2015-16 school year - This program runs 5 days a week. There is not an option to register for a partial week.



Required Reading:

2014-15 SACC Program & Parent Handbook

Required Paperwork:



Families, who are currently registered in either our SACC programs or our Early Childhood Learning Center who are entering Kindergarten, will have first priority to re-enroll for the 2015-16 school year until April 15th or until registration at your preferred site is full.  As of April 27th, we will begin taking registrations from the general public on a first come, first served basis.

Priority Re-Enrollment: March 30 - April 15, 2015 (or until program is full)
Registration Accepted from Public: Monday, April 27, 2015 (until program is full)

For those who are new to the program - PLEASE Click on this link -> for the SACC Registration Form for the 2015-16 school year. Please fill out all forms completely and indicate the programs (Before and/or After School Child Care) and the location for which you are registering your child.

NEW this year – Families are asked to provide a CURRENT photo of each child who is new to our program – especially incoming siblings, kindergarteners and children switching sites.

All enrollment forms must be filled out completely and returned to the South Mountain YMCA, 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood with the following payments:
1) $50 Registration Fee (Waived if currently enrolled and re-registered by April 15th
2) Current Annual Membership Fee ($80 Individual or $150 Family)
3) A current photo of your child with their name written on the back along with their school site.
4) Security Deposit/one month's tuition (to be used for June or the last month's tuition with 30 days written notice of withdrawal)
5) First Month's Tuition (1st month will be charged in Sept '16 when signed up for Auto Credit card payments)

Communications for all School Age Child Care Programs (SACC) should be addressed to:
(just click on the name for the email address)

Adrienne Mtume, Director of SACC   973.762.0183  x11

Tommy Donaldson, Asst. Director of SACC  973.762.0183  x12
Nicole Williams, SACC Administration 973.762.0183
Darren Paquette, SACC Registrar   973.762.4145  x112

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Welcome Center

P  973.762.4145
F  973.762.2064

Mon: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040


  • Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-7:00 pm


Fall 1 Class Grids:
Preschool Age
School Age Children


11/2/15: Fall 2 Session Classes Start!

Fall 2 Class Grids:
Preschool Age

School Age Children


Upcoming Events 

10/10 Kids Night Out

11/3, 11/5, 11/6 - Vacation Camp

Ages 5-14 - Skateboard Clinic
American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course

Teen Game Night - Every Friday Night at 7:30-9:30pm
NEW Youth Theatre Program! - Click here for details and events