The Y will open at NOON on Tuesday, January 27 and will close at 8:00pm. Child Watch will not be available. Pool will close at 6:00pm.

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West Essex YMCA

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Welcome to the West Essex YMCA! We proudly offer a wide array of programs and services that nurture the potential of all individuals, from infants to older adults.  Our full service facility is conveniently located at 321 South Livingston Avenue, next to the Livingston Town Hall and Police Department.  Our NAEYC accredited Peanut Shell Early Learning Center is located just off of Route 10 at 7 Regent Street in Livingston.  We strive to support healthy living for all,  promote social responsibility, and exceed the expectations of our service community.

Latest News

  • Peanut Shell Open House

    Peanut Shell Open House imageWE'RE BUILDING STRONG AND BRIGHT FUTURES Parents, looking for the perfect Child Care program? The Y offers full-day child care! OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, January 31 10:30AM - 12PM The state-licensed Peanut Shell is the only childcare center in Livingston accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Peanut Shell, which serves children View Full Story >

  • Peanut Shell Welcomes New Child Care Director

    Peanut Shell Welcomes New Child Care Director imageNew director of West Essex YMCA’s preschool arrives with passion and experience. Stephanie Anderson brings a love of teaching that began in childhood to her new job as director of Peanut Shell Early Learning Center at the West Essex YMCA. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,’’ said Anderson, recalling how she would arrange the family View Full Story >

  • Summer Camp Early Bird Discount

    Summer Camp Early Bird Discount imageWhat will your child do this summer? It’s not too early to think about camp! West Essex YMCA Day Camps provide a safe and enriching environment for campers from pre-K to 10th grade to participate in healthy, developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences. Priority Registration for West Essex Y camps is now open through January 31, 2015. Many of View Full Story >

  • Youth Basketball League

    Youth Basketball League imageWelcome to the 2014-2015 West Essex YMCA's Youth Basketball League. We are looking forward to another successful basketball season. Our program strives to offer our youth participants the opportunity to develop basketball skills, knowledge, confidence, game play, teamwork and social skills. In order to accomplish these goals, we divide the children by age and ability. View Full Story >

  • Before and After School Child Care

    Before and After School Child Care imageWest Essex YMCA's School Age Child Care programs offer peace of mind to working parents by providing programs on site at your child's school in Livingston, West Orange, Caldwell, West Caldwell and Roseland. Programs are provided for children in grades K - 5. A Middle School program for 6th graders is available at the Mount Pleasant Middle School in Livingston. For more View Full Story >

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P. 973.992.7500 
  • Mon-Fri: 4:45am-10:00pm
  • Sat:       6:30am-9:00pm
  • Sun:      6:30am-6:00pm

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