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Tips to Help Military Families Cope During Deployment

The YMCA offers the following tips to help children of military families cope while loved ones serve overseas.

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 04, 2019

Child Care

How to Create a Safe and Inclusive Halloween

Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids and adults alike, but for those on the autism spectrum, or with other diverse abilities, activities like trick-or-treating can present a range of challenges. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 23, 2019

Child Care

Greater Bergen YMCA Offers Before Care Program in Hackensack Schools

Parents now have the option to send their kids to a new before school child care program provided by the Greater Bergen County YMCA. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Oct 08, 2019

Child Care

East Orange YMCA Partners with The Bridge to Teach Resiliency Skills to Preschoolers

The East Orange YMCA has teamed up with The Bridge, a behavioral health organization in Essex County, to teach preschoolers and kindergarteners skills to cope with challenges as they grow.

By: News and blog | Oct 04, 2019

Child Care

How to Pack Healthy and Affordable Lunches for Kids

Healthy eating habits can help prevent childhood obesity, and provide kids with the nutrients they need for their growth and development. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 06, 2019

Child Care

YMCA to Provide After School Care in Hamburg

The Sussex County YMCA plans to partner with the Hamburg Public School District to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 03, 2019

Child Care

YMCA to Provide Before and After School Care in Hampton Township

The Sussex County YMCA plans to partner with the Hampton Township School District to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 29, 2019

Child Care

Tips for a Healthy Bedtime Routine

Establishing a daily bedtime routine can help ensure children are getting the sleep they need.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 28, 2019

Child Care

YMCA to Provide Before and After School Care in Stillwater

The Sussex County YMCA plans to partner with Stillwater Township School to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 21, 2019

Child Care

YMCA to Provide Before and After School Care in Andover

The Sussex County YMCA plans to partner with the Andover Regional School District to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 15, 2019

Child Care

YMCA To Offer Before and After Care in Ogdensburg

“We are thrilled to be able to extend our before and after-school program to Ogdensburg and offer children in the community a safe place to continue learning, stay active, and become motivated to reach their potential,” said Rob Wiggins, district executive director at the Sussex County YMCA. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 12, 2019

Child Care

Tips For A Stress-Free School Year

Here are some tips to help you ease back into a new school year and routine, including strategies from the educational nonprofit, GreatSchools.

By: Mollie Shauger | Aug 08, 2019

Child Care

Fitting in 'Me Time' - How the Y Can Help

Have you ever thought about escaping for a bit to do something on your own, but felt guilty about it? It’s often a dilemma parents and caregivers face: trying to fit in some “me time” while making sure the kids are happy and healthy. Here are ways the YMCA can help you feel recharged.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 17, 2019

Child Care

6 Tips to Keep Kids Safe in the Sun

More than 600 people die every year from extreme heat in the U.S., and children are one of the groups most at risk for heat-related illnesses like dehydration and heatstroke. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges offers these tips for keeping kids safe in the heat.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 11, 2019

Child Care

How to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Here are some things families can do to help make the transition to kindergarten easier.  

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 05, 2019