Wayne YMCA

Wayne YMCA Child Care

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ABC Early Childhood + Camp Open House

Saturday, February 8th from 10am - 12pm.

Join us in the morning and fall in love with our Y and all it has to offer for children ages six weeks to five years old.

  • We will create our own Valentine's + Stamped Heart Masterpieces.
  • We will create yummy treats that are healthy for our heart.
  • We will go full STEAM ahead and create Valentines Slim and Exploding Candy Hearts.
  • Melody Mom will join for two interactive music performances at 10:15am - 10:45am and 11:00am - 11:30am.
  • ABC Day Camp - Come learn more about our Best.Summer.Ever. We will have information regarding our camp program for children 2-4. We will share weekly themes, new group schedules, summer trip locations and new added afternoon specialties.


Quality Care You Can Trust

With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get.  That's why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids.  It's about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

ABC Early Childhood Learning Center

Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years

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Jessica Malas
Center Director 

Schedule a tour today

Call 973-595-0100 or Email Jessica Malas


  • Extended care is now included with your registration
  • Enhanced curriculum to best prepare students for first grade
  • Implement "Fundations" curriculum in Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Implement "Junior Achievers" program for Kindergarten
  • Enrichment included in program and located on site (swim, theater, music, dance)
  • Accepting 4Cs recipients in September

We Offer Families:

  • High-quality, state licensed program
  • Open 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Ongoing open enrollment
  • Full/part-week child care available
  • Experienced, certified and caring staff with ongoing professional development
  • Child/Teacher ratios aligned with state requirements
  • Creative Curriculum for infant, toddler and preschool students
  • Creative Curriculum and Fundations for Pre-K students
  • Core Curriculum standards, Fundations, and Envision 2.0 (math) for Kindergarten students
  • Indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Field trips for four year olds & Kindergarteners, plus special events
  • Family oriented programs with active parent participation

Plus, included in your child’s week:

  • Music and movement classes and gym for waddlers
  • Music and movement classes, gym, diving into diversity, Swim lessons, and theatrical arts for Preschoolers
  • Music and movement classes, gym 2x per week, diving into diversity, swim lessons and theater classes for Pre-K and Kindergartners

The above programs are included for free in your child’s day when you enroll in our program. That’s a savings of over $200 per month if you register for these on your own.

New for 2020, students enrolled in the program can receive 50% savings off a program of your choice.

Our Center Features:

  • Private fenced in play ground
  • Science area (science/math)
  • Manipulative area (math/logic/literacy/fine motor skills)
  • Block area (math/science/social studies)
  • Art area (art)
  • Reading corner (literacy)
  • Writing area (literacy)
  • Water/sand table (science/math/sensory)
  • A large indoor climbing room
  • Indoor pool for swim time
  • Dance Studio for Creative Movement
  • Outdoor Atrium for science exploration and gardening
  • Library for story-time
  • Large gym for physical education
  • Introduction to Spanish

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Our caring, experienced and certified teachers provide a nurturing environment for your child to thrive. With low child to teacher ratios, and through partnering with families, our teachers help each child fulfill his or her maximum potential.  Our philosophy is that children learn best through play (in addition to learning how to read, write and mathematics).  Read more about learning through play here.

It’s never too late to give your child the right start in 2019! The ABC Early Childhood Learning Center at the Wayne YMCA helps children with important life-skills every day.  Read more here


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