Before and After School Care

2020-21 School Age Child Care program registration will begin soon. Please fill out our interest form to be the first to know when we open registration.


Interest Form

We are developing plans to safety reopen Before and After Care Programs this fall, contingent upon school schedules. For families interested in these programs for the upcoming school year: If you have not already done so, please complete this brief survey. Responses are for informational purposes only and will help us prepare for a successful opening.

After School Program Survey

About the program

Parents can have peace of mind knowing that their children are in a safe and supervised environment before or after the regular school day. The Y’s before and after school program offers:

  • Academic support through daily help with homework
  • Enrichment activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)
  • Healthy snacks that meet USDA nutrition guidelines and align with YMCA Healthy Eating and Physical Activity standards
  • Indoor and outdoor play, including 30 minutes of fun physical activity each day
  • Social and Emotional Learning/Mindfulness - Lessons that teach problem-solving, embrace diversity and build healthy relationships that will last well into adulthood
  • Achievement program that fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential
  • Regular specialists and special events to enhance the daily program
  • Opportunities for volunteering and community service projects
  • Continued care when schools are closed through our Vacation Camp*

Contact Us

Guide to School Age Child Care

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East Orange YMCA

  • Address: 100 North Arlington Ave., East Orange, NJ
  • Contact: Kim Winslow, School Age Child Care director, 973-673-5588, x103, or, or Leah Greene, senior School Age Child Care director, 973-762-1083, x12 or

Greater Bergen County YMCA

  • Address: 360 Main St., Hackensack, NJ
  • Contact: Martin Richards, School Age Child Care director, 201-487-6600 x220 or

South Mountain YMCA

  • Address: 13 Jefferson Ave., Maplewood, NJ
  • Contact: Leah Greene, senior director, School Age Child Care 973- 762-0183 ext. 12 or

Sussex County YMCA

  • Address: 15 Wits End Rd., Hardyston, NJ
  • Contact: Laura Gloss, Youth and Family Engagement director, 973-209-9622, ext. 209 or

Wayne YMCA

  • Address: 1 Pike Dr., Wayne, NJ
  • Contact: Lisa Sheafer, Youth and Family Engagement director, 973-595-0100, ext. 279 or

West Essex YMCA

  • Address: 321 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ
  • Contact: Ava Collazo, School Age Child Care assistant director, 973-992-7500, ext. 103 or

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