Child Care

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 building self-reliance through the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Our early learning programs are assessed by Grow NJ Kids, a rating and improvement system that provides training and incentives to child care programs to improve their quality of care.

View our health and safety measures playbook for child care.

Why choose the Y:

  • Experienced, nurturing staff
  • Safe environment: Staff background checks, secure facilities with entry by key* and visitor screening
  • Low teacher-to-child ratios
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Convenient: Open late and when school is not*
  • Curriculums that promote youth development, healthy lifestyles, and social and emotional learning
  • Enrichment classes in STEAM, literacy, swimming and more *
  • Daily communications with parents
  • Affordable, with financial assistance available through application
  • Access to variety of summer camp experiences
  • Inclusive environments with respect for cultural diversity

* Offerings vary by child care sites

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


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