Child Care for infants

Caring for our youngest children is one of our biggest responsibilities. We recognize the importance of the early years and how the skills gained during that period of life affect each child’s future. Learning is designed to be hands-on and fun, assuring that each day is an adventure. The children, through individualized nurturing in a group setting, explore safe environments filled with books, toys, instruments and art projects. Teachers with background and experience in Early Childhood Education provide enriching activities that enhance their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Learning is based upon the New Jersey Early Learning Standards with teachers and parents guiding the growth and development.

Child Care for infants at the YMCA:

  • Open all year 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Starting at 6-weeks of age
  • Certified Teachers
  • CPR and first-aid trained staff
  • State Licensed
  • Family activities/special events

View our health and safety measures playbook for child care.


We offer enrichment and sports classes in addition to our top-quality program!


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West Essex YMCA Peanut Shell
Livingston, NJ  973-533-1511

South Mountain YMCA
Maplewood, NJ  973-762-0860