South Mountain YMCA

Before School Care Program

School Age Child Care (SACC) extends your child’s learning day in a fun and meaningful way! We emphasize the Y’s four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all activities. SACC serves children in elementary schools for the South Orange/Maplewood School District and follows the School District’s calendar. Our YMCA offers, Vacation Camp, a Child Care Program, for most days the school district is closed. We also offer Snow Camp, for most school snow days.

2019-2020 Registration Information:

Priority Registration: Priority Registration is for families currently in our Before and After School Program, siblings of those members, and rising kindergarteners in our ECLC program. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Priority Registration does not mean spaces are guaranteed to current Before and After School families, only as the designated time for registration.

New Online Registration: The Y introduced a new member-focused online account management and registration system. Our 2019/2020 online registration for Priority Members began Monday, May 13th. 

Please read our FAQs to learn more about this enrollment for our Priority Members.

Community Enrollment: 

Enrollment for 2019-2020 School Age Child Care opens to the public on Wednesday May 29 at 10:00am. Some site are currently at capacity, waitlists are available.

On May 29, families will be able to log onto ActiveNet, create their own account and register for SACC.  

Here’s what you need to know:

  • If a family or child has an active facility membership, they will need to email or call 973-758-9622 to have their weekly installments adjusted to the member rate. Parents should complete their enrollment online before contacting us for the adjustment.
  • Memberships will not be available to purchase in ActiveNet.  If a family would like to purchase a membership and receive the member rate, they need to register at the community rate then email online support at or call 973-758-9622 to purchase the membership and have their weekly SACC installments adjusted.
  • Beginning May 29, 2019 a $50.00 registration fee will be added to the registration process. 
  • ACTIVENet Announcement
  • Creating an Online Account
  • How to Register


Children grades K-5 and is held on site, in school cafeterias at the following elementary schools:
Opening at 7:15am Clinton, Jefferson, South Mountain/South Mountain Annex*
Opening at 7:30am Marshall, Seth Boyden, Tuscan, Montrose**

*South Mountain Annex students go to South Mountain Elementary School.  A parent must reserve a space with the school district for bus transportation to the Annex site each morning. **Montrose has own fee structure. Call our Welcome Center for details at (973) 762-4145.

Delayed school openings cancels the Before School Care Program. When schools are closed for inclement weather, our programs are canceled.

Click here for Montrose School

SACC Program Info and Parent Guide

Questions? contact:
Leah Greene Senior Director School Age Child Care (973) 762-0183 ext. 12
Adam Shuzman Program Administrator (973) 762-0183 ext. 10
Marian Judge Program Administrator (973) 762-0183 ext. 16
Morgan Lewis Administrative Assistant (973) 762-0183 ext. 14


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