South Mountain YMCA

Toddler Care

If you enter one of our toddler classes during the day, you will encounter several different experiences. The toddlers are learning so many new things emotionally and intellectually that the room is always very busy. Our experienced teachers enjoy watching the toddlers eyes glisten when they learn/see something new.

On typical day, you may encounter:

  • A child learning to put on/take off an item of clothing whether it is during potty training or in the dress up area 

  • A teacher sitting with a child and reading a book 

  • A water table filled with gadgets to enhance their senses and science/math skills 

  • Children discovering the force of gravity in the block area and giggling as their tower comes down 

  • Smiling faces lining up to go to our large YMCA gym for indoor playtime 

  • Children learning how to recognize their names and different letters... and these are just to name a few.

Since our center maintains a 1:5 ratio in this classroom, the teachers are able to help the children when they are working on their independence and emotional development. This helps children develop confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please call (973) 762-0860.