Wayne YMCA

Child Care Information

Our curriculum incorporates math, reading, social studies, science, music and respect for all cultures and religions and provides opportunities for group and independent learning experiences in a welcoming, nurturing environment.

New this Fall:

Jessica Malas Wayne YMCA Child Care Director plays blocks with a young child.

  • Extended care is now included with your registration
  • Enhanced curriculum to best prepare students for first grade
  • Implement "Fundations" curriculum in Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Implement "Junior Achievers" program for Kindergarten
  • Enrichment included in program and located on site (swim, theater, music, dance)
  • Accepting 4Cs recipients in September

We Offer Families:

  • High-quality, state licensed program
  • Open enrollment, flexible schedules, and extended hours (7:00am-6:00pm)
  • Full/part-week child care available
  • Experienced, certified and caring staff with ongoing professional development
  • Child/Teacher ratios lower than state requirements
  • Language arts, science, lending library, arts & crafts, math knowledge, character development
  • Indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Field trips for four year olds & Kindergarteners and special events
  • Swim and gym classes at the Wayne YMCA for Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Music and Movement Classes
  • Family oriented programs with active parent participation

Our Center Features:

  • Private fenced in play ground
  • Science area (science/math)
  • Manipulative area (math/logic/literacy/fine motor skills)
  • Block area (math/science/social studies)
  • Art area (art)
  • Reading corner (literacy)
  • Writing area (literacy)
  • Water/sand table (science/math/sensory)
  • A large indoor climbing room
  • Indoor pool for swim time
  • Dance Studio for Creative Movement
  • Outdoor Atrium for science exploration and gardening
  • Library for story-time
  • Large gym for physical education
  • Introduction to Spanish

Schedule a tour today.

Call 973-595-0100 or Email Jessica Malas

Our caring, experienced and certified teachers provide a nurturing environment for your child to thrive. With low child to teacher ratios, and through partnering with families, our teachers help each child fulfill his or her maximum potential.  Our philosophy is that children learn best through play (in addition to learning how to read, write and mathematics).  Read more about learning through play here.