West Essex YMCA

YMCA 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 build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Let your children learn, grow and thrive at the West Essex YMCA. The YMCA Peanut Shell Early Learning Center, Kindergarten Enrichment Program and School Age Care programs provide quality care you can trust.

Join us at Peanut Shell for some Free weekend fun!
Kiddos will jump, tumble and balance with our friends from Travelin' Tumblers.

Activities Include:

  • Face painting
  • Crafts
  • Make and take granola station

*Enter to win a 3-month Family Y Membership or no enrollment registration.

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Your kids won't want to miss the fun!


YMCA Peanut Shell Early Learning Center

Ages 6 weeks to 5 years

Full- and part-time available

NAEYC accredited


young boy receiving tutoring services

School Age Child Care 

Grades K-5

Transportation provided

Before-and-after-care available

Vacation Camp (when school's out) available

Livingston, West Orange, Caldwell, West Caldwell and Roseland

6th Grade program at Mt. Pleasant Middle School