East Orange YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center
Serving East Orange, Orange, and vicinity
100 North Arlington Ave.
South Mountain YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center
Serving Maplewood, Millburn, South Orange, and vicinity
10 West Parker Ave.
Wayne YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center
Serving Wayne and vicinity
1 Pike Dr.
West Essex YMCA Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Center
Serving Livingston, West Orange, and vicinity
7 Regent Street
Sussex County YMCA
Serving Hardyston, NJ and vicinity
15 Wits End Rd.
With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is about more than looking after kids. Our programs, classes and activities are designed to engage children in a safe environment and help them develop the values, skills and confidence they'll need to succeed as adults.
We offer affordable, high-quality, flexible child care for ages 6 weeks to grade 6. Our child care providers are educated, carefully selected, and the YMCA performs detailed background checks. Children are in an atmosphere of warmth, security and continuity.
Ages 6 weeks-5 years: Full- and part-time care, NAEYC Accredited*, year-round care, extended day care, indoor and outdoor play area, swim program*, and much more.
Grades K-6: extended day care, transportation provided*, Nationally Recognized Healthy U Program (CATCH Curriculum), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), vacation care, structured homework help, swimming*, healthy snacks, and much more.
Visit metroymcas.org for details or call us today for a personal tour.
*Varies by location.
”It’s very bittersweet to be saying good-bye to the Y after so many years. My daughter was just 4 months old when we started here, and now she is starting Kindergarten! The teachers have all been so caring and supportive through the years. We will miss you all so very much. Thank you for everything you’ve done for our family.”
“It's hard to believe we've been part of the YMCA family for 8 1/2 years! Our three children have been educated, comforted, motivated, and supported by almost every teacher and counselor during that time. The loving team at the Y has worked with us as we endured oppressive crunches at work, medical scares, a toddler with a rigid morning routine, opinionated preschoolers, tween angst -- to name just a few of the challenges we've faced together. We've found the structure we've needed to help create a daily rhythm and the flexibility to adjust when life's music skips a beat. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. It truly does take a village, and we hope we'll find a way to be there in your hour of need, as you have been for us.”
• Early learning for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Infants through PreK.
• Kindergarten enrichment: complements what your child is learning in school.
• Before and afterschool care for grades PreK through 6th: homework help, Healthy U Catch Curriculum, healthy snack, exercise, transportation provided at some locations
• Summer camp options
• Vacation camp: for when parents have to work and kids need a safe and fun environment
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