Early Childhood Learning Center at the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA

DIRECTOR: April Ryder

100 Fanny Rd., Mountain Lakes, NJ, 07046




  • Before care
  • Camp
  • Childcare
  • Infant Care
  • Summer

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Our Early Childhood Learning Center provides a safe, nurturing, and inspiring hands-on learning environment for children from infancy to kindergarten. Our schedule includes full or part-time options including full-day or partial-day summer program.

Our Facility Features:

  • A self-contained wing in the YMCA facility with a private entrance & security system
  • Bright, spacious age-appropriate classrooms for Preschool and Pre-K
  • Large outdoor play area including a lush wooded area with fields and a stream
  • New Infant and Toddler Care Center
  • Access to theYMCA’s amenities, including heated pool, gymnasium and all-purpose room (according to health department guidelines and social-distancing protocols)

Our Program Features:

  • Flexible Options for Children Ages 6 weeks – 6 years
  • STREAM Programs (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Math)
  • Makerspace Robotics/Interactive Tech
  • Creative Curriculum
  • Music Instruction
  • Hot Lunch (Full Day)
  • Spanish Curriculum
  • Swim Lessons
  • Gym Classes

These programs and classes are ALL onsite to make your life easier and make your child comfortable in her/his surroundings.  Our professional staff are state licensed with extensive childcare and preschool experience, and trained in First Aid, CPR and EpiPen procedures.

Schedule a personal appointment and/or Early Childhood Learning Center tour with April Ryder, Early Childhood Learning Center Director, at aprilr@lhymca.com or 973.507.7014. Choose a time that is convenient for you, whether virtual or in-person. Ask April any questions or concerns you may have and discover for yourself why we have been nurturing and enriching young minds for over 50 years!