All paperwork must be returned no later than August 25th to start the program on the first day of school, pending space availability. Two (2) business days’ notice is required after the first week of school to ensure timely communication for transportation. Please register early.
Come learn about our family-friendly environment! Tour the YMCA facility, meet the directors, learn about our curriculum, engage with families, plus YMCA Family Membership Raffle.
We hope to see you at an open house soon. Otherwise, read on for more info, call us, or visit us for a tour (144 Tices Lane, East Brunswick). We want you to come see what an amazing place the YMCA is!
The YMCA is more than just a child care center. When you join the YMCA, you are part of a community that provides positive experiences for a lifetime. The Y’s Afterschool Care Program is for students in Pre-K thru 8th Grade. We strive to provide the best experience and make the greatest impact with quality programming while also including transportation time. As such, the list of eligible schools may change, pending registration requests. Other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis. Also, you may be able to request transportation from your child’s school district to the Y to participate in our program.
The YMCA's After School program provides children with a safe and fun environment full of new experiences and activities to keep everyone engaged, enriched, and inspired to try new things. Serving multiple communities, the Y’s program design provides children with opportunities to build self-esteem, learn life skills, receive homework assistance and gives children the chance to play both in structured activities and in supervised free play. Due to data-driven curriculum design, they will also increase physical activity, improve nutrition knowledge, reduce screen time, and build positive character values.
School age kids in the Raritan Valley Y childcare program will also benefit from the advantages of being at a YMCA facility dedicated to an active lifestyle. Our facility features provide opportunities for children to experience educational, physical, spiritual, and emotional growth to help them achieve their goals and dreams.
After School care runs from school dismissal until 6:00pm. Our Y also makes arrangements for pick-up at each school on early dismissal days. Special arrangements are also made available for those in Early Learning Academies to join our preschool center during the after school hours.
The YMCA provides transportation from the schools we serve. We strive to provide the best experience and make the greatest impact with quality programming while also including transportation time. As such, the list of schools may change, pending registration requests. Other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis. Also, you may be able to request transportation from your child’s school district to the Y to participate in our program.
Children in the YMCA program participate in sports, fitness, games, cooking, dance, crafts, nature, science, reading and many more great age appropriate activities. Weekly activities are designed around each month's theme.
The YMCA offers Vacation/Snow Day Camp during the times when school is out. You must have a current YMCA Membership and pre-register for this program at least two business days prior to each specific program. Spaces are limited, so please register early.