Early Childhood Care: Preschool, Toddlers, and Infants

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. Read on for more info, call us, or visit us at 144 Tices Lane in East Brunswick. We want you to come see what an amazing place the YMCA is! And if you can't come in right now, see us in action by watching our virtual child care tour.

Raritan Valley YMCA is a statelicensed child care facility located in East Brunswick, NJ. Our goal is the overall development of children in spirit, mind and body. Through a full curriculum-based development program, our daycare center maximizes your child's potential and celebrates each milestone.

Our early childhood care is divided into Infant/Toddler (6 weeks to 3 years old) and Preschool (3 to 5 years old). Read on to find out about what you'll find at our comprehensive child care center!

Child Care Handbook

Child Care Registration Packet

Universal Child Health Record

YMCA INFANT/TODDLER DAY CARE

Active toddlers and those transitioning to preschool participate in a fun program based upon cognitive and physical development, socialization, and as each child is ready, potty training. We work closely with parents to create a plan that works both at home and at school to maximize the outcomes. Cognitive, emotional, social and physical development are at the core of every part of our full and extensive curriculum. Curious toddlers are encouraged to explore and play in a variety of learning centers including blocks, art, books, puzzles, and dress up, and foster a sense of independence and an interest in learning.

Potty Training is a big part of the toddler experience and we want each child to be successful when they are ready. Our overall goal is to provide the necessary tools and stimulation to prepare the child to transition positively and happily into preschool.

YMCA PRESCHOOL

Preschool is a key time in your child's development. Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At Raritan Valley YMCA's East Brunswick preschool facility, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for your child's future and quality of life! That’s why our YMCA is staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids.

At the Y, your preschooler with feel supported in trying new things, experience early literacy and learn about his/her world. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • Language arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Art
  • Music
  • Foreign language
  • Motor function development

Daily activities from each of these curriculum areas will help enhance your child’s cognitive, physical and social development.

Our goal is to make learning fun and exciting which results in high self-esteem for each child. In addition to the daily curriculum, special monthly/seasonal units of study will be addressed in the areas of health and safety, wellness, nutrition, holidays, multiculturalism, Activate America and community helpers.

Most importantly, our preschool is a family community. Our teachers take the time not only to know your child but really take the time to get to know your family so that we may work together to provide the best preschool experience for your child. Families are always welcome to visit, share their ideas and contribute to the classroom experience.

WHO WILL BE WORKING WITH MY CHILD?

Staff at the child care center are selected because they possess a nurturing personality, and an ability to manage a group of children while still giving one-on-one attention to each child. Our lead teachers have been with the YMCA for a combined 20+years and work closely with each family to establish a routine and program that works best for each child.

Our staff go through a thorough screening and background check process to assure that we are hiring staff who love working with kids and have the aptitute and experience to do so in a positive manner. All staff undergo a 4 point back ground check including fingerprinting and extensive training both prior to and during their employment with the YMCA.

OUR FACILITY

So much to explore...
  • Classroom
  • Mini gym
  • Aerobics studio
  • Reading room
  • Outdoor playground
  • Outdoor nature center
  • Outdoor pool

RVY is proud to have the most comprehensive facility in the area. Learning centers will stimulate your child’s critical thinking skills and allow him/her to make choices in a relaxed atmosphere.

Preschoolers at Raritan Valley Y will not feel not bottled up in a classroom all day. Our mini-gym, aerobics studio, and extensive outdoor facilities let kids get the physical exercise that they need for their development, and make sure that YMCA is a place that they will love!

PLEASE REFER TO THE CHILD CARE PARENT HANDBOOK FOR ALL CHILD CARE POLICIES, CENTER SCHEDULE, CURRICULUM, AND MORE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A TOUR FROM OUR CHILD CARE DIRECTOR PLEASE CALL (732)257-4114

Child Care Handbook

Child Care Registration Packet

Universal Child Health Record