Child Care to Meet Your Needs

The Westfield Area Y offers full and half day child care programs to meet the needs of your family.  

Full Day Child Care is available at the Y Child Care Center, 170 Elm Street in Westfield for children ages 6 months - 5 years.  It is also available at Garwood Family Center Y at 500 East Street for children 2 1/2 to 5 years. 

Half Day Preschool and Full Day Kindergarten is available at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Family Branch, 422 East Broad Street in Westfield for children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years.  

Preschool is also available at Garwood Family Center Y for children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years and at Y Child Care at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Street in Cranford for children ages 3 - 5 years.

Kindergarten wraparound is available to complement the Westfield Public School's half-day kindergarten program.  Half-day Pre-K is available at Garwood Family Center Y to complement the Public School's half-day Pre-K program.  There is also a Drop-In program in Garwood.

Before School Care and After School Care is available for students at sites throughout the area:
Westfield: Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street, and Westfield Public Schools:  Tamaques, McKinley, Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington, Wilson Elementary Schools, Edison & Roosevelt Middle School, Garwood Family Center Y and Y Child Care in Mountainside.

Questions?  Please contact us:

Full Day Child Care on Elm St./Mountainside: Karen Theiss, 908-654-8460 or ktheiss@westfieldynj.org.

Half-Day Preschool and Full Day Kindergarten on East Broad St. and Preschool in Cranford: Eileen Rooney, 908-233-2700 x423 or erooney@westfieldynj.org.

Garwood Family Center Y: Melinda McHale, 908-301-1616 or mmchale@westfieldynj.org

Before and After School Child Care: Carolyn White, 908-233-2700 x273 or cwhite@westfieldynj.org.

 

At the Y, the safety of our children is of paramount importance.  

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