Our Facility



The Garwood Family Center Y is located in Garwood, NJ. This recently renovated facility features several classrooms, a multipurpose room, a large outdoor field and two playgrounds for children to enjoy!

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Our Programs

These programs offer a balanced blend of social interaction and self-discovery through free play, art, music and learning centers. Gym, music, outdoor activities and art are incorporated into each classroom's daily schedule. Year-round full day early learning preschool programs are available 2-5 days a week, 7:00AM-6:00PM, Monday-Friday for children ages 2½-5 years. Preschool is available for ages 3-4 years 8:45-11:15AM and 8:45AM-2:30PM.

We provide an after school experience for Cranford and Garwood students in grades K-5. Program activities include sports, recreation, arts and crafts, homework time and much more. The program is available 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week beginning right after school until 6:00PM.  Extended care is available 6:00-6:30PM.  Before school care is available beginning at 7:00AM until the start of the school day. 

Are you looking for a safe, fun and stimulating environment while you run errands or just need a little “me” time?  Drop-in is the perfect solution!  Each drop-in visit includes social interaction, free-play, art, music, group games, independent center time and physical activities to engage your child’s spirit, mind and body.

Our unique, dependable, and flexible program is for ages 2½ years-5th grade and is available for one hour or all day, 7:00AM-6:30PM, Monday-Friday.  No commitment is required once your child is registered. 


Camp includes tons of indoor and outdoor fun!  Explorer (entering K-5th grade) is available in weekly 3 or 5 day options, 8:30AM-4:30PM.  Little Explorer (ages 3-5) is available in 3 or 5 day two-week sessions, 8:30AM-12:30PM.  Before Care is available 7:00AM-8:30AM.  After Care is available 4:30-6:00PM.


Our printable Garwood Family Center Y brochure is available here.

Contact: Shannon McGillis at smcgillis@westfieldynj.org or 908-301-1616.