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 Education at the Early Learning Center (Elm St.): 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: Shannon McGillis, 908-301-1616 or smcgillis@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.  

Click here to read Child Safe Environment

Click here to read Darkness to Light: 7 steps to protecting our children from child sexual abuse.

OUR HOURS AND LOCATIONS

 
(908) 233-2700 (908) 233-2700 (908) 233-2700 (908) 301-1616 (908) 654-8460 (908) 233-2700 (908) 709-7283
220 Clark street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
111 Ferris Place,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
500 East Street,
Garwood, NJ,
07027
170 Elm Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
422 East Broad Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Walnut Avenue,
Cranford, NJ,
07016
Weekdays
5:00AM-10:30PM
Saturday 
7:30AM-8:00PM
Sunday
7:00AM-9:00PM

 

Weekdays
7:30AM-8:00PM 
Weekends 
8:00AM-8:00PM
 
Weekdays
9:00AM-5:00PM 
Weekends 
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Weekdays
7:00AM-6:30PM 
Weekends 
* CLOSED
Weekdays
Preschool Hours
Evenings
As Scheduled
Weekends
As Scheduled 
Weekdays
Preschool Hours
Evenings
As Scheduled
Weekends
As Scheduled 
Weekdays
Preschool Hours
Evenings
As Scheduled
Weekends
As Scheduled 

 

OUR MISSION

The Westfield Area Y is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual and family in the communities it serves through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.