Full Day Early Learning 6 mos.-5 yrs.: Westfield | Westfield Area Y

Infant/Toddler

Westfield Area YMCA year-round Early Learning programs strengthen families and boost youth development by offering our youngest members and their families a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop relationships and build self-reliance through character development and structured curriculum. 

Programs are available 2-5 days per week, 7:00am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday.  With so many demands on today’s families, the Y recognizes that our parents, guardians and caregivers need a reliable high-quality program in which they can be confident that their child is realizing their full potential.  And, children need an environment that responds to individual needs and development while maintaining a safe and healthy atmosphere.  All programs are led by experienced and loving staff, who are all CPR and First Aid certified.  

For infants (6-17 months):  Our day includes centers for floor activities with manipulative, art and sensory experiences; breakfast/snack/lunch; nap; indoor/outdoor physical time; and circle time.  Infants develop a sense of self, learn basic skills and how to socialize.  

For toddlers (18-29 months):  In addition to the activities listed above, toddlers engage in active and quiet activities, use language to express wants and needs, learn social skills such as sharing and develop self-help skills as well.

For more information on this program, contact Eileen Rooney for the Early Learning Center in Westfield at erooney@westfieldynj.org

Ages 2½ - 5 years

Our day: Centers (including exploration and hands-on learning with art, dramatic play, building, nature and quiet areas); small group theme-based activities; a balanced blend of active and quiet times; snack; nap; story time and movement (indoor and outdoor).

Learning areas: Children become active and creative explorers while developing good habits and positive attitudes.  Curriculum areas include literacy, math, science, art, technology and social and moral development.

The Creative Curriculum and Healthy U program are incorporated in our day.   

 

For more information on this program located in Westfield, contact Eileen Rooney at the Early Learning Center at erooney@westfieldynj.org.

For more information on this program located in Garwood, contact Shannon McGillis at the Garwood Family Center Y at smcgillis@westfieldynj.org.

 

 

Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.

OUR HOURS AND LOCATIONS

 
(908) 233-2700 (908) 233-2700 (908) 223-8820 (908) 301-1616 (908) 654-8460 (908) 317-9622 (908) 233-2700
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
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6:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday
7:00AM-9:00PM

 

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7:30AM-8:00PM 
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8:00AM-6:00PM
 
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9:00AM-5:00PM 
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7:00AM-6:30PM 
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OUR MISSION

The Westfield Area YMCA 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.