The YMCA organization is the largest provider of child care in the world. The Wyckoff Y offers care for children from infants through school-age. Our summer camp program emphasizes learning, exploration, fitness, and fun!
3 months – 5 years
Early Childhood Education at the Y promotes age appropriate growth, development, and learning of the “whole” child. Each child (6 mos.-5 yrs.) has daily experiences that provide and develop the building blocks of social/emotional, cognitive, physical, and communication/language skills necessary for lifelong learning success. Schedule a visit with our director at any of the following locations:
Nancy Boye Learning Center
691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
6:30-7:30am – “Early Risers”
Director – MaryBeth McGuire (201) 891-2081
Mahwah Early Learning Center
60 Ridge Rd. Bldg. 8, Mahwah
Director – Wendy Jones (201) 529-4819
Wyckoff Y at Christian Health Care Center
301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff
Director – Debra Neill (201) 848-4499
Franklin Lakes Education Center
730 Franklin Lakes Rd., Franklin Lakes
Director – Sheri Ten Eyck (201) 847-8030
*Some locations offer 6:30am opening.
Your infant will be welcomed to a warm, safe, and nurturing environment. Primary caregivers are assigned to each child ensuring that all your baby’s needs are met. Caregivers assess children throughout the day and provide feedback to parents each day. Your child’s day will consist of developmentally appropriate activities designed to encourage your baby to reach key milestones at a developmentally appropriate pace.
Every day is an exploration! Your toddler’s day is designed to enhance his or her understanding of new concepts, increased vocabulary and language as well as social and creative development. Individual and group playtime helps to build friendships while having fun!
The preschool year continues the development of skills and strategies that will promote independence, early reading and a love of learning. Fine motor skills, pre-academic math and hands-on science round out your child’s positive experience.
The year before kindergarten is a special time for children. A comprehensive reading program helps support language and writing skills. Class activities promote teamwork and increase peer confidence. Additional activities such as gym, music and sign language encourage development in other areas of interest.
The YMCA is open from *7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Choose your days of enrollment. A minimum schedule of two days per week is required. Sibling incentives are offered.
Contact Debbie Perini for information at (201) 891-2081 x 105.