Childcare & Camp

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!

Full & Half Day Childcare

Childcare Color

Early Childhood Education at the Y
Promotes age appropriate growth, development, and learning of the “whole” child. Each child (6 wks. – 6 yrs.) has daily experiences that provide and develop the building blocks of Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Language, and Physical skills necessary for lifelong learning success.

Enrolling in Y Childcare connects families to a wide web of friends, networks, and support through the Wyckoff Family YMCA community. Y families represent a diverse and inclusive collection of cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. These differences create classrooms where acceptance develops as children learn to practice tolerance and promote equality amongst themselves.

Childcare Policies
Department of Children and Families Information to Parents

Full Day Childcare

Children experience academics through an Early Childhood Curriculum tailored to every age, need, and schedule.

Program Offers:
6 wks. – 5 yrs.
7:30am – 6pm
• Primary Caregivers are assigned to each child
• Open, two-way communication between Parent and Teacher
• Music, Physical Education, & Foreign Language Enrichments
• Family Events
• Certified Childcare Staff
• Curriculum that meets NJ Preschool Standards

Full Day Programs offered at the following locations:

Nancy Boye Early Learning Center
The Wyckoff Family YMCA
691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, 07481
6:30-7:30am – “Early Risers”
7:30am-6pm / 201.891.2081
Director – MaryBeth McGuire

Mahwah Early Learning Center
60 Ridge Rd., Bld. 8, Mahwah, 07430
7:15am-6pm / 201.529.4819
Director – Wendy Jones

YMCA at CHCC Early Learning Center
Christian Health Care Center
301 Sicomac Ave., Bld. 11, Wyckoff, 07481
6:30am-6pm / 201.848.4499
Director – Debby Neill

Franklin Lakes Early Learning Center
730 Franklin Lake Rd.,
Franklin Lakes, 07417
7:15am-6pm / 201.847.8030
Director – Sheri Ten Eyck

Half Day Childcare

Children develop confidence and a positive self-esteem through various activities and experiences. Educational play and developmentally appropriate curriculum embrace a love of learning. Two’s need Not be Potty Trained.

Program Offers:
2 – 5 yrs.
9 – 11:30am
• Lunch Bunch Option for Preschool & Pre-K
• Extended Day Option available for Pre-K
• Music & Physical Education Enrichments
• Family Events
• Curriculum that meets NJ Preschool Standards.
• Certified Childcare Staff
• Potty Training assistance
(Two’s need not be potty trained)

Half Day Programs offered at the following locations:

Mahwah Early Learning Center
60 Ridge Rd., Mahwah
9-11:30am

Young Explorers Nursery School
The Wyckoff Family YMCA
9-11:30am

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Designed for the child who is not 5 by October 1 or who is not quite ready for Kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten Classes Offer:
4.5 – 6 yrs.
• Science, Math, Creative Arts, and Literacy Instruction
• Social & Emotional Skill Development
• Music & Physical Education Enrichments
• Half day and/or Full day Option
• Before & After Care Available
• Child must have completed a 4 yr. old Pre-K Program

The following location offers TK:

The Wyckoff Family YMCA
9am-12pm or 9am-3pm

Healthy U

Preschool, Pre-K, and TK, students have weekly Nutrition and Exercise Classes through the HEALTHY U PROGRAM, a collaborative partnership between the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and its Member Associations.

The HEALTHY U PROGRAM uses the CATCH® (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Curriculum to promote physical activity and healthy eating among children ages 3-13. These classes teach children to identify “GO”, “SLOW”, and “WHOA” foods, and encourage them to choose to eat healthy “GO” foods most of the time. The activities, games, and Physical Education components of the program increase the amount of physical activity children engage in while creating habits that foster lifelong wellness and disease prevention.