Young Explorers Nursery School

Wyckoff YMCA

Location: 691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, 07481

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Young Explorers Nursery School

Experience the “Y” difference! Our Young Explorers Nursery School combines high standards of care, a well-rounded curriculum, and attentive, qualified teachers who open the doors to inspire a love of learning. 

Half Day Childcare

Young Explorers Nursery School (YENS)


Care provided for Ages: 2-5 yrs.


Spots will fill up quickly, so reserve your spot TODAY!


Full Member:

Program Member / Non-Member:

2 Year Class $190/month $200/month
3 Year Class $300/month $310/month
Pre-K 4 Year Class $380/month $400/month
Pre-K  Extended Day $75/mo-per-day $80/mo-per-day


  • Promotion Discount and Sibling Discount, if applicable, will be processed once your registration is reviewed and finalized.
  • Questions or Need assistance accessing/setting up an online account? Contact the Business Office at 201-891-2081

Register Today!


  • Lunch Bunch Option for Preschool & Pre-K
  • Extended Day Option available 1-3 days a week for Pre-K
  • Music, Physical Education, and Foreign Language Enrichments
  • Family Events
  • Curriculum that meets NJ Preschool Standards
  • Certified Childcare Staff
  • Toilet Training assistance (Two’s need not be potty trained)


  • 2-day Schedule: Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu from 9-11:30am
  • We assist with Toilet Training if needed!
  • Music & Movement Enrichment
  • Physical/Social Development
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Developing Vocabulary & Language
  • Child must be 2 years by Oct. 1


  • 3-day Schedule: Mon/Wed/Fri or T/Th/Fri from 9-11:30am
  • Activities to encourage social & creative development
  • Weekly enrichments including Music/Physical Activity to promote focus & development
  • Custom curriculum that meets NJ Preschool Standards
  • Lunch Bunch Option from 11:30-12:15pm (additional cost)
  • Child must be 3 years by Oct. 1


  • 5-day Schedule: Mon-Fri, from 9-11:30am
  • Reading, Science and Math
  • Weekly enrichments including Music, Gym, and Spanish
  • Custom curriculum that meets NJ Preschool Standards
  • Lunch Bunch Option from 11:30am-12:15pm (additional cost)
  • Extended Care available until 2:30pm (Tues/Wed/Thu) (additional cost)
  • Child must be 4 years by Oct. 1

Orientation Video - Welcome Back!

Quarter Units 

The Early Childhood Curriculum outlines weekly themes and specific academic content while including character trait education, colors, shapes, letters, and numbers.  These components guide teachers in their strategic and creative planning of age appropriate and “hands on” experiences, lessons, and activities in conjunction with the New Jersey and National Standards of care, safety and learning.

Printable Forms and Documents

Transitional Kindergarten Checklist

Toddler Checklist

Preschool/Pre-K Checklist

Medication Administration Form

Young Explorers Nursery School Calendar  Transitional Kindergarten School Calendar

Did You Know We Transport In-House?

We have a myriad of classes for your little one to sign up for during their day here at the Wyckoff Family YMCA. Please fill out ONE FORM PER CHILD PER CLASS. Transportation Forms must be handed in the week prior to the start of Program Class. Any questions you may have please contact:


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The Wyckoff Family YMCA Early Learning Centers use for parental notification.  
This includes communication regarding weather or other center closing announcements, class information, day to day updates, invitations for family involvement, and other site or YMCA wide event notifications.  Injury or emergency notification, as well as Registration, payments, and State Licensing Requirement information may also be communicated through 
E-mail your site director at for your child's class code.  Text that code to 81010 to get started!

Access Your Childcare Tax Statement:

To access your account:

  1. Enter your email address and password in the first box “I WANT TO SIGN INTO MY ACCOUNT” on the left side of the screen. Select Login.
  2. To reset your password: Select Forgot your password? A secure link will be emailed prompting you to create a password. Your password must be at least 7 characters and contain at least one capital letter and one number.

Your account details will display.

Select the Year-end childcare statement on the left portion of the screen under Billing Info - Tax Statement.

Questions? Contact the Business office at 201-891-2081.

Connect your Membership

The YMCA Online Portal will enhance your Membership and Program Registration experience!

  • Register for Programs faster and easier

  • View or print receipts from home

  • Easy access to manage your Profile to keep us up to date



Biting Policy

Discipline Policy

Pacifier Policy

Policy on the Release of Children

Termination & Suspension Policy

Toilet Training Policy

Health Policy

Universal Health Form

Department of Children and Families Information to Parents

Parent Notification Procedure

Social Media and Technology Television Use Policy

Parent Resources

Here at the Wyckoff Family YMCA we understand that being home with young children 24/7 is uncharted territory for many of our families!  Please visit these resources for information on ways you can make your time at home healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate! Remember- taking care of yourself helps you be your best for your family!

Talking to Children About COVID-19

It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy.


11 Questions Parents May Have About Coronavirus

Here are some answers to common questions.


Preparing for School Closings and Tips for Parenting 

We didn’t ask for this, but now that it’s here, let’s make it work. School closures, social distancing, and self-isolation are stressful, but we can use this time to focus on what matters to our families. We’ve got tools and tips. Let’s get prepared.


How to Work from Home When You Have Kids

For many working parents and for the organizations that employ them, remote work is a go-to move for increasing work/life balance, productivity, and retention. How do avoid the distractions and interruptions that can compromise your performance? Here's some ways to balance it all!


Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

What is the risk to pregnant women of getting COVID-19? Is it easier for pregnant women to become ill with the disease? If they become infected, will they be more sick than other people?