The Westfield Area YMCA offers half day and full day early learning programs that give infants, toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarteners a safe and healthy place to learn and grow. Children learn foundational skills, develop relationships and build self-reliance. through character development and a structured curriculum.  Classes are registering now for the 2019-20 school year at various locations:

The Garwood Family Center YMCA is located at 500 East St., Garwood. There are limited openings in the Twos, Threes and Fours half-day programs.  Full-day, school-age child care and pre-registered drop-in care are also available. To learn more, contact Sharon McGillis Jackson, Director, at 908-301-1616 ext. 610 or

The Bauer Branch is a NAEYC-accredited center located at 422 E. Broad St., Westfield and has limited 2019-2020 school year openings available in the Threes and Fours half-day classes.  To learn more, contact Maria Nierstedt, Site Director, at 908-317-YMCA (9622) x 423 or

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The Early Learning Center YMCA is located at 170 Elm Street, Westfield.  This NAEYC-accredited center offers full-day child care programs for ages 6 months – 5 years from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended care also available until 6:30 p.m.  New infant and toddler classrooms are opening September 3!  To learn more, contact Eileen Rooney, Director, at 908-654-8460 or

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  Learn more about Westfield Area YMCA programs