The Westfield Area YMCA understands the balancing act facing today’s working families as they navigate the ever-changing world of remote learning and the multi-faceted demands on parents. 

School Age

The Y is pleased to offer a supervised remote learning and redesigned after school program in Westfield, Mountainside and Garwood for students in 1st-5th grades.

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A hybrid A/B schedule is available in Westfield and a half-day program is available in Garwood and Mountainside.  In Westfield, Y staff members assist the children with their needs as they attend their remote learning sessions.  In all programs, children enjoy arts & crafts, play games and participate in recreational and physical activities both indoors and outdoors.  Students receive homework support, and benefit from socialization. 

Early Learning

The Y believes that the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  Programs for children ages 6 months to 5 years focus on providing a caring, safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy trusting relationships and build self-confidence and self-reliance. 

In all Y early learning programs, children develop gross and fine motor, cognitive, social/emotional and language skills.  All programs follow the Creative Curriculum, a nationally recognized framework rooted in educational philosophy and theory as well as in practice.  The curriculum is composed of six core learning areas and takes into account individual interests, the learning environment and how each child personally develops.

The Y strictly adheres to all state health and safety protocols and CDC guidelines including temperature checks, health screening questions and social distancing. 

For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Bartolick for School Age Programs in Westfield and Mountainside, 908-301-9622 x248, cwhite@westfieldynj.org

Eileen Rooney for Full Day Child Care and Preschool in Westfield, 908-301-9622 x134, erooney@westfieldynj.org

Shannon Jackson for Full Day Child Care and School Age Programs in Garwood, 908-301-9622,  ext. 610, smcgillis@westfieldynj.org

The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Financial assistance is available.