HACKENSACK, NJ - Families are invited to learn more about the Greater Bergen County YMCA’s preschool programs during a “March Science Madness” Open House on Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Families will be able to meet the program director, ask questions, and view a preschool classroom. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy free science-themed activities.
To register, please fill out a brief online form.
Face masks are required and the Y will follow social distancing protocols.
The Greater Bergen County Y offers affordable child care for children 2 years old to preschool age, with convenient hours and flexible scheduling options for working parents. Full day school age child care is also available at the Y for older siblings participating in remote learning.
Center features include a fenced-in playground and indoor play spaces, including access to the gym, in addition to:
Experienced, nurturing staff
Safe environment: Staff background checks, secure facilities and visitor screening
Low teacher-to-child ratios
Flexible scheduling options
Curriculums that promote youth development, healthy lifestyles, and social and emotional learning
Enrichment classes in STEAM, literacy, and more
Daily communications with parents
Affordable, with financial assistance available through application
Access to variety of summer camp experiences
Inclusive environments with respect for cultural diversity
Classrooms are set up to support children in their development of fine and gross motor skills, and prepare them for kindergarten through hands-on experiences in learning centers for art, blocks, dramatic play, reading and writing, and STEAM.
Health and Safety
The Y has adopted stringent health and safety guidelines to help prevent the spread of illness, and to keep all children and staff safe. Protocols include daily temperature screenings and health checks, enhanced daily cleaning and sanitizing of classrooms using a safe, hospital-grade solution and UV lights, and social distancing measures.
The Y understands the challenges families are facing due to the pandemic. Families are encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the Y for All Fund. Qualifying applicants can receive a reduced rate on their child care tuition.
For more information
For more information about the Early Childhood Education Program, contact Mary Soto, Center Director, at email@example.com
To learn more about Child Care at the Y: metroymcas.org
ABOUT THE Y
Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invests in its diverse communities to promote wellness, safety and quality of life for children, adults and seniors. Its seven branches in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hackensack, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility through an array of programs. Some 35,000 people belong to the Metro Y, which awards more than $2.8 million annually in direct and indirect financial assistance.