FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA’s state licensed Child Care Program will be housed at the Y’s main facility on Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. 

After many years of operating out of the original Y building on Grand Street in Scotch Plains, the shift will allow children a more enhanced Y experience - from swimming lessons to physical activity, which are included in the program; to gymnastics, dance and pee wee sports, which can be added on to the program for an additional fee.   

The YMCA's child care program provides12 months a year of care for children 3 months to 5 years. It is offered Monday-Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Full day and part-time (two, three, four days) care is available. 

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This timely move meets an urgent need for parents seeking educational Child Care for the Fall. Space is limited.  Parents interested in learning more about the YMCA’s Child Care Program can contact Kathy Barros at (908) 889-8880 or

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For info on membership or programs, or to request a schedule of classes, call the YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.