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Berkeley Heights YMCA Offers Preschool Wrap Program


When you entrust your child to the Summit Area YMCA, we strive to fulfill our promise to make each day an opportunity for your child to grow, to learn, and to feel secure and confident in discovering their potential.  Our enrichment programs are staffed with experienced teachers and nurturing caregivers who understand the cognitive, physical, and social development of children.

 Our Preschool Wrap Program at our Berkeley Heights campus enriches your child’s day with fun, educational, and creative activities.  This academic rich program will complement the school day at Mary K. McMillin.  Activities include: language, math, science, music, technology time, arts and crafts, dramatic play, and playground time. The class will also take local field trips during the school year.

The program is available Mondays through Thursdays at either 8:30-11:50 am or 11:30-3:00 pm.  Cost is $620 per month.  Transportation is included in the price.  Additional costs apply if additional hours are needed.

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To register, please contact Holly Sylvestri, Berkeley Heights YMCA Childcare Director at 908-464-8301 or

The Summit Area YMCA is the area’s largest child care provider serving over 600 children at our eight locations with early education and childcare programs for children as young as six weeks through All Day Kindergarten for six year old’s and up through afterschool care for sixth graders through eighth grade.

The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501c3 organizations. Our programs and services are open to all through our financial assistance programs made possible through the generosity of our members, donors, staff and partners. To help us help others, please make your donation today at

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Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

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Construction Update on Vauxhall Ave. Bridge, Chestnut St. Bridge and Morris Avenue Work

June 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – A CodeRed alert about road construction, the resulting congestion, and what can be expected, was sent to residents Tuesday morning.

The message said the work on these state roads is being performed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  The message outlined the following work scheduled for June and July:

The Vauxhall Bridge over Route 22.  Work ...

Summit Community Blood Drive– 1st 50 donors will get a free Union Theater movie pass!

June 19, 2018

The weather may have just started to warm up, but New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is already urging the public to donate blood as we head into the summer months.  With schools closing and vacations scheduled, less people donate blood from June through August but transfusions are still needed for local patients.   

“We’re especially thankful to our dedicated donors ...