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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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