WAYNE, NJ - Families are invited to learn more about the Wayne YMCA’s Early Childhood Learning programs during a Virtual Open House on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. To RSVP for either date, please fill out a brief online form.

The Wayne Y offers affordable child care for children ages six weeks to 5, with convenient hours and flexible scheduling options for working parents. 

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 temperature screenings and health checks upon arrival, enhanced daily cleaning and sanitizing of classrooms using safe, hospital-grade solution and UV lights, and social distancing measures in the classroom.

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Center features include a fenced-in playground and indoor and outdoor play spaces, in addition to: 

  • Experienced, nurturing staff

  • Safe environment: Staff background checks, secure facilities and visitor screening

  • Low teacher-to-child ratios

  • Flexible scheduling options

  • Convenient: Open late 

  • 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.

Tuition assistance 

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

ABC Early Childhood Learning Center, 1 Pike Dr. Wayne, NJ


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.