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Meadowlands Area YMCA


We are Now Open! Hours: M-F 5am - 10pm and Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm. Join the Y for $1 joiner fee - offer extended until the end of the month - Tours are still happening! Stop in to see for yourself. - More Details >>

MEMORIAL DAY HOURS 8am - 2pm - More Details >>

Early Childhood Learning

Meadowlands Area YMCA

Early Childhood Learning

Meadowlands Area YMCA

Now enrolling for Opening on june 12th!

Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning program is much more than running and playing. We focus on nurturing the potential of every child with age appropriate, center-based learning activities and a curriculum that develops social, emotional and creative skills that establish a lifelong love of learning.  The Meadowlands YMCA has offered child care for over 97 years so parents will have peace of mind knowing their child is safe at the Y.


  • Full- and part-time enrollment
  • Age appropriate curriculum
  • Trained, educated, dedicated, enthusiastic and engaged staff
  • Nationally recognized Healthy U program using the CATCH® Curriculum
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math)
  • Recreational swim and gym at the Y
  • Healthy snacks (peanut free center)
  • Structured play time
  • Field trips and special events
  • Family programs
  • Open door policy

Jennifer Grinberg director of Mara Family Day Care Center

Jennifer Grinberg, director, Mara CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING

  • Psychology Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • 10 years of child care education experience
  • Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certified

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