School-Age Childcare - Meadowlands Area YMCA

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Before & after School Programs


For children age 5-13 years old.  Flexible Schedules:
Choose a schedule from 2-5 days per week and pick-up times are 4:30pm or 6:00pm.  Snacks are provided.

The Meadowlands YMCA, long noted for providing innovative childcare options, designed to provide quality care for children while parents are working. This program focuses on building self confidence and character. We emphasize the Y’s four core values in character development—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – in every activity and interaction.

Our goals are to provide:

  • a warm, caring and safe environment under the guidance of an experienced staff.
  • each child the opportunity to develop their self-confidence and social skills.
  • developmentally appropriate activities that stimulate creativity and encourage learning through fun and discovery.

The School Age Child Care (SACC) is offered in a safe and exciting environment.  All SACC programs are licensed childcare sites by the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services.

For more information about registration, click on your location below.

2016-2017 School Year



SACC-Before And After School Care requires participants to have a current Y membership. The membership entitles a child, for additional fees, to participate in SACC-Before And After School Care and other programs. With a youth membership, a child ages 6-12 may participate in open youth fitness, gym and swim times, at no additional cost.

Program Activities

Our program follows the standards of the National YMCA School Age Care Curriculum, whose core components include:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Character Development
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness
  • Healthy U
  • Homework
  • Literacy
  • Service Learning
  • Social Competence and Conflict Resolution
  • STEM

Parent Handbook

A parent handbook with the program policies and payment schedules can be downloaded below. Enrollment and medical forms will be distributed at the time of registration or can be downloaded below. These forms must be completed and returned to the YMCA of Montclair, Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, before a child can start the program.


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