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How to Instill a Love for Learning in Children

Author: Jennifer Grinberg
Date Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning

The development of children's brain architecture establishes the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. Interest-based learning centers greatly help to instill a lifelong love for learning. 


Daly News: January 2016!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year! Hopefully, 2016 will another great year for all of us. Although it’s been a balmy start, January usually gives us the opportunity to discover the winter wonderland that Mother Nature provides.

Wanaque's Turkey Projects

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Our kids decorated a feather for Mr. Turkey. We set out bowls filled with various materials (including real feathers) and each table was given a bottle of glue.

Daly News: December 2015 Edition!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the holiday spirit is in the air. We had a great time at our feast. Thank you all for sending in all the yummy dishes. The children really enjoyed our special meal and especially enjoyed sharing the food with their friends. We hope all of our preschool families enjoyed some good family time over the Thanksgiving holiday. The staff enjoyed time with family and friends and four days of relaxation.

Daly News Update: November 2015!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Monday, November 2, 2015

We are so lucky to live in the northeast, where we can experience all of the seasons. So many beautiful colors are popping up all around us. Your child will be thankful as they explore and recognize the importance of all their senses.

Meadowlands Area YMCA Shines Light on Literacy during Read Across the Globe Event

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Read Across the Globe is a one-day reading event that aims to raise awareness of the worldwide literacy crisis. Working with volunteers, educators and partners in every time zone, the Y and other participating organizations will read to children around the globe to shine a light on literacy. #ReadAcrossTheGlobe #Literacy #MeadowlandsYMCA

Daly News: September 2015 is Here!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome back to another new school year! I hope everyone had a great summer, whether it was here at Kiddie Kamp, or vacationing with your family. We are planning a lot of fun things for the upcoming months.

This week in Kiddie Kamp: "WILD WEST" Week!!!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Howdy Partner! Cowboys and cowgirls are what we’ll be pretending to be this week! S'mores will be the treat of the week while we pretend to be camping under the stars.

10 ER Tips for Moms

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015

No one schedules emergencies which is why it's important to have plans in place BEFORE they happen.

The Meadowlands Area YMCA Offers Kids a Chance to Learn and Explore at Camp

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Y encourages parents to sign up kids for summer camp This summer, The Meadowlands Area YMCA’s Summer Day Camp program is offering kids an enriching, learning experience to help them get more out of summer break – more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging. Through a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving well-being, kids will experience new adventures, learn and master new skills, share and trade interests with friends, exchanging plenty of high-fives along the way.

FREE After School Childcare for #EdgewaterAvalon Families

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015

FREE After School Childcare for #EdgewaterAvalon Families. We are here to support you and help you keep your children safe for the remainder of the school year.


Healthy Living Membership Benefit #3: Child Watch/ Babysitting Service at YPC

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015

READY TO START YOUR YEAR OFF WITH A NEW HEALTHY LIVING LIFESTYLE? Need someone to watch your little one for an hour or two while you take classes?

Spaces Available In Our Toddler Program - 18 Months - 3 Years Old. Schedule Your Tour Today

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Meadowlands Area YMCAFOR CHILDREN AGES 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARSDaycare and Morning or Afternoon EnrichmentMonday thru Friday – 7:00am-6:30pm or 9:00am-NoonThe Toddler Program is rich in language and sensory experiences. The Toddlers are ...

Daly News Update: January 2015

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year! Hopefully, 2015 will be another great year for all of us. January gives us the opportunity to discover the winter wonderland that Mother Nature provides. We will learn from the teachings of Martin Luther King about peace and ...

"Let's Make A Snowman!" - School Break Club House Edition

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014

School Break Club House at the Y!Monday, December 29, 2014: The Meadowland’s YMCA on-site Program Director, Miss Vanessa, used her BIG imagination and with plenty of determination and made sure all of the children ,could make at least one ...

SIGN UP FOR SCHOOL BREAK CLUB HOUSE

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014

WHEN SCHOOL IS ON BREAK CALL THE YMCA! SIGN UP BY MONDAY, 12/15Affordable Childcare for today’s busy families.The program offers a start time of 7:30 am up to 6:00pm. The following School Breaks are covered (depending on location of ...

Preschool Registration NOW OPEN! Special Promotion Inside...

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014

Our preschool/daycare services offer full and half day options. Choose 2-5 days per week. Your child will love our preschool’s curriculum; every day will be a new adventure.

Meadowlands Area YMCA awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant for Robert L. Craig School in Moonachie

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Date: August 14, 2014Meadowlands Area YMCA awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant for Robert L. Craig School in MoonachieWe are proud to announce that the Meadowlands Area YMCA has been awarded the New Jersey Department of ...

Teen Friendship Day at Summer Camp

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Teen campers at the Meadowlands YMCA were able to bring a friend on Thursday, July 24, 2014 to enjoy a fun day with their friends at camp. For a special price of $25.00, Damien Imbriano (Y member pictured on the right) brought his friend Joey Pardo (pictured on the left) to Teen Camp to enjoy a scheduled trip to inline skating! The boys had a blast!

The Y Celebrates Easter With Our Daycare!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014

EASTER PARTY FOR ALL! - All the preschool parents contributed something to make our Easter party an “eggs”tra special event. Fruits, vegetables, dip, juice, and cupcakes were just some of the treats that we had on our bunny plates. ...

Daycare at the Y: "Little Things Week"

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014

The Meadowlands Area YMCA daycare celebrated“Little Things Week” by making “Bug Pizzas”.Pita, cheese, mushrooms, and peppers were some of the healthy ingredients that we used to make this delicious treat!For more information ...

Our Preschoolers Get Their First Taste Of Spring...

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

These smiling children are happy in the Spring sun! - We took a neighborhood walk and watched our colorful pinwheels spin out of control. We also noticed the grass turning green and heard the birds chirping away in the trees. Spring is such an ...

Activities and Crafts After School - East Rutherford

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

- Each week the children create a craft relating to a holiday or event that is happening for that month.The March the East Rutherford Before Care children created Leprechaun masks.A lot of the children like to put their own design or colors on their ...

April Daly News is here! See what our preschoolers are doing this month!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014

FROM THE DESK OF ELLEN DALY…Wow, what a winter we had this year! I’m sure we are all very happy to see and feel the warmth of spring. The flower box in front of the school is popping with tulips! We can resume our nature walks around ...

Dr. Mike Visits Our Preschool!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

FEBRUARY WAS DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH! - At the Y we believe in proper dental hygiene practices. It's important for all of our members to be informed about proper dental care - right down to the littlest ones.On February 19th, Dr. Mike came to talk with ...

Child Watch/Babysitting Now Available

Author: mariajj2001
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Babysitting available during YMCA Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Piloxing, Body Conditioning, Family Yoga, and Parent /Child Yoga, Belly Dance, or Vinyasa Yoga classes! Save An Additional $5 each class when you sign up for two or more classes for you and ...


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