Afterschool Care at the YMCA



Starting September, 2018 for Grades K-8th

We're excited to be launching our newest after school location, right in our Y! The Meadowlands YMCA is renowned for providing progressive childcare options designed to offer quality care after school. Our program focuses on building self confidence and character through education-based activities. It's a place were children can receive homework help, meet new friends outside of their school, engage in educational projects, and have fun! We emphasize the Y’s four core values of character development—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – in every area of our after school care. 

What Makes Our Afterschool Program Different?
  1. Extended Hours to 7PM
  2. Weekly activities of Swimming, Cooking, and Sports
  3. 10% discount on YMCA Session programs offering during afterschool hours. 
Finally, a Flexible Afterschool Program

Parents may choose the day of the week that best meet their child care needs. Our program operates when schools are in session and is available immediately after school even on early dismissal days. The Meadowlands YMCA is renowned for providing innovative childcare options that are designed to provide quality care for children before and after school. Our after school program at the Y focuses on building self-confidence and character through education-based activities. Hosting the program in our new facility offers tremendous opportunities for children to learn, develop, and stay healthy with Y classes. 

Weekly Afterschool Experiences: 
  • Monday: Cardio Kids 
  • Tuesday: STEM/Computer in the TechLab
  • Wednesday: Cooking Class in the new Cooking Studio
  • Thursday: Sports Kids in the Gatorade Gym
  • Friday: Swimming in the new Meadowlands YMCA Pool

The Opportunity to Do More at the Y

Beyond the classes included in our After School program, participants will also have the ability to register for youth sports, wellness, cooking, and activity classes with a 10% discount. Y staff members will escort children to and from classes to ensure their safety. Below is the list of available classes. 

Youth Sports Classes:

  • Floor Hockey
  • Gymnastics (Beginner & Intermediate)
  • Youth Soccer
  • Flag Football
  • Taekondo
  • Basketball Clinic 
  • T-Ball

Youth Wellness Classes:

  • Youth TRX Suspension Basics
  • Healthy Little Chefs
  • Kitchen Wizards

Youth Activity Classes:

  • Eureka Science!
  • Creative Kids
  • Fun with Math
  • Graphic Design Basics
  • Lego Engineers
Tranportation & Registration 

Transportation will be provided from schools in East Rutherford, Wood-Ridge, and Wallington. Are you not in one of those towns? Don't worry! Drop off is available to children from ALL towns. Simply coordinate a transportation method that works best for you. 

We can't wait to bring in the New Year with After School at the Y! Register now to secure your spot. 

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, before a child can start the program. For more information about registration, click on your location below.

Choose a from 2-5 days per week. See the form below for registration.