Before/After School Care

Before & After School Programs

Available at schools in East Rutherford & Carlstadt 

The Meadowlands YMCA is renowned for providing innovative childcare options that are designed to provide quality care for children before and after school. Our program focuses on building self-confidence and character through education-based activities. We emphasize the Y’s four core values of character development—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – in every area of our before and after school care programs in East Rutherford and Carlstadt. 

Our goal is 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.

Our, before and after school program, also known as School Age Child Care (SACC), is offered in a safe and productive environment. All SACC programs are licensed childcare sites by the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services. 

2020 - 2021 School Year

Program Activities

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

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Character Development
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness
  • Homework Help
  • Literacy
  • Service Learning
  • Social Competence and Conflict Resolution
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)
  • Snacks provided

If you need full day care for virtual learning school days look no further than our Meadowlands YMCA 2, 3, or 5 day options.  You can find more information here.


Before & After School Care for Grades K-8




East Rutherford - McKenzie School

East Rutherford - Faust/Annex