Full Day School Care

Full Day School Age Childcare

Full Day School Programs

Available at Meadowlands YMCA

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, 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. 

COVID Prepared

The Meadowlands YMCA never closed our doors for childcare throughout the COVID Pandemic.  We have proudly run a successful childcare program for school age children, continually adapting and evolving to adhere to CDC, state, and local guidelines. We will continue to implement the strict procedures mandated to keep your children safe.

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

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.

Flexible Schedules: Choose from 2, 3, or 5 days per week. See the registration form below. We also have programs in Carlstadt and McKenzie School in East Rutherford.  You can find these registration forms below as well.