Berkeley Heights YMCA Childcare


Nurture Your Child's Growth Today

As a parent, you want the best for your child, but with so many demands on today’s families, it can be challenging to find a safe and nurturing environment for them to grow and learn. That's why the Berkeley Heights YMCA Childcare is here to provide the support and guidance you need.

At the Y, we believe that childcare is about more than just looking after kids. It's about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn fundamental skills, develop healthy relationships, and build self-reliance through our Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Our experienced caregivers focus on developing the whole child through safe and loving care, education, and activities that promote physical, emotional, and social development. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your child on this exciting journey.

For details on our childcare programs, availability, enrollment, and pricing, please click on a link below and/or contact us directly.


Berkeley Heights YMCA Childcare Center



We’ve designed our enrollment process to give parents the opportunity to explore our early education programs first-hand through a personalized tour arranged for you to speak in-depth with one of our highly qualified and experienced Program Directors. A thorough orientation process will help to transition your child and your family into daily life at The Berkeley Heights YMCA Child Care Center.

Program registration for the upcoming school year opens in March. To learn more about our childcare programs, availability, enrollment, and pricing, please click on a link above and/or contact us directly. Please note: An active Summit Area YMCA Membership is required to register for any childcare or summer camp programs. If you do not have a family membership, a Youth Membership (Ages 12 & Under) may be purchased for each child billed annually at $110 per year/per child. If you had a membership previously and are having trouble reactivating it, please complete the Membership Change Request form.


The new Berkeley Heights YMCA opened in 2020, bringing together the community to fulfill a shared mission; working side by side to nurture potential, support youth development, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. This vital, vibrant, and valued center in the community, provides meaningful experiences for individuals and families. Part of the Summit Area YMCA, founded in 1886, we are the first Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovation Network YMCA in New Jersey committed to creating a culture in which diversity and inclusion are integral to everyday operations. With over 40,000 square feet, the Berkeley Heights YMCA offers a Full-sized Gymnasium • 2 Group Exercise Studios • Indoor Cycling Studio • State-of-the-art Fitness Center & Equipment • Dedicated Functional Training Zones • Modern Locker Rooms • Lobby & Common Areas • Spacious Early Education Childcare Center • After School Child Care • Cheerful, Secure Kid Zone • Teen Center • 195 Parking Spaces • Outdoor Playground •Seasonal Outdoor Pool • is ADA Accessible and much more!

Childcare students at the Berkeley Heights YMCA have access to their own fenced-in outdoor playground and large grass area, as well as a full gymnasium and two multi-purpose spaces for activities and special events.





At the Summit Area YMCA, we stand committed to providing a safe environment for everyone who enters our doors or participates in our programs, most importantly the safety and well-being of children entrusted to our care. We have a series of measures in place to keep kids safe. Learn more on how the Y keeps your children safeguarded against abuse through staff trainings, protocols, and ongoing knowledge of awareness and prevention here.


opportunity for all

As a nonprofit, the Summit Area YMCA is committed to enhancing the lives of individuals and families in our community. We do so by offering financial assistance to those with demonstrated need so that they may enjoy all the Y has to offer, regardless of their ability to pay. This helps us ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Families with low or moderate household income or those who are experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply. Applicants must live or work in the Summit Area YMCA service area which includes Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Financial assistance can be used for membership, childcare, summer camp, enrichment, sports programs and more where additional fees apply, such as soccer and swimming lessons.




In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling, and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.