Our Kindergarten program is designed to enrich your child's day with fun, educational and creative activities dedicated to fostering their total growth and well-being with opportunities to learn age appropriate life skills, build self esteem and enter elementary school with confidence and ease.
The All Day Kindergarten program runs Monday-Friday, hours are from 7:00 AM-6:00 PM, including before and after school care from 7:00-8:30 AM and 3:30-6:00 PM. In addition, extended care is available to 6:30 PM. We also offer a Kindergarten only option from 8:30 AM-3:30 PM.
Students will receive instruction in the subject areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Character Development, Physical Education, Health, Spanish, and Technology, according to New Jersey Common Core Standards. The children will also swim once per week (indoors) at the Summit YMCA and take educational field trips throughout the school year.
Our students are provided a healthy morning and afternoon snack that includes fresh fruit or vegetables. Lunch can be purchased through our vendor, Catering Solutions, who offer a variety of custom, healthy, freshly prepared boxed lunches, delivered to our center daily.
At the Berkeley Heights YMCA students have access to their own fenced in playground, a large grass area, a full gymnasium and two multi-purpose spaces. Students will also participate in special events (families included), community service projects such as learning about the SAY’s Community Garden and participate in CATCH for healthy eating and keeping physically active.
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.
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Drop in rate is $30/day for before care from 7:00-8:30 AM and $45/day for before care from 3:30-6:00 PM.
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Drop in rate is $20/day for extended care from 6:00-6:30 PM. Late pick up fee is $5/minute after 6:30 PM.
For additional information about our childcare programs, availability and pricing, please contact us directly using the contact form below.
59 Locust Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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