The early years in a child’s life are some of the most important in their lives and will help them become the person they will grow up to be. The Summit Area YMCA provides a nurturing and happy environment where children have the ability to discover their potential and develop their skills. We offer childcare and early education for children as young as 6 weeks old through Kindergarten and grade school to accommodate full time and part time schedules.

Whether you enroll in our Berkeley Heights Child Care Center, Summit YMCA Extended Care Program, or The Learning Circle YMCA Child Care Center, your child’s growth and development will increase each day in our state-licensed Childcare and Early Education Centers. With caring and qualified teachers and through the use of theme-based learning and constant communication, we support enriching and encouraging each child’s individual success.

With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why we offer full-time and full or part-week options to meet your needs and offer flexibility for your schedule. Financial assistance is also available. Sign up for a tour today!


Childcare & Early Education Options:

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  • Angela Gamble

    • Toddler Director
      • The Learning Circle YMCA
    • (908) 273-7040 ext. 5250
  • Betty Budd

    • Infant/Waddler Director
      • The Learning Circle YMCA
    • (908) 273-7040 ext. 5202
  • Deb Graisser

    • Business Manager, Childcare & Camp
      • Association Services
    • (908) 738-2165
  • Jhovanna Ibanez

    • School Age Program Director
      • The Learning Circle YMCA
    • (908) 273-7040 ext. 5217
  • Krishma Patel

    • Director of Afterschool Off-Site Programs & Camp
      • Berkeley Heights YMCA
    • (908) 464-8373 ext. 2040
  • Kelly McHugh

    • Program Director, Child Care & Camp
      • Berkeley Heights YMCA
    • (908) 464-8301 Ext. 2027
  • Michelle Pallonetti

    • Preschool Program Director
      • The Learning Circle YMCA
    • (908) 273-7040 ext. 5255
  • Ruby Hollingsworth

    • Sr Program Director, Pre K, Kindergarten
      • The Learning Circle YMCA
    • (908) 273-7040 ext. 5257