Y CHILD CARE PROGRAMS IN WESTFIELD NURTURE THE POTENTIAL OF EVERY CHILD
The Westfield Area Y Child Care and Preschool programs are gearing up for fall with many options and locations to choose from!
Full day child care is NAEYC accredited and available for ages 6 months-5 years old, Monday-Friday from 7:20am-6:00 pm with after care available from 6:00-6:30pm at
the Y Child Care Center, 170 Elm Street in Westfield. The program offers a well-balanced blend of social interaction and self-discovery through free play, art, music and learning centers. Enrichment programs such as sports, gymnastics, tae kwon do, computers and dance are available. Registration is going on now. Please call Karen Theisis at (908) 654-8460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Full day kindergarten is another NAEYC accredited program offered at the Y Child Care Center and the Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch, 422 East Broad Street in Westfield. Both programs follow the Westfield Public School curriculum and calendar. Before and after care is available for those who need it. Please call Eileen Rooney at (908) 233-2700 x423 or email email@example.com at the Bauer location or Karen Theiss at the Elm Street location.
Half-day kindergarten “Book Club and Beyond” is a new academic and creative supplement to the Half-Day Kindergarten curriculum offered at the Bauer location for
children who are 5 years old by October 1st. The program meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30-2:30pm. Participating children will read a variety of books and explore the story, characters and themes of each book through creative projects. Students will build literacy journal writing and graphing skills while having fun learning about subjects like science and geography. Contact Eileen Rooney at (908) 233-2700 x423
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Y’s NAEYC accredited half day preschool program is offered at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch for ages 2 ½-4 ½. The preschool program incorporates “The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood” into their daily lesson plans. The most important goal is to help the children become enthusiastic learners and encourage them to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Creative Curriculum content areas include: Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Technology, Healthy Habits and Character Development.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.