Create, Discover & Explore

Full-Day Educational Child Care
Ages: 3 months – 5
 years
Location: 1340 Martine Avenue

At the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, we provide a nurturing, engaging environment for children ages 3 months to 5 years to learn, grow and thrive. Our dedicated Educational Child Care staff keep our students’ health and safety at the forefront of everything they do, while ensuring they build the social and academic skills needed to succeed in Child Care and beyond.

Information for the Upcoming 2023-2024 School Year

Registration for new families will begin Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 9:00am. Registration will be held online here under “Daxko Program Registration.” Children must be active members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA to enroll in our Child Care program. You can join the Y online here.

We’re looking forward to a year filled with fun, laughter, learning, friends and so much more! Our 12-month program, licensed by the state of New Jersey, will operate Monday – Friday, from 7:00am to 6:30pm during the 2023-2024 School Year. For the 2023-2024 School Year, we also are offering 5 day full-time care only.

Enrichment classes will be offered to all students (toddlers through PreK), and are included in monthly tuition fees. Each week, the children will take part in: literature from story time, fine arts with music & art classes, physical education that develops their gross motor skills, and science lessons that help them explore the world around them. Plus, swimming lessons are included for our 3s and 4s classes. Weather permitting, outdoor play gives your child fresh-air daily. During inclement weather, our Community Room gives the children plenty of room to exercise. We teach the children healthy habits with daily exercise and offer healthy snacks twice a day, along with milk & bottled water for lunch/snack time. In keeping with the Y’s goals, we encourage character development through caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

To learn more about availability in our Child Care program, to take a tour or for any questions, please contact Diane Romond at dromond@fspymca.org.

Information for the Current 2022-2023 School Year

Registration is currently ongoing and select spots available. For the 2021-2022 year, registration is for 5-day care only. The program runs through August 2023 and will be held from 7:00am-6:30pm, Monday through Friday. If you are interested in enrolling for the remainder of this year, please contact Diane Romond at dromond@fspymca.org.

The health and safety of our children and our staff is a top priority.  Our current health and safety practices include:

  • Requiring both children and staff with respiratory illness symptoms and/or fever to stay home until their symptoms have improved and they have been fever free for 24 hours.
  • Mask wearing is optional for all children and staff.
  • There are enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures and we have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day.
  • We have increased hand washing throughout the day for all children and staff.

To enroll or set up an appointment for a tour, please contact Diane Romond at dromond@fspymca.org.

Child Care Application (PDF)
Preschool Immunization Card (PDF)
Universal Health Form (PDF)
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan (PDF)
Asthma Treatment Plan (PDF)

Child Care Change Form (Online form)