Create, Discover & Explore

Ages: 3 months – 5 years
Location: 1340 Martine Avenue

Our 12-month program, licensed by the state of New Jersey, is held at our Martine Avenue facility, operating Monday-Friday, from 6:45am to 6:30pm.

We provide warm and nurturing care for children ages 3 months-5 years, implementing the Creative Curriculum. Staff is trained in CPR and First Aid.

Enrichment classes are offered to all students (infants through Pre-K) and are included in monthly tuition fees. Each week, the children are exposed to literature from Story Time, fine arts with music and art classes and develop their gross motor skills with physical education. The 3s and 4s programs include swim lessons (child must be toilet-trained) taught by the Y’s Aquatics Department.

Weather permitting, walks and outdoor play give your child fresh-air daily. During inclement weather, our mini gym 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 and bottled water for lunch/snack time. In keeping with the Y’s goals, we encourage character development through caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

The Child Care program also offers limited part-time availability in our toddler, 3- and 4-year-old classes. This is a great benefit for parents who are able to work from home a couple of days per week, yet need child care on the days that they are needed in the office. Limited two, three, or four-day options are available. Our caring staff creates a welcoming environment, making the part-time transition a smooth one for both the parents and child.

Child Care Rates 2020-2021 (PDF)
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)

For more information, part-time availability/rates or to set up an appointment for a tour, please contact Kathy Barros, Senior Director of Child Care Services, at 908-889-8880 or