Create, Discover & Explore

Full-Day Educational Child Care
Ages: 3 months – 5
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 2021-2022 School Year

We’re looking forward to a year filled with fun, laughter, learning, friends and so much more!

Update: We are excited to bring back enrichment programs like music, art and science for the 2021-2022 year as well as swim lessons for our 3s and 4s classes. 

Registration is now open. 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. Families can then register for Child Care online by visiting and clicking “Daxko Program Registration.” For information on using our Daxko system and registering for programs, click here. If extra assistance is needed, please contact our Welcome Center at 908-889-8880. Registration also requires a non-refundable $300 deposit to secure each students’ spot for the 2021-2022 School Year.

For the 2021-2022 year, registration is for 5-day care only. The program will run from September 2021-August 2022 and will be held from 7:00am-6:30pm, Monday through Friday.


Infants (3 months – 18 months): $1812 per month
Toddlers (18 months – 3 years): $1660 per month
Full Day 3s (3 year olds): $1414 per month
Full Day 4s (4 year olds): $1414 per month

To learn more about availability in our Child Care program, to take a tour or for any questions, please contact Kathy Barros, Senior Director of Child Care Services at

Due to COVID-19, we will be following new state Licensing Regulations, which include:

  • Limited class sizes.
  • No co-mingling between classes; students can only stay with their class and designated teachers.
  • Children over the age of 2 are highly encouraged to wear face masks indoors except during meal and nap times (every child 2 years old or older must wear/bring a face mask to school daily).
  • Teachers and Y staff are mandated to wear masks (unless there is a medical reason that bars them from doing so).
  • Parents and visitors are not permitted in the building. Drop-off and Pick-up will occur at the Child Care wing emergency doors for Child Care and by the breezeway doors for Kindergarten.
  • Each child and Y staff member will undergo a daily health screening upon entry, which would include a temperature check. Those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, headache, muscle pain, chills and any new loss of taste or smell AND/OR any household members experiencing those symptoms – will be excluded from the center. Administering fever reducing medicine prior to school arrival is prohibited, and children will be excluded to enter school if medicine was given.
  • Anyone in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 is excluded from the center and Y. The Y will follow the local Health Department instructions for length of exclusion.
  • If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at our school, we will contact the state Health Department regarding next steps and may be required to close temporarily.
  • There are enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures and we have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day.
  • All children and staff will be asked to utilize hygiene practices, such as frequent hand washing throughout the day.

To enroll or set up an appointment for a tour, please contact Kathy Barros, Senior Director of Child Care Services, at

2021-2022 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)