Parent Involvement | Westfield Area Y

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is necessary to the success of any child care education program.  Therefore, parents are always welcome to visit the program without prior notice.  Staff will take every opportunity to share verbally with you information about your child at the beginning and end of the day and over the phone or during annual parent-teacher conferences.  Staff will also communicate through daily information sheets, curriculum plans, and newsletters. 

We encourage parents to volunteer any time and talents they may have.  We also encourage parents to attend Parent Committee Meetings which supports staff, problem solves, evaluatse changes, plans special events, and conducst special projects.  Throughout the year, we schedule classroom and program events to help families have fun together and meet other families.

Together we will work with your child so he or she is growing, learning, and developing secure attachments.   Our objective is to be as family friendly as possible, helping you successfully balance your work and family needs.

Families are invited to actively participate in the program by volunteering their time or skills. It is vital for families to become involved in their child’s experience at the Y; so many opportunities are designed during the year for family participation. This kind of participation is supportive of the children, as well as the teaching program. Parents are encouraged to be involved directly in the child’s classroom.

Ask your teacher or the Director how to get involved!

 

 

 

OUR HOURS AND LOCATIONS

 
(908) 233-2700 (908) 233-2700 (908) 223-8820 (908) 301-1616 (908) 654-8460 (908) 317-9622 (908) 233-2700
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
111 Ferris Place,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
500 East Street,
Garwood, NJ,
07027
170 Elm Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
422 East Broad Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Walnut Avenue,
Cranford, NJ,
07016
Weekdays
5:00AM-10:30PM
Saturday 
6:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday
7:00AM-9:00PM

 

Weekdays
7:30AM-8:00PM 
Weekends 
8:00AM-6:00PM
 
Weekdays
9:00AM-5:00PM 
Weekends 
* CLOSED
Weekdays
7:00AM-6:30PM 
Weekends 
* CLOSED
Weekdays
Preschool Hours
Evenings
As Scheduled
Weekends
As Scheduled 
Weekdays
Preschool Hours
Evenings
As Scheduled
Weekends
As Scheduled 
Weekdays
As Scheduled
Evenings
As Scheduled
Weekends
As Scheduled 

 

OUR MISSION

The Westfield Area YMCA is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual and family in the communities it serves through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.