Half-Day Preschool: Westfield | Westfield Area Y

Half-Day Preschool: Westfield

Robert & Virginia Bauer Family Branch
422 East Broad St.
, Westfield

Time for Twos (age 2½ by September 1)
For most children this is their first experience in a group without a parent.  We focus on socialization, verbal communication skills and pro-social behavior.  Children participate in group free play, art, music, story time and physical activities.  Bi-monthly music class is included in program.  Potty trained is not mandatory.

Offered: Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-11:00AM
 

Almost Threes (age 3 by January 31)
The main objective of this program for young threes is socialization. Our program fosters a positive self-image, verbal communication skills, and pro-social behavior.  These goals are obtained in a small group setting through art, music, free play and physical activities.  Bi-monthly music class included in program.  Potty trained is not mandatory.

Offered: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30-11:00AM
 

Wee Threes (age 3 by October 1)
Children are assisted with socialization and are encouraged to grow through hands-on art projects, games, music, and play.  Children will be able to master various pre-kindergarten skills (color, shape, group play, name recognition, and cooperation).  Bi-monthly music class is included in program. Must be 100% potty trained (no pull ups).  Swim lessons are included for PM class (Fall 2 & Spring 1 Sessions).

Offered: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30-11:00AM
Offered: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12:00-2:30PM
 

Almost Fours (age 4 by January 31)
The children not only master the skills of the Wee Threes program but are also encouraged to expand their creativity, self-confidence, social and fine motor skills.  Weekly sports instruction is included. Swim lessons are included for PM class (Fall 2 & Spring 1 Sessions).  This program is designed for those who will be attending "More for Fours" the following year.

Offered: Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-11:00AM, Wednesday 12:00-2:30PM
Offered: Monday-Friday 12:00-2:30PM
 

Fun for Fours (age 4 by October 1)
Teachers expand the skills developed in Threes class.  The program encourages creativity, fine motor and cognitive skills. Children are confident and well prepared to meet all challenges of kindergarten. Weekly sports instruction and bi-monthly Spanish class are included.  A weekly swim lesson is included for PM class (Fall 2 & Spring 1 Sessions).

Offered: Monday - Friday 8:30-11:00AM
Offered: Monday- Friday 12:00-2:30PM  
 

More for Fours  (age 4½ by October 1)
This program is designed for children who have just missed the kindergarten cutoff date, a five-year-old not ready for kindergarten or an older four year old.  More for Fours has a complete kindergarten readiness curriculum.  The added class time allows for more time for hands-on experimentation in art, music, dramatic play, science, math and physical activities.  Weekly sports instruction and bi-monthly Spanish class are included.  A weekly swim lesson is included for PM class (Fall 2 & Spring 1 Sessions).

Offered: Monday - Friday 8:30-11:30AM or 11:30AM-2:30PM

Extended Times and Specialty Programs

Early Drop Off:  Parents may pull up to back door 15 minutes before class begins.  No charge.

Extended Pick up: AM & PM parents may pick up at back door. Registration required.

Enrichments: Specialty classes such as a variety of sports, computer, Spanish, craft or cooking are offered five days per week during lunch time (30 min. class, 30 min. lunch--bring your own or buy a hot lunch).  2 1/2 hour weekly classes may include Drama, Games, Art, Music or Science.

Sports Classes: Each afternoon, there is a sports class offered.  These programs are listed in the Westfield Area Y Session Guide and taught by the Westfield Area Y Sports Department.  A discount is offered for our students.

Swim Lessons: Swim lessons listed in the Westfield Area Y Session Guide are offered at a discount to our AM students.

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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

 

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8:00AM-6:00PM
 
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9:00AM-5:00PM 
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7:00AM-6:30PM 
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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.