Stimulate the mind and spark the imagination with hands-on, exciting educational activities

Kindergarten Firehouse

Full Day Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten follows an age appropriate curriculum that prepares children for first grade. Full Day Kindergarten utilizes Creative Curriculum as well as Everyday Math, Handwriting without Tears and Healthy U are included.

Age:  5 years by October 1

Program:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm

Includes:  Before Care: 7:30-8:30am or Valet Drop-Off: 8:15-8:30am

Available:  After Care: 2:30- 4:30pm or 2:30-6:00pm

Location: Robert & Virginia Bauer Family Branch YMCA, 422 East Broad Street

Contact: Tracy McSweeney at 908-301-9622 x423 or

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Kindergarten Wraparound

Kindergarten Wraparound is a stimulating and enriching theme-based program that takes place in the morning at the Main Y Facility for children who attend afternoon kindergarten in Westfield. Our curriculum enhances a half-day program by developing educational and social skills through arts & crafts, learning centers, music, games, physical education, special events, use of the outdoor play area and more. The children also participate in swim lessons in our Rooke Pool once a week. This is a 5-day/week morning program, before care is also available if needed. Children are transported to Lincoln School for their afternoon program.

Contact: Melinda McHale at 908-301-9622 x273 or

NEW! Cranford AM Kindergarten Wraparound Program

  • Expands upon the incorporated public school curriculum in a nurturing learning environment
  • Day begins at the Cranford Community Center at 8:00am. Following the program, students ride the bus, supervised by Y staff, to PM Kindergarten at Walnut, Hillside, Bloomingdale or Brookside schools.

Day includes interactive experiences with math, literacy, science and social studies using the Creative Curriculum® program. Through both large and small group lessons, students develop new skills, express their thoughts and ideas, ask questions, solve problems and make discoveries.

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Contact: Shannon McGillis Jackson at or x610 and Marty Collett at or x223