The Family YMCA at Tarrytown’s Early Learning Center (Y ELC) offers childcare programs for Infants through School Age children. Located in our Main Street facility, Y ELC offers expansive, bright and colorful classrooms, additional enrichment activities such as swimming, dance, and outdoor activities! Please come visit our center, you’ll be delighted to meet our highly qualified, nurturing staff.
The Y Early Learning Center is designed to provide stimulating early learning experiences, including academic, cognitive, fine and gross motor, physical fitness, social and emotional development. The center operates from 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday, September through August. Our center consists of full time classrooms for infants, toddlers & preschool. All of our School Age programs are located offsite.  
For additional information about Y ELC programs and registration, contact Nicole Bernardone, Senior Director, Y ELC, or Susan Barak, Childcare Administrator at 914.418.5561.

Y Childcare

Infants 6 weeks - 18 months

4:1   Child to Staff Ratio
We provide a caring and nurturing environment for infants.  Floor play, tummy time, story time, music appreciation, finger play and arts & crafts are all part of your child’s experience.  Our goals for the children are to help them reach all of their major developmental milestones like sitting up, rolling over, crawling, and walking.  Infant Daycare Registration packet

Toddlers 19 months - 36 months

5:1   Child to Staff Ratio
During the toddler stage, a child learns a great deal about social roles, develops motor skills, and first starts to actively use language to express themselves.  At the Y we provide an accepting environment that allows children to grow and experience each one of these stages.  Each day follows a predictable schedule that includes indoor & outdoor play, circle time, music   appreciation, story time, hands on art and weekly dance and swim lessons.  Teachers facilitate sharing and positive communication among the children by teaching and modeling acceptable behaviors. Toddler Daycare Registration Packet

Preschool 3 -5 Years

-Threes,7:1 Child to Staff Ratio
Our preschool "Threes" program emphasizes learning by doing - by touching, observing, moving, creating, pretending and interacting with others.  We combine a wide array of activities that help build fine and gross motor skills, which serve as a strong foundation for all future learning and are fun and age appropriate. The schedule offers security and familiarity while remaining flexible. Each day includes indoor/outdoor play, circle time, music, story time, art, science, math and more.  

-Fours 8:1 Child to Staff Ratio  Our preschool "Fours" program is designed to have children prepared for and excited about entering Kindergarten in the fall.  The program focuses on Literacy:  beginning sight words and phonetic awareness; Math: patterning and parallel correspondence; Science: exploration, and Community Awareness.  Children have fun while working on fine and gross motor activities like writing, cutting, running, hopping and more. A preschooler’s day includes, indoor/outdoor play, circle time, music, story time, art and weekly dance and swim lessons. 

-Y Preschool/John Paulding:  For children enrolled in the Tarrytown School district who attend the John Paulding Pre-K program, the Y Early Learning Center can complete your child’s school day. Children can attend our AM or PM Pre-K program.  Preschool Registration Packet
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Y School-Age Programs

10:1 Child to Staff Ratio
For children who would otherwise be alone after school, or for those who want social interaction, the Y offers the most engaging and stimulating programming for your child. Our staff provides a wide variety of activities, excellent supervision for children, and peace of mind for parents. With an emphasis on values, School’s Out! activities include homework assistance, sports, games, arts and crafts and social opportunities, as well as a community service project the kids develop with their counselors.

We have programs in the following districts:
YMCA “School’s Out!” Tarrytown @ Washington Irving School, Grades K-5th 
YMCA “School’s Out!” Elmsford @ Grady Elementary School, Grades K-6th 
YMCA “School’s Out!” Briarcliff Manor @ Todd Elementary School, Grades    K-5th 
YMCA "School's Out!" Ossining @ Claremont School, Grades 3rd -5th
SACC Registration Packet 
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Build the perfect summer camp experience with theatre, dance and more


Create an exciting and challenging summer for your child.   For pricing and registration information, contact Susan Barak 914 418-5561 for YELC Day Camp; Barbara Turk 914 418-5562 for all Theatre related camps; Cindy Guzman at 914 631-4807 x114 for Dance Intensives.


Traditional Y ELC Summer Day Camp - Ages 5-8

Y Camps are designed to provide stimulating fun learning experiences.  Y  Camp offers a warm and secure environment for your child ages 5-8. All campers will participate in the following activities: sports, dance, nature, swimming lessons 3x per week and recreational swim periods, art, and theme-based activities & special events.  .  Click more information and the registration form
Weekly Sessions:
June 26 – June 30
July 5 – July 7 (Pro-rated)
July 10 – July 14
July 17 – July 21
July 24 – July 28
July 31 – August 4
August 7 – August 11
August 14 – August 18
August 21 – August 25
Fees per Session/Week Program Hours 
$340.00 8 AM – 6 PM
Extended Day AM $25.00 All groups 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Extended Day PM $25.00 All groups 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Y Dance Intensives

Develop technique and artistry in a fun, nurturing and creative environment during our summer dance intensive programs for ages 5-18, levels beginner to advanced.  Please contact the Y Dance office for details and registration information: 914 631-4807 x114..  Lisa Raguso, Administrator, Cindy Guzman, Director.


Y Summer Theatre (Teen and Youth Camps)

This summer the teen troupe will perform the musical, ALL SHOOK UP, directed by Peter Royston, Musical Director Maria Jacobi.  Rehearsals are Monday - Thursday from 1 pm to 5 pm until performance week, starting June 26  through performances July 27, 28, 29.  The theatre program will run at EF School first four weeks.  The fifth week ("hell week") will take place at Sleepy Hollow High School.  $1,750 per actor (Financial Aid is available.  Or, register and pay in full during March, 2017 and receive 10% off the camp fee.)  Actors will have the opportunity to take dance intensive to learn choreography for the show.
Summer 2017 the Youth Troupe will perform THE HOBBIT.  Camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12:30 pm, June 26 - performances July 21 & 22 in Patriot's Park. For actors entering 4th through 8th grade.  $1,150 per actor (Financial Aid is available.  Or, register and pay in full during March, 2017 and receive a 5% discount off the camp fee.) Contact Barbara Turk at 914 418-5562 for more information.  David Neilsen Directs.  Top of Page

Rockin' Hood Camp

Comedy and Rock 'n' Roll come together in a fun and crazy way.  Students will act, sing and rock out to popular favorites while presenting a new take on a classic story written and directed by David Neilsen, with Musical Direction by Neal Spitzer.  Click here for more information!  One week, full day musical theatre program runs July 31 - August 4, 9am to 4 pm, with a production Friday night at 7 pm. We are also running another Rockin' Hood the second week of August.  If you need full day hours, please contact Barbara Turk 914-418-5562 or the email address below.
For more information or to register, contact Barbara Turk 

 Y Staff

The Family YMCA at Tarrytown is a New York State registered Day Care program.  This means we adhere to all current state mandated rules and regulations.  Each staff member must be cleared through a reference check, central clearance and fingerprinted by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.  The YMCA also runs all staff through a state-of-the art background check, which checks for all criminal and/or sexual abuse records in the country, state and county.  All Staff must obtain a minimum of fifteen hours of training during each school year.  The YMCA is committed to provide the highest quality of child care for your child.  
As with all our programs, Financial Aid is available for free and reduced lunch recipients, and for other income qualified individuals.  For financial aid for Childcare services and summer camps only, use this form.
For more information on our Childcare offerings and pricing/availability or to arrange a visit, please contact the center at (914) 418-5561.

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