Childcare - Y Early Learning Center


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.  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.

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.  

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. 

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, weekly dance and swim lessons.  

-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 School-Age Programs

For children who would otherwise be alone after school, or for those who want social interaction, the Y offers an engaging and stimulating programs 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 @ Morse School, Grades K-2nd
YMCA “School’s Out!” Tarrytown @ Washington Irving School, Grades 3-5th 
YMCA “School’s Out!” Briarcliff Manor @ Todd Elementary School, Grades    K-5th 
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.
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