“I would like to say that both I and my wife have been very happy with the treatment and education our son has received at the Hightstown YMCA. He has made a lot of friends and learned a lot of communication skills in the 3 years he has spent at the YMCA. The teachers and other staff have been wonderful and shown a real interest in my son’s learning and care. We have received notes sent home by members of the staff telling us what a pleasure it is to see our son every day. My wife and I feel that we have put him in the right hands for his development at the YMCA. I would whole heartedly recommend the Hightstown YMCA to everyone with a child it is a great experience.”–Richard and Lorraine Rogers

230 Mercer Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520

Contact: Child Care Department
609.448.1357

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NEW! REFER A FRIEND PROGRAM

The greatest compliment our YMCA families can give us is referring a friend to one of our outstanding YMCA Child Care Centers. We are proud to announce our new Refer A Friend Program. A credit of up to $150* will be applied to your account each time you recommend a friend to either our Freehold or Hightstown-East Windsor Child Care Enrichment Centers. The credit will be applied after the new enrollee has attended the program for 60 days.

*Some limitations apply. Please speak to your Child Care Director for complete details.

The Hightstown-East Windsor YMCA provides Safe & Secure Day Care for Infants, Toddlers, Pre-School & Pre-K (Ages 6 weeks to 5 years). Our State Licensed Child Care Enrichment Center has been designed to provide your child 6 weeks to 5 years of age with the best possible learning opportunities in a warm, safe and loving environment.

Child Care Program

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Philosophy

You’re entrusting us to care for the most important person in your life. We believe that during a child’s formative years, nothing is more important than experiencing a wide variety of enriching activities in a warm, safe and loving environment. Our state licensed childcare program has been carefully designed to provide your child with the best possible learning opportunities. We are committed to developing each individual child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional growth.

 

Kindergarten Enrichment Program

Our program is designed to supplement the local half-day Kindergarten. Days are scheduled with an assortment of academic activities, social interaction, creative play, personal journals and outdoor play. We follow the EWRSD calendar and busing to and from our facility is provided by the EWRSD Transportation Department. School scheduled half days are included. If you need care for your child on days that school is not scheduled, you must sign up in advance for our Kid’s Day Out Program.

AM Program – 8:45 am to 12:45 pm
PM Program – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

School Age Program

Kidstuff: The Before and After School Care program is designed to provide children in grades K-5 with a safe, caring, fun and educational place to be during the hours that school is out, but parents are at work. Transportation is provided by the EWRSD. (No transportation is available for less than 5 days.) Each week’s curriculum is carefully planned to provide just the right balance of fun and learning through activities involving art, music, drama, outdoor play, vocabulary games and much more. We also provide homework assistance. Out of district children are welcome.

AM Care – 7:30 am to 8:45 am
PM Care – 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Kids Day Out (KDO) Program

KDO is a full day program held at the Y for school age students. This program is available when schools are closed for holidays and breaks. We off organized games, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play and special theme activities. Out of district children are welcome. ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

$47.00 per day

If your child is enrolled in Kindergarten Enrichment and Before/After School Care, you will receive a 25% discount when you register for Kids Day Out.