After School School

For schools 4, 5 and 8, Children remain at their designated schools and are walked to the cafeteria by their teachers. The program runs from 2:45pm to 6:00pm. Children have play time, homework time, and snack time. They also do arts & crafts and occasionally have cooking lessons. Included in the program is our  CATCH KIDS CLUB : Coordinated Approach to Child Health is a physical activity and nutrition education program encouraging 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day. During half days, children go to the cafeteria upon school dismissal and can stay up to 6:00pm. Children picked up after 6:00pm, will be charged a late pick up fee of $1.00/minute. Cost: $175/month due the last Friday of each month for the upcoming month. Participating children must maintain a current registration/membership. Registration starts in August every year for the upcoming school year. Returning children have the opportunity to register in the Spring. First month and last month payment due at registration. See our sample schedule. 



Before School


Children in schools 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 can be dropped off at the Garfield YMCA as early as 7:00am and the children are walked to school and bused during inclement weather. Cost: $125.00/ month . Registration starts in August every year for the upcoming school year. Returning children have the opportunity to register early. Children must maintain a current membership for the duration of their participation in the program. First month and last month payment due at registraiton. 



Before school program is serving the Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year. Program and costs run exactly the same as school aged; however, the Middle School participants have fewer spots available, so don't wait to register! 




Healthy U is a collaborative partnership between the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey with the goal of combating childhood obesity through nutrition education, physical education and family involvement.


The Healthy U program uses the CATCH (coordinated approach to child health) curriculum to promote physical activity and healthy eating among youth 3 -13 years old.  CATCH teaches kids that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be fun.


The after school program has been a part of Healthy U since 2008  The goal is to promote healthy habits that can last a lifetime by demonstrating, and learning about the importance of, physical activity and good nutrition.


Healthy U launched in the 2012/13 school year in our preschool-age programs.  Our preschoolers will experience games and physical activities that provide an environment for success in skill development and exercise.   Nutrition lessons are taught through fun circle time and exploration activities.  This program also provides parents with valuable tips and suggestions for use at home.


In New Jersey, 1 in 3 school age children are either overweight or obese.  These children risk developing serious health problems in adulthood.  Through the Healthy U program, we can make a positive impact on youth and families.  The goal is to prevent and reduce obesity in children through physical activity and nutrition behaviors, and strong parental involvement.

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