Princeton Public Schools



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Princeton Public Schools has recently announced their tentative plans for restarting school with a mix of in-person and remote learning. Like you, the Y has been navigating uncharted territory as we develop plans to provide flexible and affordable child care while expanding enrichment and providing extended learning opportunities for children.

To assist us in this process, we have started a survey to gauge the needs of the Princeton school community.  To take the survey, please use the button above.  We encourage all families interested in registering for child care to participate.  All participants will be contacted with registration information once it is ready.

About YMCA School Age Child Care

YMCA School Age Child Care is a place where your child can learn while having fun with friends in a safe and nurturing environment. With values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, we work with every child to help them realize their true potential.

Our program consists of three key components, Academic Enrichment, Recreation and Activity Centers.

  • Academic Enrichment includes homework time and curriculum that uses activities to promote academic understanding.
  • Fun and Fitness focuses on increasing physical activity and educating kids on the importance of nutrition.
  • Activity Areas allow kids to explore and pursue their specific areas of interest – board games, arts & crafts, legos, reading area etc.

At the Y, we create a nurturing environment where children can develop socially and participate in activities that complement their learning and academic achievement. For example, cooking projects help to teach fractions and journal writing helps to develop writing skills and promotes self-expression.

All our after-school sites are fully licensed by the State of New Jersey and operate on a 1:15 staff to student ratio as required by the State.


A Day At YMCA After School

  • After the final bell rings, your child will join us in our after-school care program. We begin the transition from school to YMCA After School with a healthy snack and 15-20 minutes of social time with their friends.
  • Following snack time, students engage in 30 minutes of outdoor/indoor physical activity.
  • Once they’ve released some energy, it is homework time. The older ones join counselors and homework volunteers in a quiet location to begin homework or other academic activities. The younger children engage in structured games as well as activities to learn about the importance of nutrition and healthy eating. After 30 minutes, they have 30 minutes of dedicated homework time.


Princeton Public Schools

School Locations

Community Park School
372 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Johnson Park School
285 Rosedale Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Littlebrook School
39 Magnolia Lane
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Riverside School
58 Riverside Drive
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Program Hours:  7:15am-8:00am (Before School at Riverside only);  3:00pm-6:00pm (After School, all locations)

Healthy U

The Princeton Family YMCA now offers the Healthy U Program with Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH Curriculum)!

Healthy U is a coordinated school health and afterschool program proven to reduce the rate of child obesity and improve children’s health-related behaviors. It is the only coordinated nutrition education and physical activity program with 15 years of solid research and evidence to support its design and content. Every day Healthy U is making a difference to children’s lives across North America and beyond. We are proud to make this program an included benefit to all MASH (My After School Home) children.

Healthy U on Facebook: ‘Y’ You Should be a Friend! (PDF)


Any questions? Need assistance?  Contact:

Matthew Boyd


(609) 497-9622 x222