Princeton Public Schools

2021-22 Registration is now open!

To register, see below for online registration options.

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.

  • All our program 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 Regulations
  • Care on all school days, including early dismissal days
  • Care available on school holidays and breaks in our YZONE program.
  • Daily snack time
  • Daily outdoor/indoor physical activities, group games, and enrichments
  • Drop in care available for those needing intermittent or supplemental care
  • Complimentary Full Facility Youth Membership included with tuition



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Two ways to sign up for School Age Child Care:

  1. Online.  Use the button above to access our online registration portal to register there.  For questions and troubleshooting, see the guide above or contact Matt Boyd at
  2. Registration Packet.  Digital packets can be downloaded above, or hard copies can be found at our membership desk at the Princeton Family YMCA facility.  Please note that for Montgomery there are two different packets: one for Kindergartners, and one for Grades 1-6.  The digital copy can be saved to your computer, and filled in right on the PDF file.  Once complete, the file can be emailed to Matt or dropped off at the YMCA Membership Desk.

Note: Please do not drop off any registration packets at your child’s school.

Program Hours
After School Program

All Sites: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • After school is available on Early Dismissal Days from Dismissal Time to 6:00pm.

Princeton Public Schools

2021-2022 Locations

Community Park School (*NEW LOCATION*)
372 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Riverside School (*NEW LOCATION*)
58 Riverside Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

Johnson Park School
285 Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Littlebrook School
39 Magnolia Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

If you feel that your situation deems additional assistance, please contact us regarding Financial Assistance. The Y’s financial assistance program considers your overall situation, including the number of dependents and monthly income, and takes an extra step to ensure that we are able to make our programs and services accessible to all.

As a YMCA member you’ll feel great knowing that you’re involved in an organization that cares deeply about your health and well being, as well as that of the community, and is committed to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

To apply, please submit the following:

One per family:

    • SACC Financial Aid Application (available here)
    • 2020 Tax Return
    • One month’s pay stubs.  For questions about alternate documentation, please email Matt Boyd at

One per child:

    • Completed Princeton Family YMCA School Age Child Care Registration Packet



Contact Matt Boyd at


2020-2021 Program Status:

Due to enrollment numbers, the YMCA has consolidated after school care in Princeton to two sites: Littlebrook School, and the Henry Pannell Learning Center.

  • Community Park: CP students in after school will attend the program at the Henry Pannell Learning Center, located on the corner of Witherspoon and Clay Streets. YMCA staff will pick up students at dismissal and accompany them on the short walk to the Pannell Center.  Parents will pick up their children at Pannell.
  • Johnson Park: JP students will also attend after school at the Pannell Center.  Students will board a bus at dismissal that will drop off at Pannell.  Parents will pick up their children at Pannell.
  • Riverside: Students at Riverside will consolidate with our program at Littlebrook.  Riverside students will board a bus that will drop them off at Littlebrook for after school.  Parents will pick up at Littlebrook.
  • Littlebrook: After school will continue operating at Littlebrook as scheduled.  Students will dismiss to the cafeteria at the end of in class instruction, and parents will pick up at Littlebrook.

The buses used for transportation are provided by the school district and have been part of our regular operations of the Princeton Young Achievers program that has run parallel to our traditional after school program for many years.  The schools are aware of this arrangement and have been furnished with a list of participating students to make sure students dismiss in the correct manner.

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

2020-2021 Locations

Henry Pannell Learning Center (Community Park & Johnson Park students)
2 Clay St.
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Littlebrook School  (Littlebrook & Riverside Students)
39 Magnolia Lane
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Program Hours:  Dismissal – 6:00pm (After School, all locations)



Any questions? Need assistance?  Contact:

Matthew Boyd


(609) 497-9622 x222