Due to current child/staff ratios, we currently have waiting lists for all Princeton after school programs.  Please submit registration paperwork to join the waiting list.

Packet Download Instructions:

To download the registration packet, please right click on the button and save it to your computer.

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

To sign up for School Age Child Care:

Digital packets can be downloaded above, or hard copies can be found at our membership desk at the Princeton YMCA facility.  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

2022-2023 Locations

Community Park School
372 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Riverside School
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 mboyd@princetonymca.org.

One per child:

    • Completed Princeton YMCA School Age Child Care Registration Packet



Contact Matt Boyd at mboyd@princetonymca.org

Where do the programs take place?

All of our before and after school programs take place in your child’s school.

Is snack provided?

Yes, daily snack is provided at all SACC programs.

How do students get to the program?

Students are dismissed to their designated location, and picked up by parent, guardian, or authorized individual by 6pm each day.

What are the times of your programs?

After School (All Princeton schools): 3:00pm – 6:00pm

What happens with early dismissal and days off from school?

For early dismissal, we are there!  After school will begin early, at the school’s designated early dismissal time and run through 6:00pm.

On most days off from school, we offer the YZONE program, with daily care available from 7:30am-6:00pm.  Please see our YZONE page for dates and additional information.

What if I need to make changes to my child’s registration?

All registrations are set up on a month-to-month basis.  Changing schedules, cancellations, or any other changes are available can be made for the next month with one week’s notice.

Are any discounts available?

We offer discounts for siblings in our programs – 10% off for the second child, and 15% off for any additional children.

Is membership required?

All SACC participants (excluding drop-in pass only participants) receive a complimentary Full Facility Youth membership for their child.  This allows children to use our facility for family swim and other activities and participate in YMCA programs like swim lessons and basketball league.  Additionally, families who opt to join the Y as a family will have their children’s memberships discounted from the monthly dues.  For more information, please contact Matt Boyd.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, we offer financial assistance to families.  For more information, please check the Financial Assistance tab on the webpage, or contact Matt Boyd at mboyd@princetonymca.org

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

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



Any questions? Need assistance?  Contact:

Eric Meshirer

Princeton School Age Child Care Director

(609) 497-9622 x229