Pre-K YMCA Before and After School Care Expanded in Union
The Gateway Family YMCA Expands Before and After School Care in Union

UNION COUNTY, NJ (August 2018) – The Gateway Family YMCA announced today the addition of an expanded Before and After School Care program in Union, NJ providing additional care to children attending Township of Union Public School’s Full-Day Preschool program. Registration is available at The Gateway Family YMCA – Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ for Pre-K participants attending the following elementary schools: Livingston, Connecticut Farms and Hannah Caldwell. In-person registration is required to be completed by the parent or guardian and limited space is available for all programs.

The Gateway Family YMCA provides After School Care programs in nine Union Township schools: Battle Hill, Burnet Middle School, Connecticut Farms, Franklin, Hannah Caldwell, Jefferson, Kawameeh Middle School, Livingston and Washington. In addition, Before School Care is available in six elementary schools. This expansion will provide additional space for a separate After School Care program specifically focused on Pre-K participants with age-appropriate curriculum and activities.
Through a well-rounded approach to youth development, The Gateway Family YMCA’s Before and After School Care programs offer activities in a caring and safe environment during the critical hours surrounding the academic school day. Whether through sports, mentorship, or academic support, the Y nurtures the potential of youth throughout the school year and provides parents with the care they need.

“Working parents need peace of mind knowing that their children are in a safe, supportive environment,” said Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “Our Before and After School programs provide an opportunity for parents to ensure their kids are receiving additional support, continued learning and a chance to participate in meaningful activities.”

The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development from birth to career. Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

The Gateway Family YMCA employs Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in afterschool programs that help build a healthier future for our nation’s children by encouraging healthy eating habits, limiting screen time and providing physical activity to keep every child healthy.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Y impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faiths or incomes. The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

For more information about The Gateway Family YMCA’s Before and After School Care program in Union, please visit or contact the Five Points Branch at 908-688-9622. For more information on Before and After School Care in other locations, contact the Elizabeth Branch 908-355-9622 or Rahway Branch 732-388-0057.