We impact families and our community by fostering an environment for children to learn together and play together in an atmosphere that feels like home and is kind and supportive. The Gateway Family YMCA is fostering the potential of all children.

The Gateway Family YMCA offers 2 Child Care Centers located in Elizabeth and Union:

      Elizabeth Branch
      Josephine and John Jacobson Child Development Center
      16-20 Jefferson Avenue
      Elizabeth, NJ 07201
      Ages 18 Months – 5 Years
      Five Points Branch
      Early Childhood Development Center
      201 Tucker Avenue
      Union, NJ 07083
      Ages 6 Weeks – 5 Years

    Benefits of our Program

      Follow the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards
      Safe and Secure Facilities
      Trained and Compassionate Staff
      Minimum 2 teachers at all times in classrooms
      All teachers certified in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid
      High Scope Curriculum
      Y core values Caring, Respect, Honesty and Responsibility
      30-60 minutes of healthy activity
      Healthy meals and snack options