Early Learning Readiness for Care Givers and Young Children

All children require a strong foundation during early childhood to thrive and learn and to be ready to begin kindergarten. The Gateway Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of community for youth development dedicating ourselves to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families and communities.

Caring and Learning for Me classes support caregivers and their young children with early learning engagement and school readiness. The program assists caregivers through education and support to develop the children and get them “school ready”.
This family-child interaction learning environment program has been proven to be successful in laying a successful and educational foundation for young children ages zero through 5 years old.
Early Learning Readiness (ELR) is a preschool age child are caregiver program

For more information select a link below:

ELR Flyer

Two Program Locations

Elizabeth Branch – 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth NJ
Monday and Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (English)
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Bilingual, Spanish)
First Presbyterian Church (Rahway Branch) – 1731 Church Street, Rahway NJ
Monday and Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Bilingual, Spanish)
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (English)

Registration is required.

      What to expect:
        Your child can play with other children
        You can discover how to help your child learn and be ready for school
        You will meet other caregivers of young children
        There will be resources that will help you and your family
        There will be toys, book, healthy snacks, resources and fun things to learn and do

Early Learning Readiness is a preschool age program for children and their caregiver. The Gateway Family YMCA offers Early Learning Readiness in both Elizabeth and Rahway, NJ. Classes are offered in Spanish and English at both locations.

For more information contact the Elizabeth Branch 908-355-9622 or Rahway Branch 732-388-0057