Riverdale YM-YWHA
Kids & Camps

The Riverdale Y's Early Childhood Center


The Riverdale Y
Early Childhood Center

We foster development of the whole child - intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. Inspired by Jewish values, we celebrate diversity and warmly welcome every family into our caring, nurturing environment. We honor and value each child and recognize her or his unique abilities. We empower children to develop their inner curiosity, creativity, imagination, independence, love of learning, and self–esteem.




Stimulating Minds

Music & movement, language & creative arts, early literacy, and math & science exploration


Nurturing Bodies

Indoor & outdoor physical education, personal hygiene, nutrition, and safety


Creating Community

Building self-esteem, social interaction, self-help skills, and conflict resolution


  • Classes for 2 , 3, and 4 year olds
  • FREE PKA with NYS certified teachers
  • Extensive facilities including swim and gym
  • Indoor & outdoor play spaces
  • Before and after care - 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • After-school enrichment options
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Available 12-month programming


Enrichment for Toddlers and Parents

Milissa Finkel MA,MS,ATR-BC,LCAT

Director, Early Childhood Center







5625 Arlington Ave,



Before and After Care available from
7:30am to 6:00pm


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5625 Arlington Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471

(718) 548-8200

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