At the Riverdale YM-YWHA Early Childhood Center, we see each child as a unique individual. Our program is designed to maximize the development of the whole child — intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. The children encounter many learning opportunities and challenges in a stimulating classroom environment.
Our classrooms are organized around learning centers that are equipped with developmentally and educationally appropriate materials, including: manipulatives, puzzles, books, writing implements and art materials. Our facilities include an outdoor playground and play deck. We also make use of additional Y resources such as the gym during inclement weather.
Parental involvement creates a dynamic educational experience.
About Our School
The Riverdale YM-YWHA Early Childhood Center is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Early Morning, Extended Day,
Optional early morning coverage is available Monday through Friday. After-school childcare is available as well. Children are supervised by the staff of the Early Childhood Center. The Riverdale Y offers a wide range of after school enrichment programs specially-designed for small children, including swim classes, dance, and a variety of sports.