Riverdale YM-YWHA
Kids & Camps

Early Childhood Classes

Educational Philosophy

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,
After-School Coverage

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.

Program Contact

Milissa Finkel
Director of Early Childhood

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5625 Arlington Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471
(718) 548-8200

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