Meadowlands YMCA

Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning

390 Murray Hill Parkway
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
The Mara Center for Early Childhood Learning provides a safe, secure, and educationally enriching environment to meet the needs of families in the Meadowlands. Housed within the facility, this preschool and day care is able to utilize many amenities of the Y, such as the gymnasium and pool, to deliver an early education experience that is truly like no other. 

The experienced teaching staff has developed a special curriculum that centers on creativity and self-confidence, which are the driving forces for intellectual and emotional development. The center-based learning combines lesson plans and playful activities, which are proven to engage imagination, language, social skills, and perceptual motor abilities in infants and young children. With the guidance of knowledgeable teachers, children will gain the foundation to excel in school for years to come. 
  • Monday – Friday, year-round 
  • Open enrollment, flexible schedules, and extended hours: 7:00am – 6:30pm 
  • Infant care starting as young as 6 weeks old 
  • Includes Family Membership to the YMCA ($1,200 annual value) 
  • Interest-Based Learning Centers with age appropriate lesson plans 
  • Trained, educated, dedicated, enthusiastic and engaged staff 
  • Nationally recognized Healthy U program using the CATCH® Curriculum 
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math) 
  • Turfed outdoor play area 
  • Healthy snacks (Nut-free center) 
  • Kindergarten readiness 
  • Structured playtime 
  • Field trips and special events 
  • Family programs 
  • Teacher/child ratios that exceed NJ standards 
Please call (201) 636-0053 to schedule a private tour today!
Listed in Bergen County Children's Schools and Childcare, Hudson County Children's Schools and Childcare
Meadowlands YMCA
390 Murray Hill Parkway
East Rutherford, NJ 07073