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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 up to 5 years old 
  • A self-contained wing at the Y with a private entrance and state-of-the-art security system 
  • Bright, spacious, and modern building with age-specific classrooms 
  • Outdoor play area funded by the NY Giants and NFL Play 60 
  • Access to the YMCA’s various amenities, including the pool and Gatorade Gymnasium 
  • On-Site Director at all times 
  • Child/teacher ratios that exceed New Jersey standards 
  • Interest-based curriculum with STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math) learning centers 
  • Daily electronic reports about your child’s day 
  • Health conscious lunches and a peanut-aware center 
  • 10% sibling discount    

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