Early Learning Readiness | The Gateway Family YMCA


The Gateway Family YMCA strengthens community for youth development dedicating ourselves to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families and communities.

All children require a strong foundation during early childhood to thrive and learn and to be ready to begin kindergarten.


The YMCA Preschool Program provides a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate learning environment that promotes social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth.

What to expect:

  • Highly qualified teachers.
  • Our program uses the Creative Curriculum for Preschool which is fully aligned with The New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning standards.
  • Children participate in hands on learning activities that promote exploration, discovery, creativity, and critical thinking skills.
  • Classrooms are equipped with age appropriate learning materials.
  • Family resources are provided to support learning at home and child development.

Two Program Locations:

Five Points Branch
201 Tucker Avenue
Union, NJ  07083

Rahway Branch
1564 Irving Street
Rahway NJ  07065

Registration is available through Rahway Public Schools and Township of Union Public Schools.

Rahway Public Schools Information

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