With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

At the Y, we offer the options you may be looking for in our Early Childhood Development Programs, Preschool, and Afterschool programs. With locations throughout the Long Island community, our programs have a long history of helping children grow in spirit, mind and body.


Stay-N-Play (2 Years)

Monday - Friday: 8:45AM – 11:45AM or 12:00PM – 2:30PM
2 & 3 day options

Full Day Pre-School (3 & 4 years)

Monday - Friday: 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Extended Day (3 & 4 Years)

Monday - Friday: 8:45AM – 1:30PM
3, 4 & 3 day options

Summer Enrichment Program (3 & 4 years)

This 5-week summer program is designed to incorporate educational weekly themes with ample opportunities for fun and learning. They will also be reinforcing concepts they learned in school such as pre-reading skills, pre-math skills and science readiness skills. Our summer program is staffed with the same quality teachers who work in our school-year program.

For more information, please contact 516.671.8270 Liberty Ledesma x 18 or Judy Parker x 27

After School Child Care

Our School Age Child Care Program provides a stimulating and safe environment for your child while you work. Staffed by caring and nurturing YMCA professionals, our program offers a variety of exciting activities including games, gym activities, outdoor activities (weather permitting) and arts and crafts. We also offer help with homework, encourage creativity, provide lots of opportunities for fun and laughter and a place where your child (K-6) can thrive.

For more information, please contact 516.671.8270 Kathleen Croskey x 50

The YMCA at Glen Cove SACC Program operates in the following school districts:

Glen Cove School District


  • All Saints
  • Connolly
  • Deasy
  • Gribbon
  • Landing

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School District

  • Hillside Grade School
  • Manor Oaks
  • NHP Road School

Valley Stream Union Free School District 30

  • Clear Stream Avenue
  • Forest Road
  • Shaw Avenue

Child Watch Hours of Operation

YMCA at Glen cove

Monday 9.00AM - 12.00PM, 5:15PM – 7:30PM
Tuesday 9.00AM - 12.00PM, 5:15PM – 7:30PM
Wednesday 9.00AM - 12.00PM, 5:15PM – 7:30PM
Thursday 9.00AM - 12.00PM, 5:15PM – 7:30PM
Friday 9.00AM - 12.00PM
Saturday 9.00AM - 12.00PM
Sunday Closed

Schedule is subject to change.
Maximum stay: 1 Hour and 15 minutes.
Child watch is a “snack-free” zone

For more information, please contact 516.671.8270 Liberty Ledesma x 18 or Judy Parker x 27