Haverhill YMCA Child Care

From early education to teen development, the Y offers programs for children to learn, grown and thrive.

Infant & Toddler Programs 6 weeks to 2.9 years:

Infants enjoy a wholesome environment where they begin to discover the world around them. With low child-to-staff ratios, the staff creates individualized schedules to meet each child’s needs, and parents receive daily communication, ensuring everyone stays on the same page when it comes to their care. Toddlers, with guidance throughout the day, navigate social situations, investigate cause and effect relationships and build on essential early language and motor skills. Daily routines give children the opportunity to develop a sense of security, confidence, and willingness to engage with their peers.

Preschool Program 2.9 – 4

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs provide a safe, nurturing environment in which children can learn to communicate, cooperate and care about each other. Our low staff-to-child ratios give your preschooler one-on-one interaction with teachers. When your child takes part in our Preschool or Kindergarten Readiness program, they will have a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. Programs include creative curriculum, STEAM, literacy and arts, sensory play, age-appropriate activities including swimming, gymnastics and sports, gross motor skills space, nutritious snacks, and more.

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After School Programs

A fun, educational program that helps elementary school children, starting in Kindergarten, develop self-confidence, friendships, positive values, and academic achievement, while building a sense of community. We offer care during school vacations, snow days, and half days. Each child registered for the school-age program also receives a Free YMCA Youth Membership. Licensed by the State of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care.

  • Daily planned S.T.E.A.M. curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
  • Social-emotional / team-building activities
  • Daily homework time
  • Physical activity time
  • FREE youth membership
  • Coverage on early release days, vacation weeks, holidays, and snow days
  • Enrichments such as Yoga, Zumba, Art, Sports
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Locations, Leadership, Flexible Pricing & More!


Early Education, 87 Winter Street, Haverhill

Early Education, NECC, 100 Elliot Street, Haverhill

Bradford Elementary School, Bradford

Golden Hill School, Haverhill

Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter Street, Haverhill

Hunking School, Haverhill

Pentucket Lake School, Haverhill

Silver Hill School, Haverhill

Tilton School, Haverhill

Early Education Directors

Haverhill Winter Street Director, Stacey Clay clays@northshoreymca.org, 978-478-5022.

Northern Essex Community College Early learning Director, Julie Jordan, jordan@northshoreymca.org, 978-587-5074.

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Senior Regional After School Director

Cathy Wolf has been working in EEC licensed School Age Child Care for more than 20 years. During that time, she also received an Associate Degree in sports and recreation. She began her career at Haverhill YMCA in 2012 as the Director of Child Care Services and is now the Senior Regional Director of Child Care Services.   

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Flexible Pricing

One of the challenges for our communities today is the rapidly increasing cost of living. We understand and we believe that every family & individual deserves the opportunity to enjoy their local YMCA. This is why we continue to offer our own flexible income-based pricing.

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Along with open communication between the director, teachers and families including newsletters, emails and face to face conversations, our early education program uses the Kaymbu app to ensure consistent communications with families.  In Kaymbu, we share pictures, your child’s discoveries as well as developmental updates.

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