The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center

The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton

Opens September 2020 in our Newly Renovated Building at 59 Paul Robeson Place

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The renovated building at 59 Paul Robeson Place in downtown Princeton includes a wing dedicated to early childhood education for children eight weeks to six years old, with bilingual nursery school classes, and free preschool through Princeton Public Schools.

Summer childcare is currently available at a licensed space at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton (about 1 mile away from the YW!). For more information, click here

We are thrilled to report the successful, ongoing, reopening of our childcare center this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We have employed extensive health and safety protocols at our temporary location that have ensured the wellbeing of both the children in our care and the teachers and administrators caring for them.

We will bring this experience, along with our commitment to providing quality, affordable, accessible childcare, back to The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton in early September. This renovated, expanded space is for infants starting at age eight weeks to preschoolers from the Princeton Public School’s Expanded Preschool Program.

About Us

YWCA supports improving access to quality, affordable, and accessible early childhood programs as a means of reducing barriers to successful workplace participation by women, particularly women of color, and providing children with culturally sensitive, developmentally-appropriate activities that enable them to succeed in school. Click here frequently asked questions and click here to learn more about our program.

"We went to my son’s kindergarten screening today and they told me to pass on their compliments to his preschool. He is not only academically prepared for kindergarten, but I have seen a huge development of his social-emotional skills this year during Pre-K. He has so much fun at school, and I can see how much he is learning while he plays. I know he is going into elementary school with a love of learning built at the YWCA. " -Eileen L.