Child Development Center

Young Wonders Child Development Center

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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.

**The Young Wonders Child Development Center will relocate classrooms over the summer due to scheduled renovations and improvements.** YWCA Princeton will utilize the child care space at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton at 50 Cherry Hill Road in Princeton from June 8 – August 28. Read the full statement here

Quick Facts

  • Provides child care for children aged 8 weeks – 6 years old
  • Partner of Princeton Public Schools Preschool Program
  • Winner of the 2019 Town Topics Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Daycare/Preschool
  • Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Offers a bilingual nursery school for primary Spanish-speaking children ages 2 and ½ – 5 years old
  • In our 6 classrooms, the staff to student ratio does not exceed 1:9
  • Twice a day healthy snacks are offered to students.
  • Licensed by State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families
  • Participant of GROW NJ Kids

About the Bilingual Nursery School

Early childhood is a critical learning period, and is a perfect time for children to learn a second language. Our classrooms utilize the Creative Curriculum (see highlights below), to track measurable improvement in language acquisition. In addition, Princeton public schools offer a Dual Language Immersion program for grades K-5. Early acquisition to language will equip your child with the confidence and skills needed to excel! Also, developing fluency in another language will expand your child’s ability to communicate with friends and other members of the community.

Curriculum Highlights

At YWCA Princeton, we prepare your child for kindergarten, and beyond.

"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.

A happy baby in YWCA Princeton Childcare Program

Enrichment Activities

    • Yoga (ages 2 ½ – 6)
    • Swimming (ages 3-6)
    • Music (infants-6)
    • Story time (toddlers – 6)
    • Dance / Movement (ages 4 – 6)
    • Learning without Tears (ages 2 ½ – 6)
    • Get Set for School (ages 4 – 6)

Family Engagement Activities

  • Parenting workshops and anti-bullying initiatives offered throughout the year.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, Book Fairs, and School Picture Days.

2019 2020 Important Dates

Rates & Fees

Full Day Options (Monthly)

Program Time 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days
8 weeks – 20 months 7:30am-6:00pm $1,899 $1,528 $1,354
20 months – 2.5 years 7:30am-6:00pm $1,727 $1,401 $1,239
2.5 years 7:30am-6:00pm $1,556 $1,253 $1,109
3 – 4 years as of September 30, 2019 7:30am-6:00pm $1,498 $1,214 $1,072

Partial Day Options (Monthly)

Program Time 5 Days 4 Days 3 Days
2.5 years 9:00am-1:00pm $737  $597  $527
2.5 years 9:00am-3:30pm $1,201  $964  $854
3 – 4 years as of September 30, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm  $664  $539  $420
3 – 4 years as of September 30, 2019 9:00am-3:30pm  $1,080  $872  $681


Year Long Program

$200 Deposit due at registration; applied to last month’s tuition
$100 Registration Fee
$100 Activity Fee (20 months to 4 years)
$75 Activity Fee (8 weeks to 20 months)
$75 Supply Fee


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