The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center

The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center
at YWCA Princeton

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About Us

YWCA supports improving access to quality, affordable, and accessible early childhood care and education. We strive to reduce barriers to successful workplace participation by women, particularly women of color, and provide children with culturally sensitive, developmentally-appropriate activities that enable them to succeed in school. In fact, our childcare fees are between 14% – 24% lower than other local childcare providers.  Click here frequently asked questions and click here to learn more about our program.

Our recently 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.

The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Full and partial day childcare is available, and we are proud to offer after care from 3:00 – 6:00 pm for children ages 3 – 6 years old.

"I have been coming here for years, as both of my sons attended this program, both during the school year and in the summer... The teachers actually play with the children; they don't just supervise from a distance while they do other activities...I am very picky about school programs as I am a teacher myself, and this was the program that I chose to send my children to, and I'm so happy I did." -Current parent
"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.