YWCA Princeton Summer Childcare Program

About the Program

An engaging and multicultural setting led by attentive, experienced educators for our 2.5 -6 yr. olds. (Please note our program offers year-round enrollment for our Infant/Toddler classrooms). Throughout our programs, we emphasize well-rounded learning where all children are respected and valued. Your child will learn independence, social skills and problem solving –all while having fun in a nurturing, safe environment.

Join us this summer, for 10 weeks of amazing learning and fun through guided play. Exciting weekly themes, variety of indoor & outdoor activities, including water fun, music and movement, arts and crafts, scientific discovery, nature activities and age appropriate events within each classroom.

If you have any questions, please contact Tara O’Shea, Director of Childcare and Programs via email or call 609-497-2100 ext. 325.

Dates  TBFECC Themes 
*June 20- June 23  Welcome Week 
June 26 – June 30  Summer Foods 
*July 3 – July 7  Stars & Stripes 
July 10 – July 14  Splish, Splash Water Bash 
July 17 – July 21  Zoo Animals 
July 24 – July 28  Beach/ Ocean 
July 31 – August 4  Camping 
August 7 – August 11  Dinosaurs 
August 14 – August 18  Planet/Under the Stars 
August 21– August 25  Color Week-Art Exploration 

*Prorated for shorter weeks

For children 3 – 6 years old registration fee: $25

Summer Childcare Weekly Rates
Full Day (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Includes Lunch Hour Care (12:00 – 1:00 pm). 
Bring bagged lunch please.
Half Day (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Includes Lunch Hour Care (12:00-1:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please
Before Childcare (7:30 am – 9:00 am) $80
After Childcare (3:30 pm – 6:00 pm) $130


YWCA Princeton (59 Paul Robeson Place).


Parents/guardians should park their car in a parking spot in the lower parking lot and walk their child in to the building each morning. Parents/guardians must drop their child off at The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton main entrance each day when they are dropping them off and picking them up.

Items to Bring Each Day

  • a bag lunch (with ice pack)
  • a bathing suit, towel, and a plastic bag with the child’s name on it for the wet suit (Monday and Thursday only)
  •  a change of clothes, cream sun block (NO SPRAY SUNBLOCK)
  •  water bottle with child’s name on it
  •  socks and sneakers for walking and playing (no sandals or flip-flops allowed)


The YWCA will provide snacks for the children once a day for half-day participants and twice a day for full day participants. Snacks will consist of a fruit or veggie option, a cracker/cookie option and a water/juice option. If your child has an allergy and you would like to provide us with your own snacks, that is permissible and we will keep your child’s snack separate and safe for the week.


If your child is staying for the lunch hour or is a full day camper, parents are to provide a non-perishable lunch each day for their child. We do not have refrigeration for lunch boxes so please make sure that you include an ice pack in all lunch bags.

In consideration of the many food allergies children have today, the YWCA appreciates your cooperation with the elimination of any food products that contain nut or nut products from our programs.


Our plans changed — can I switch our schedule or withdraw my child?

Last minute changes present a challenge that can affect staffing, supply ordering, special events and registration processing. Therefore, a transfer fee of $25 applies if less than one week prior to the beginning of the month of service is given. Withdrawals are permitted any time but are subject to a $200 non-refundable fee (per child).  Refunds will not be given for absences.

Are scholarships available for the Summer Program?

Financial scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Please reach out to Cassandra Mendoza at 609-497-2100 x324 or cmendoza@ywcaprinceton.org