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Child Programs

Child Services Programs


Preschool Class: Ages 33 Months to School Eligible

Price: Sliding Scale

The Preschool Class is a developmentally appropriate, center-based program where children are provided play-oriented, exploratory activities that allow them to interact, and become actively engaged in an activity of their own choosing. The class runs 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.


Preschool Day Care: Ages 33 Months to School Eligible

Price: Sliding Scale

The Preschool Daycare is licensed through New York State and provides full- or part-time day care for children 33 months through 5 years of age. We are open from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Busing to and from UPK is provided by Westfield Academy and Central Schools. We provide breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Our daily schedule includes time for art activities, storytime, free play, outdoor/gym time, tooth brushing, rest time/quiet activities for non-sleepers, and Preschool is part of our morning session.


Before School Program: Grades K-12

Price: Sliding Scale

The Before School program is for school-aged children and is located at Westfield Academy and Central Schools. Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:30am, we offer physical and educational activities and encourage a nutritional breakfast provided by the school. The YWCA is providing a quality program and we are setting our students up for a more productive school day.


Advantage After School Program: Grades K-12

Price: Sliding Scale

The Advantage After School Program is open Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Located at Westfield Academy and Central Schools, we provide quality youth development opportunities such as educational, recreational, and age appropriate activities. This program focuses on goal setting, homework support, team building opportunities, and physical activity. We also offer student-led activities in team building that promote collaboration. The Advantage After School Program provides projects that are developed with and by students, around issues important to them and their community.

Girls' and Women's Programs

Girls' Programs

Girls' Program

Free: Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Westfield Academy and Central Schools

The YWCA Girls' Program is dedicated to fostering self-esteem and developing leadership capabilities of girls from diverse backgrounds. Our program promotes habits, attitude and skills that encourage and inspire girls to reach their full potential. This fun enriching experience is for girls ages 8-13 years old.

Starting in January, the Girls' Program will meet every Thursday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Westfield Academy and Central Schools. We will also operate for 3 weeks during the summer, Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am. to 3:00 pm.

Examples of programming include a Lego League with the Girl Scouts which will hopefully be going to competition in the spring. We have also partnered with Girl Scouts, CASAC, Absolut Care of Westfield, The Thrifty Kitty, and the Westfield Community Kitchen for community service opportunities. We were able to offer home alone and first aid classes, and toured local businesses operated by women such as Westfield Optical, Westfield Community Pharmacy, and Cakes by Brandy. Other highlights include a field trip to the Westfield Water Department and to Starflight, Inc. to tour the helicopter hanger and speak with a pilot and a sheriff.


Women's Programs

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

Free: 2nd & 3rd Thursday by Appointment
Location: YWCA Westfield

The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. Appointments are made with WIC directly by calling (716) 366-3150 and held in the back gym using the side parking lot entrance.

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