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December 12, 2023

Edison YMCA Launches Specialized After-School Care Program

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, South Amboy, and the YMCA at the Community Center is excited to announce the launch of Specialized After-School Care at the Edison YMCA.

This offering will provide an inclusive, safe, enriching recreational program for school-age students in grades Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Following the Y’s mission, the program is designed to offer a unique experience while developing each participant’s mind, body and spirit.

The YMCA will work alongside families to best meet their child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) needs.

“In the YMCA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are thrilled to launch this program,” says Edison Director of Operations Erin Siemers. “We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of their unique needs and abilities. This is a testament to our dedication to serving all members of our community while providing a fun and safe environment.”

Edison Childcare Director Jennifer Guthlein states “The Edison YMCA offers care for children from 6-weeks old to 5-years old, and we are excited to expand even further.”

Families interested in applying for the program and undergoing a family in-take session can email Jennifer Guthlein at or by phone at 732-494-3232 ext. 3509.

About the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy

The YMCA of MEWSA is a 501(3)(c) non-profit health and wellness organization. For 100 years, the YMCA has proudly served Metuchen, Edison, Colonia, Avenel, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Piscataway and surrounding areas.

It is dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities through programs that develop values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The YMCA serves all people, regardless of age, religion, gender or financial means and is committed to helping everyone develop a healthy spirit, mind and body.

For more information about the YMCA of MEWSA, visit or contact the Metuchen Branch at 732-548-2044, the Edison Branch at 732-494-3232, the South Amboy Branch at 732-553-9622 or the Piscataway branch at 732-562-2302.