Rye YMCA Launches New Nursery
School Program in Mamaroneck

Kristen Sidari, Assistant Director of Child Care at St. John’s and Kathy Lynam, Senior Program Director of Family Programs

The Rye YMCA, a leading provider of child care in the Sound Shore area, will open a new nursery school program at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mamaroneck in mid-January 2023. Registration is now open.


With classrooms for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and pre-school-age children (3-5 years old), the program will offer a choice of morning or afternoon sessions with three, four or five-day options. Children will learn foundational skills, develop healthy relationships, and build self-reliance through activities such as music, literacy, movement, STEM, sports, art and cooking. 


“Providing safe, affordable and nurturing child care is central to the Y’s mission,”  stated Kathy Lynam, Senior Director for Family, Camp and Child Care. “By partnering with St. John’s to offer nursery school, we can give even more families access to this critically-needed service.”


The new program will join the Y’s existing child care offerings, including Pre-School Enrichment, summer camp and After School Adventures, which is now offered at both the Rye Y and at F.E. Bellows Elementary School. As with all Y programs, no one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Thanks to individual donors, foundations, and local businesses, program subsidies are available for those in need through the Y Cares Financial Assistance Program. 


For over 108 years, the Rye YMCA has been a vibrant community hub, serving individuals and families from Rye, Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye Brook, Port Chester and beyond. For more information about the Rye Y’s child care programs, including the nursery school at St. John’s Church, visit www.ryeymca.org/childcare or contact Kathy Lynam at kathy@ryeymca.org.