General Information

We have been providing a safe, nurturing child care center to the Morris County area since October 1988 when we opened the Y’s Owls’ Child Care Center. In September 2003, we relocated to our current location on Horsehill Rd in Cedar Knolls, next to the YMCA building. At that time, we were re-named the Richard. F. Blake Children’s Center. We are licensed to care for 210 children.

We offer year-round care.

Hours:

Monday – Friday
6:30 am – 6:00 pm

We offer:

  • Care for children 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Full week and partial week options


Center Closings:

  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

If the holiday falls on a weekend, the center will close on the Friday or Monday closest to the holiday.

Healthy U

Healthy U is a collaborative partnership between the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, a division of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The program's goal is to combat childhood obesity in children ages 3 - 13 through nutrition education, physical education and family involvement. The program utilizes the CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) curriculum to promote physical activity and good nutrition while showing kids that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be fun. Since 2008, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has invested $3.45 million in the Healthy U initiative. The Greater Morristown YMCA utilizes Healthy U at our child care centers and before and after school programs.