The Gateway Family YMCA Announces Senior Director of Child Development


The Gateway Family YMCA Senior Director of Child Development

August 2014, UNION, NJ – The Gateway Family YMCA has announced the promotion of Lisa Yanez to Senior Director of Child Development. Lisa will be providing direction to both the Five Points Branch Child Development Center, located at 201 Tucker Avenue in Union, and the Elizabeth Branch Josephine and John Jacobson Child Development Center, located at 16 Jefferson Avenue in Elizabeth. Lisa joined The Gateway Family YMCA as Child Development Director at the Five Points Branch in 2012. Danielle Cioffi, District Executive Director of The Gateway Family YMCA stated, “Since joining our Y, Lisa has proven to be a valuable asset to our child care programs and branch team. I am confident that Lisa will continue to impact our Association, branch and community in a positive way in her new role.”

The YMCA believes the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. At The Gateway Family YMCA, full or part time child care is available for ages 6 weeks through 5 years. “I am grateful to be given this opportunity. The fact that I can play a part in building the developmental foundation of more children is extremely gratifying. My goal is that every child that enters our early childhood program will leave with a love of learning that will remain with them throughout live,” stated Lisa Yanez, Senior Director of Child Development. In addition to traditional child care, The Gateway Family YMCA provides full time child care participants with a free family membership, providing lasting impact for the entire family, encouraging healthy choices and increasing opportunities for togetherness. The Gateway Family YMCA is more than a gym. It’s a cause.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

For more information about child care programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, please visit or contact the Five Points Branch at 908-688-9622 or the Elizabeth Branch at 908-355-9622.

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