Malta Branch


A childcare staff person observing and interacting with three children coloring together.

The Malta Early Learning Center is a full-time day care center licensed by New York State Office of Family and Child Services for 96 children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. Malta childcare is located immediately off exit 12 of I-87 in the Malta Emergent Care Medical Park. The center hours of operation from 7:00 am-5:30 pm Monday through Friday year round. Please refer to academic calendar for important dates, including holidays that the center is closed.

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum fits the needs of children according to their age and developmental progress. We use a thematic approach to reading readiness, language, math, science, art, music, social studies, multi-cultural activities, health and nutrition, fitness, and social-emotional growth.

If you interested in our childcare program, please contact Jenna Graber at 518-583-4342 ext. 181 or for more information.


  • Individualized infant care
  • Creative Curriculum (endorsed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services) is a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate curriculum focusing on all areas of child development including social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
  • Curriculum developed to specifically target kindergarten readiness skills in the preschool program.
  • UPK (Universal PreK Program) for residents of the Ballston Spa School District funded partially by New York State and taught by NYS certified teachers.  Please note that this program requires a full time, year round enrollment commitment.
  • Preschool (4 & 5 yr. olds)
  • Staff are CPR and First Aid certified
  • Seasonal field trips and special guests in the classroom such as the local fire department, the dentist, and Santa.
  • 14 weeks of swim lessons for 4 & 5 year olds
  • Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack served daily
  • Graduation ceremony for children moving on to kindergarten
  • Fundraising opportunities engaging children in social responsibility
  • We are a Nut Free center.


We have an open door policy and we welcome parents to visit the center anytime throughout the day. A biometric security system is used on the one entrance door of the building. This enables only appropriate individuals to enter at will. All others must ring a doorbell and show valid identification to be allowed access to the building.


We use the Tadpoles app for daily two way communication throughout the day.  Parents receive a daily email with a photo and report of their child’s day. Through the mobile app, parents can easily view photos, teachers notes and reports at anytime. Parents can also send special notes and drop off instructions for their child’s teacher.


Particular care is taken to select staff who are not only caring and responsive to the young child, but who also enjoy the satisfaction of providing “excellence” in child care services and are motivated to help the children grow. Every Malta Early Learning & School Age Center employee is professionally screened (including child abuse registry, finger printing, references, physical, employment history, and child care training or education) before hiring and are well-supervised on the job. All employees are oriented to understand the mission of the Saratoga Regional YMCA and display our Core Values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. On-going planning sessions, in-service training, goal writing, and evaluations provide for professional growth. The result is a high level of care that your child deserves and parents can expect.


The decision of who will care for your children while you are at work is a huge one. We encourage families to tour multiple centers to get a true idea of the different types of childcare available to you. Please schedule a tour of the Malta Early Learning Center to see our facility, interact with our teachers, and experience our program first-hand. Call to schedule your tour today!

For more information, contact Jenna Graber at 518-583-4342 ext. 181 or