Childcare

Infants/Toddlers

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High quality day care options for children 6 weeks-12 years

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Ages 6 weeks-2 years

The YMCA Childcare Centers partner with parents to grow happy children, ages six weeks to two years with an emphasis on developmental education and character development. While we cannot replace a parent, our trusted staff takes pride in your child’s discoveries. Daily plans are designed to boost development, while schedules provide consistency and foster great achievements. Tuition includes your choice of two types of formula.

Download this Parent Handbook for important information on what to expect, our policies and instructional philosophy.

Download and complete the following editable forms for Enrollment:

Desktop Users: Download Application, Save, Complete, Save and email to your location director.

iPhone/iPad Users: Follow these instructions for completing and emailing to your location director from your mobile device

Early childhood education and learning programs, follow the Creative Curriculum®, and make sure that children learn the skills needed to be successful in school. Our centers provide a warm, caring and fun environment that stimulates their natural curiosity and encourages personal expression. Children develop communication, reasoning and problem-solving skills through play, interaction with other children, and exploration of their environment. Early childhood education and learning programs help children grow physically, and mentally, while emphasizing and modeling the character development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Your child’s safety and security is our top priority and is achieved through established and practiced procedures. We take every precaution to insure safety for your child, including:

  • Secure entry
  • Frequent site inspections
  • Maintenance of buildings, playgrounds and equipment

Healthy meals and snacks are the cornerstone of your child’s learning throughout the day. Smart food choices are taught and modeled by our staff such as drinking water and the importance of all four food groups.

Physical activity is an important part of every day at the Y. Large motor skills are developed through daily active play. Your child’s physical skills are individually strengthened through the use of the Y’s extensive facilities—including playgrounds, gyms, pools and more.

With loads of activity and learning, kids need time to recharge. Rest time is scheduled daily in calming environments with caring supervision.

Contact US

For more information please feel free to call or email us at your preferred location using the location search below, chat with us, or use the Contact Us form on the locations page.

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Infants/Toddlers

Children 6 weeks-2 years bond with their caregivers and thrive in high quality educational environment.

Traditional Preschool

Children 3-5 years become Kindergarten ready through child-centered activities.

Pre-K Counts

High-quality preschool program offered to qualifying families at no cost.

School-Age

Kids discover new friends and interests in before/after school, school day off and summer camp programs.

Locations

Thirteen Erie County locations convenient to home, school or work.

Keystone STARS

A recognized accreditation program ensures high quality standards and educated teachers.