YMCA Child Care

With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the YMCA is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance. This is all accomplished through our values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

At the YMCA, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our Early Learning, Preschool, and School Age programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. In YMCA Child Care, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do their homework.  Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Looking for site addresses? Need contact information for a specific Learning Center, or a specific Site Director? Check out the directories below! 

Early Learning Site Directory     School Age Site Directory

Or, view the Child Care Site Listing for a list of ALL YMCA Child Care sites!

Full Child Care Site Listing

Child Care Centers

• Early Learning Centers
• Preschool Programs
• School Age Learning Centers
• PlayTown (Drop-In Child Care)

Child Care Information

• Openings
• Make a Payment
• Financial Assistance
• Curriculum & Accredidation
• Family Corner
• View 2018 Child Care Brochure


Additional YMCA Benefits:

Exclusive Child Care Membership
We have an exclusive membership rate just for YMCA child care families! Join the YMCA and pay ONLY $72 per month. You’ll receive everything that’s included in our regular Family Package Household Membership*, but at a $31 per month savings! As long as your kids are in YMCA child care, you can enjoy this membership! The enrollment fee is also waived for child care families – an additional $50 in savings! Members have access to both the Fercho and Schlossman YMCAs, which include fitness centers, an aquatic center, group fitness classes, basketball gyms, many youth play areas – and so much more! To learn more about YMCA membership, visit the Member Benefits page or if you’re ready to sign up, visit either Member Services Desk or visit the Join the YMCA page.

Discounts on Programs and Camps
Child care participants receive big discounts on YMCA offerings, like swimming lessons, basketball, rock climbing, birthday parties and rentals, summer camps and so much more!


For more information on YMCA Child Care, please contact Tania Erickson at 218.359.2331 or erickson@ymcacassclay.org