Early Learning and Child Care
Following state and local safety guidelines, Ys across the country offer quality full-day and partial-day early learning opportunities and child care for infants through preschoolers, enabling parents and family members to go to work knowing their children are in safe, stimulating environments.
Find your Y to learn more about child care in your area.
Many school districts transitioned to remote or hybrid learning environments at various points over the past two years. YMCAs across the country are working to ensure their programming not only aligns with and complements the work of schools as they meet state and local guidelines, but that programs are also executed safely and in ways that advance our commitment to equity.
The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has identified the Y as a partner for afterschool programming. Learn more about how the Y supports success of 500,000 children at an estimated 10,000 sites each year.
Afterschool and Early Learning
The Y’s early learning, child care and out-of-school time offerings are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the support parents and families need and the importance of maintaining a safe, clean environment for children to learn and thrive.