Childcare for Erie’s Returning Workforce


Reopening on Monday, June 29. Click here for our Member Reopening Guide.

We will be closed on the Fourth of July (Camp Sherwin is Open)

YMCA Summer Memberships now available

Register for Early Care, School-Age Enrichment & Summer Camp

Please note: Enrollment is contingent on space availability. Completion of the registration form does not guarantee space availability. You will be notified directly if there is a waiting list for the program.  Program fees vary by location.  We do accept Early Learning Resource Center payments (formerly CCIS).  Additional financial assistance is available to those that qualify.  Multiple child discount also available.  Contact site location for specific fees and information on financial assistance program.

Download our Parent Handbook

Download our Registration Paperwork

Download Child Health Assessment – please note you’ll need to complete the paperwork from the above handbook as well.

Download Early Head Start Registration Paperwork

Please Note: The same application is used for traditional childcare, preschool and afterschool and summer camp program.  Early Head Start does require a completely separate enrollment packet and you only have to complete that paperwork.

Print and complete by hand and mail/deliver to your Program Director.  The application is located at the back of the Parent Handbook. You may have additional paperwork to complete.  This varies by location.

Download YMCA Childcare Information Services (CCIS) information letter

Contact US

Please feel free to call or email us at your preferred location, or chat with us for more information.

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Children 6 wks.-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.


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


Five convenient locations serve Erie's returning workforce.

Keystone STARS

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