Childcare

Infants/Toddlers

Care for all kids

IMPORTANT WEATHER UPDATES FOR MONDAY, JAN. 17 & TUESDAY, JAN. 18 – For the safety of all, the Y will close all facilities and childcare sites at 2 p.m. today. Y members can access the all-new Virtual Y for on-demand workouts, classes, and more. All YMCA membership facility and childcare sites will operate on a 2-hour delay, Tuesday, Jan. 18

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.

UPDATED 10/25/2021

Childcare enrollment is open in compliance with local, state and CDC department health guidelines.

To begin the enrollment process, click the button below for enrollment (daycare/childcare, traditional PreK/Preschool, Pre-K Counts, School-Age).


Download this Parent Handbook for important information on what to expect, our policies and instructional philosophy. Download COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions

Download Erie County Department of Health’s Mask Mandate for Public and Private Preschools

For enrollment (Pre-K Counts only), complete this Pre-K Counts online enrollment application.  Please read  this Pre-K Counts Attendance Policy and Remote Learning Agreement.   Download our  Pre-K Counts Parent At-Home/Remote Learning Sheet

Download this Parent Handbook for important information on what to expect, our policies and instructional philosophy. Download COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions

Please print and complete the following editable forms for Enrollment at the discretion of the director:

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

Click here for COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

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

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

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Infants/Toddlers

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.

School-Age

Remote learning support program and Summer Camp

Locations

Convenient locations throughout Erie County

Keystone STARS

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