3 Reasons Why the YMCA Should Be Your Choice for Childcare

A teacher in the infant childcare program interacts with a child in the room.

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is the largest licensed provider of childcare in Chester County. So what makes the Y’s Childcare programs so great? Here are the top 3 reasons: 

  1.  Quality 
    Our programs are led by degreed teachers who complete an additional 20 hours of training annually and provide children with hands-on learning experiences through a comprehensive, research-based curriculum known as Creative Curriculum, which focuses on exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Additionally, our programs participate in the Keystone STARS program, which promotes high-quality standards in early learning and school-age programs.
  2. Variety
    There is something for everyone at the Y, and that is true for our childcare programs as well. Whether you are looking for STEM or STEAM programs, Montessori, preschool, kindergarten or before and after school care, the Y has it. And, because of the Y’s facilities and offerings, many of our programs also include swim lessons, gymnastics, music and more.* In addition, classes available at the Y, such as dance and karate, can be added on to your child’s day, with YMCA staff ensuring each child moves safely from one activity to the next.
  3. Affordability
    The Y’s childcare and early learning program rates are among the most affordable in Chester County and YMCA members get discounted rates. Additionally, as a non-profit organization, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine offers financial assistance to those unable to pay the standard fees.

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*Programs vary by location.