Childcare is available at the West Chester Area YMCA for children ages 6 weeks – 6 years old. Care is available from 7 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
Infants & Toddlers – Ages 6 weeks to 2 years old
The YMCA infant and toddler programs are for ages 6 weeks to 2 years old. The infant and toddler program offers a warm, safe and secure environment for your child to grow and learn through experiences that focus on their mental and physical development. Music, singing, reading, movement and constant verbalization foster socialization and self-concept. We help kids reach important milestones through age-appropriate toys, games and enrichment activities.
Introduction to Preschool – Ages 2 – 4 years old
Enjoy story time, music, movement, hands-on crafts, snack time and free play during this academy. Children must be, or turn 2, during the first month of participation. Parents receive a newsletter to keep them up to date on this child-only program. Includes special events and activities for parents.
Preschool – Ages 3 – 5 years old
YMCA Childcare Early Learning Center programs are for children ages 3 years to 5 years and provide a hands-on learning experience. The YMCA's experienced staff follow the Creative Curriculum. The Curriculum offers developmentally appropriate activities and promotes a child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development through interest areas such as dramatic play, art, music, blocks/building, science, manipulatives, sand and water play, library and computers.
Montessori – Ages 3 – 6 years old
Montessori at the YMCA fosters the fullest development of each child, and provides a foundation for a life of joyful and successful learning. The YMCA is founded on the principles of spirit, mind, and body, and nowhere will this approach be more evident than in our Montessori school. We offer a holistic educational Montessori experience. Our students enjoy extensive enrichment activities including; Swim Lessons, Yoga Instruction, Gym Activities, Music, and Spanish Language Instruction. All registrations take place in the branch. Click here to learn more about our Montessori program.
Registration & Pricing
All registrations take place in the branch. All registrations take place in the branch. For more information, please contact Deborah Jackson at (610) 431-9622 ext. 2227 or Djackson@ymcagbw.org.
Full-time care at the West Chester Area YMCA ranges from $270/week - $340/week depending on the child’s age and YMCA membership status. YMCA members receive discounted rates on childcare. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.