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CHILDCARE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Your kids are discovering all kinds of exciting worlds. That's why in YMCA Childcare, we carefully design every activity to expand their imaginations and encourage lifelong positive values.  Our childcare is state licensed, and we are participants of Keystone STARS.  

CHILDCARE LOCATIONS

East Water Street, YMCA - Infant to Preschool. Director: Beth Bartlet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Susquehanna Avenue Site - Infant to School Age.  Director: Wanda Moore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First Street, Lutheran Church Site - School Age.  Director: Lori Lohman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CHILDCARE OPTIONS

We offer full-time, part-time, and daily care, divided into specific, age-appropriate programs that provide your kids with high-quality and enjoyable experiences. Children will learn socialization, academics, swimming (3-5 year-olds), music, and physical education. Our childcare hours of service are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

INFANT CARE

6 Weeks - 12 Months - The YMCA's infant care program is designed to meet the needs of each baby based on his or her own schedule. Infants nap, feed, play, and cuddle when they're ready, not on someone else's predetermined timeline. Music, singing, reading, finger playing, and constant verbalization foster budding socialization, self-concept, and developmental skills. Facilities are equipped with cribs, swings, walkers, and age-appropriate toys and books.

TODDLERS

12 Months - 3 Years - Toddlers make great developmental strides from first steps to potty-training and our teachers are right there to provide support in a fun and active environment. Energetic teachers plan activities to encourage a toddler's eager investigation of the world. Teachers plan days filled with a balance of quiet activities, spirited music and movement, and plenty of climbing, running and jumping. 

 PRESCHOOL

3 Years - 5 Years - Children in the Preschool Program enjoy themes, field trips, special events, and graduation that builds self-confidence and socialization skills. Swim lessons are included. We offer full-day and half-day preschool programs. The Y provides a stimulating learning environment for preschoolers.

SCHOOL-AGE CARE **There ARE currently openings in the school-age program**

Elementary School Students - Our School-Age care program is a tax-deductible, state licensed childcare that takes place before and/or after your child's elementary school day. Our caring staff provides homework assistance, leads activities, and organizes special programs.

SUMMER CAMP

Our camps are driven by our mission to create relationships and offer programs that provide a healthy start for children, growth for youth and teens, wellness for adults and unity for families. We offer camp for two age groups: 1st-5th, and (NEW THIS YEAR: MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP) 6th - 8th, as well as before and after camp care options. Our camps reinforce the Y's focus of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, and offer children the chance to develop new skills, make new friends, learn the value of cooperation, build self-reliance, maintain strong moral values, develop skills for living, develop a sense of well-being, and learn respect for the environment. 

Our staff are selected for their special skills and experience, as well as their personality and ability to work with children. All staff are carefully screened and interviewed through a state-administered child abuse and criminal history check, three reference checks, and staff trainings which include CPR and first aid.

For more information on Summer Camp contact Director Lori Lohman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.