We are a United Way Partner Agency.
We Participate In The Indiana
Paths To Quality Standards.
Our programs, classes and activities are designed to engage children and help them develop the values, skills and confidence they'll need to succeed as adults. The YMCA is a State Licensed Early Learning Center.
EArly learning center
YMCA Early Learning Program Accepting New Children
The YMCA All Day Early Learning Program is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers a well-balanced program focused on the developmental needs of children. This program offers year-round Early Learning for children ages 6 weeks to 5years. The YMCA is committed to nurturing the individual and the growth of the whole child spiritually, intellectually and physically. The program also voluntarily participates in the Paths To Quality standards, as set by the state of Indiana. These guidelines monitor health, safety and staffing practices for the Early Learning program. Call 333-0533 for more information or to schedule a tour.
YMCA is an active participant in the Paths to Quality program.
School Aged Child Care
-Before/After School click here for pricing
School Aged Child Care is an exciting and challenging place, where children age K-12 years, stretch their skills in mind and body. Our program offers a combination of free-choice and structured activities. Rooms are set up in learning centers that offer children choices and a variety of activities to explore. The school age child care collaborates with the following schools to offer before and After Care as well as Delay and scheduled closing days.
- J.R. Watson
- St. Joseph Catholic School
- Waterloo Elementary
- Country Meadows
- Summer program
The Summer Program is a safe, fun and an active place where children ages 6 – 12 years old are given the opportunity to participate in many supervised activities. Our program is designed to meet the needs of the children in our community. The program is planned to promote active learning with play as the child’s method of discovery. Experiences and activities are introduced, so children have an opportunity to make decisions and solve problems. A primary goal is to promote the maximum development of the whole child …physical, emotional, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual. By planning a developmentally appropriate environment, the center provides a place for your child to feel significant and successful. We offer a variety of age-appropriate activities, such as active play, art, STEM activities, recreational swimming, field trips, outdoor activities and more.
The childwatch program is a service provided free of charge to our members with a family membership while they workout or participate in other programs for up to two hours. Ages are 3 months up to 8 years old. Staff strive to provide a variety of activities keeping the safety and security of all the children in mind. Please change your child’s diaper before dropping off. Infant bottle feeding will occur with staff discretion. If there is an issue, or need, the staff will locate you. There is a staff to child ratio, we are trying to uphold. Please see caregiver for that information.
The Y is for everyone. Program financial assistance is available, for those who qualify.