The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for a successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe place to grow. Parents trust the Y’s child care programs to support and nurture their children from infancy through the teen years and help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.

Child Care categories

Infant & Pre-K

Working families need help with childcare and you want your daycare in St. Louis and Southwestern Illinois to be more than just babysitting — they should educate and nurture your child, as well. That’s what you get with Gateway Region YMCA  Early Childhood Education and Preschool centers. Here at the Y, we strive to promote education, enrichment, leadership and learning in every child care program we offer.

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School Age

In Y Club Before and After School Enrichment Programs, kids engage in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. Get high-quality Y care right at your school and keep your child active physically, intellectually and socially the whole day. When school's out, you can trust the Y to provide an engaging experience for your child right at school. 

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