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.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTERS

For those times when you can’t be there yourself, the Y provides a safe, nurturing environment where your child will learn, grow and thrive. Our Early Childhood Centers are licensed by the State of Missouri or Illinois and all child care staff members receive extensive training through the national YMCA as well through the Gateway Region YMCA.
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EARLY LEARNING READINESS

The YMCA's FREE Early Learning Readiness program provides a place for young children to play, learn and develop the skills they'll need for school. The caregiver or parent attends each class with their child and learns developmental activities to do at home.
Kids enjoy activities and games in the gym at the YMCA Schools Out Program for when school is out of session.

SCHOOLS OUT CAMP

Enjoy your day off from school with the Y. When school is closed students can still enjoy a day full of fun, activities, games, crafts, swimming, and more!
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Y CLUB BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

In Y Club, 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.