Child Care

At the YMCA of Greater Louisville, we make strengthening community our cause. That's why we're America's largest nonprofit child care provider. Through our affordable child care programs, we create a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills.

Child Care
Children posing together at YMCA child care program

School-Age Child Care Program

Through our affordable before- and after-school child care programs, we create a nurturing environment to engage children and help them develop skills that will serve them throughout their lives. Our licensed child care is offered year-round, serving children in grades K-8.

All of our highly trained, handpicked staff are CPR and First Aid certified and receive extensive training and professional development. Since safety is our first priority, we make sure that we always meet or exceed state staff-to-child ratios.

YMCA staff engages kids at child development center

Infant, Toddler and Preschool Care

We meet your child's needs by giving them positive attention and encouraging their social development. The children we serve range in age from six weeks to five years old. We utilize the Creative Curriculum so that your child is equipped with the essential skills for lifelong learning.

Our preschoolers are taught to utilize their creativity through our research-based curriculum, which includes an appreciation for language and literature, listening, speaking, reading and writing by using a mix of strategies and activities.

Our focus seeks to balance the development of gross motor skills with social and emotional growth, while developing self-help skills that are age appropriate.

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