We have a variety of options for Infants and Pre-K children. Whether its safe and secure child care, Preschool,  or our On-Site Tot Watch, we will cater to you and your needs.


YMCA Preschool programs offer a wonderful place where your child can learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. The programs are operated on an experiential learning philosophy—children learn by doing. The theme-based curriculum includes skill building for kindergarten readiness through a literacy-based circle time, arts, dramatic play, math concepts, building blocks, manipulatives, games, and physical play. The children also learn positive social skills and can participate in additional enrichment activities.

There is an infant-toddler room waiting list

Need more convincing that we are the right Preschool for you?

Check out our rating on Great Start to Quality for Early Childhood Education!

Contact this Y for details:

Oak Park YMCA – 827-9700

Child Care

YMCA Child Care Center provides a safe, secure place where children learn and grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We work to provide a caring, qualified staff, a stimulating child centered environment and a wide range of activities designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of young children we work to create a unique program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We provide breakfast, lunch and snack according to federal nutritional food program standards. The Oak Park YMCA Y Child Care Center follows a play-based, Creative Curriculum.

The Center is open year round, 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The best way for you to discover what YMCA Child Care Center has to offer is to schedule a tour between the hours of 9:30am and 5:30pm. This will give you the opportunity to have a personal tour of the center, to observe classroom activities, meet the teachers and discuss your questions and enrollment needs with the Child Care Director directly.

Contact this Y for details:
Oak Park YMCA – 827-9700

On-Site Tot Watch

While exercising at the Y, parents can leave their children at our On Site Tot-Watch center. Under the supervision and care of the YMCA staff, your child can socialize and take part in fun activities. On Site Tot-Watch is offered at the following locations:

To find out more please contact

Parkwood YMCA – 827-9680
Oak Park YMCA – 827-9700
Westside YMCA – 827-9670
DeWitt YMCA – 827-9660