Childcare & Early Learning

The YMCA's childcare programs provide each child a warm and supportive environment in which to grow. We meet the needs of each child with experiences that foster development and a sense of self esteem. Programs strive to develop the total child, with particular emphasis on educational, physical, emotional and social skills necessary for success in the coming school years. 

Before & After School

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is the largest provider of childcare in Chester County. Our Before and After School Care Program engages kids through activities, can provide assistance with homework and provides a safe and fun environment. Financial assistance is available. 

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Infants & Toddlers

Our nurturing, personal care led by experienced staff lets you rest at ease knowing your child is safe in an age-appropriate environment that promotes social and cognitive development. Our program creates a learning environment for children where they feel secure, comfortable and important.

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Kindergarten

YMCA Kindergarten Academy is a full-day, private, academic kindergarten with before and after care included in tuition. Kindergarten Academy is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education with a full academic curriculum from leading educational providers, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic and Handwriting Without Tears.

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Montessori

Awaken your child's natural curiosity and build a foundation for joyful, lifelong learning with Montessori at the YMCA. Children thrive in an authentic Montessori class room, with interactive learning in science, mathematics, Spanish, the arts and music. The program additionally includes activities unique to the Y: swim lessons, yoga, gym activities and more!

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Preschool

Preschool programs provide a warm and caring environment where your child will build self-esteem and improve kindergarten readiness. Your child learn essential social, physical and intellectual building blocks. Our programs also include activities unique to the YMCA and the opportunity to enroll your child in programs happening at your branch. 

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School Break Camps

School break camps are offered periodically throughout the year to provide parents with safe and affordable childcare during times that schools are closed for break. This may include winter break, spring break or periodic holidays. Offerings vary by location.

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