Safe and Caring Environments for each child

Childcare at the Y

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. Y 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. 

Childcare Early Learning Center

Infant & Toddler Care

The Infant and Toddler Care program offers a warm, safe and secure environment for your child to grow and learn. Our caring staff guide each child through experiences that focus on their mental and physical development.

Preschool 

The YMCA's preschool program 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. Y 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.

Kindergarten

The Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center offers full-day, private, academic kindergarten with before and after care included in tuition. The YMCA Kindergarten Academy prepares your child for success in a learning environment designed to support the spirit, mind and body of every child. This full-day kindergarten provides every child with opportunities for in-depth and individualized instruction and gives parents the peace of mind that their children are in a safe, consistent and nurturing environment throughout the entire day. Located in the heart of West Chester for convenient drop off and pick up. 

West Chester Montessori at the West Chester Area YMCA now offers Montessori Kindergarten! Montessori Kindergarten is a unique program for kindergarteners that focuses on awakening the spirit, mind and body in every child. Full and half-day programs are available. 

Montessori

Awaken your child’s natural curiosity and build a foundation for joyful, lifelong learning.Children thrive in an authentic Montessori classroom, with interactive learning in science, mathematics, Spanish, the arts and music. Includes activities unique to the Y such as swim lessons, yoga, gym activities and more! Montessori programs are offered at the West Chester Area YMCA and Kennett Area YMCA.

Before and After School Care

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is the largest provider of childcare in Chester County. Why worry about what your child is doing after school when you can get them into the action with the Before and After School Care Program! Our programs are loaded with activities that parents and kids love. Trained staff activate kids with everything from homework help to fun games and art projects. Y Before and After School Care is open to all and financial assistance is available. 

Before and after school care provided for kindergarten through 5th grade. 

 

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is an Equal Opportunity Care Provider.