Child Care/Preschool

With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Here are the child care and preschool programs we offer:

Healthy child development starts early. That’s why we offer preschool programs that help children learn the essential skills – both social and educational — they’ll need later on. Our trained and supportive staff works hard to help every child have the best possible start in their education.

Getting ready for kindergarten! Our state licensed 4-year-old kindergarten program, free to children in the Stevens Point Area School District, focuses on positive socialization skills and preparing for success in kindergarten.

Full-Day Child Care
A safe place to grow. Our child care center, with age-appropriate classes for children 6 weeks to 6 years, is an exciting place where children can stretch their skills in mind, body and spirit. Working parents have the peace of mind that their children are safe and experiencing all that the Y has to offer.

Before & After School Child Care
Work schedule doesn’t jive with your child’s school hours? No problem. Our Great Escape program, offered at 8 area elementary schools, gives kids a safe and constructive environment before and after school hours. Our trained staff incorporates core values into every fun and constructive activity.

Drop-In Child Care
A time-out for mom and dad. Our Drop-In child care service gives parents a chance to participate in Y activities while their kids, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, have a safe and fun experience with our trained child care staff. Learn More…

And There’s More
We also provide child care for school-age children on days off of school (including snow days). And we offer specialty preschool classes like Little Chef and Little Scientist, and overnighters at the Y. For a full listing of our Child Care/ Preschool programs, please see our Program Guide.