The Stevens Point Area YMCA Early Education Center provides a safe, nurturing environment where your child will learn, grown and thrive. Our program is designed to encourage children to develop a love of learning. We offer high-quality care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Through the use of guided self-discovery and experiential learning, teachers focus on providing children with enriching experiences to facilitate social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth and development at the most critical time of a child's development, which is from 0 to 5 years old.

The hours of operation are 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday.


The Stevens Point Area YMCA Early Education Center offers full-time programming year-round for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The YMCA's Early Education Center is licensed by the State of Wisconsin and has received a 4-star rating from YoungStar (WI's quality rating system). Our children build skills, knowledge, and abilities through hands-on experiences.  In partnership with parents, we set individualized goals and monitor multiple domains of development throughout the year.


The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and the ECE program is state-licensed tax-deductible child care. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify through the Wisconsin Shares Program, our YMCA Annual Campaign and United Way funding.

4-year old kindergarten

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. Our 4K readiness program offers age-appropriate activities that help children develop academically, grow socially, master skills, make friends and become comfortable in a classroom setting. All the traditional preschool necessities are covered, with a focus on building strong character and preparation for kindergarten.


Call or email to schedule a tour today!
Tracy Vruwink, Child Care Services Director 715.952.9339
Meg Ratelle, Child Care Services Assistant Director 715.952.9381
Keri Gorski, Child Care Services Specialist 715.342.2999