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. State Licensed

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 day 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.  State Licensed – NAC Accredited and a Wisconsin 5 Star Provider through YoungStar.


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. State Licensed and Wisconsin YoungStar Provider

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.