CHILD CARE CENTER
AGE 6 WEEKS - 6 YEARS
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 Stevens Point Area YMCA Early Education Center offers full-time programming year-round for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. The center is licensed by the state of Wisconsin and has received a 5-star rating, the highest possible from YoungStar (WI's quality rating system). The center is also nationally accredited through the National Accreditation Commission (NAC). The hours of operation are 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday.
The YMCA's Early Education Center is licensed by the State of Wisconsin and has received a 5-Star rating from YoungStar - the highest rating available. Both Centers are also National Accreditation Commission (NAC) Accredited and use some of the highest quality curriculum, assessments, screenings, and instruction. 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 and through our Annual Campaign.
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.