Child Care

Learn, grow and thrive with the Y. Our licensed child care and preschool programs provide curriculum focused on education, leadership, and character development. By using Creative Curriculum in both our child care and preschool it offers parents the option for full day, full year care OR half day preschool. We are also proud to offer a before and after school-based child care program (SAFE) for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, and Newark School Districts. The program offers homework assistance, creative enrichment activities, supervised athletic play and many fun and creative social activities.

This summer the Y is committed to creating experiences for your child that inspire, combat summer learning loss, and promote healthy living, all while making strong connections and friendships. Our Summer Enrichment Programs offer weekly programs or one-day fun days. Take a look and see what the Y can add to your summer!

SAFE01SAFE is our before and after school program for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, and Newark school districts. Newark, Plano, and Yorkville offer AM and PM care. 

Sandwich and Somonauk currently offer PM care only. Morning care begins at 6:30am. Afternoon care begins immediately after dismissal until 6:00pm. We offer homework assistance, creative enrichment activities, supervised athletic play, and many social opportunities for your child.

 
A light breakfast snack is served in the morning and an afternoon snack are served. Throughout the year, SAFE students enjoy a variety of themed activities, special holiday parties, and even in-class field trips. Click here for more information. Contact Before and After School Age Care Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information at 630-552-4100 x262.
 
Visit our Early Learning Academy for birth to age five child care and Preschool options.

 

SummerCamp01SUMMER DAY CAMP RUNS NOW THRU AUGUST 28, 2015! Kids enrolled in summer day camp at the Fox Valley Family YMCA have the best that summer has to offer right at their fingertips. With daily dips in our pool and use of our Aqua Track obstacle course, gymnasium, outdoor pavilion, and 17 acres of outdoor space to make the most of...whether that means practicing a talent show act with friends or grilling burgers for our Friday Camp Cook-Outs.

Our summer day camp also offers enrichment programs in gymnastics, dance, music, and sports that will further enhance your child’s summer. Program instructors will safely escort children to and from any classes they attend. So join us and make it THE BEST SUMMER EVER! Write your own adventure, build character, and make new friends along the way!

Camp is located at our Central Branch (just west of the Yorkville Target) and runs Mon-Fri from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm with programming from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Call 630-552-4100 for more information. Pay for camp online! Download a registration form below.

 

SummerCamp02What can you expect from our day camp program?

  • Professional, energetic, caring staff. All counselors are certified in First Aid, CPR and AED and many have experience working in our before and after school care program.
  • Full-day care from 6:30am to 6:00pm with USDA approved lunch and two snacks daily.
  • Daily dips in our indoor pool and use of our Aqua Track
  • Friday Camp Cook-Outs
  • Weekly Field Trips
  • Seventeen acres of outdoor space and a covered pavilion - for lunching or rocket launching, practicing a talent show act, playing soccer, or tye-dyeing
  • Fully air conditioned 25,000 square foot indoor facility, with gym, and indoor pool.
  • Camp t-shirt
  • Age specific ratios
  • Weekly YMCA memberships conveniently included in camp fee
  • YMCA day camps are tax deductible and qualify for flexible spending
  • Commitment to your child health, as we participate in the CATCH: Coordinated Approach to Child Health program
  • Convenient drop off location

AGE GROUPS

  • K-1: Children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade
  • 2-3: Children entering 2nd or 3rd grade
  • 4-6: Children entering 4th, 5th or 6th grade
  • CIT (Counselors In Training): Children entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades

DAY CAMP RATES

There is a one-time $35 registration fee for all participants. Free Youth Membership is included in our 3-Day and Weekly rates, as well as a free camp t-shirt, backpack, water bottle and weekly field trip costs.

  • 3-Day: $95 YMCA Members / $75 CIT (includes Youth Membership)
  • Weekly: $125 YMCA Members / $100 CIT (includes Youth Membership)

Payments can be made in person at our Central or West Branch, online, or can be set up for automatic drafts on a monthly or semi-monthly basis. Financial assistance is available and DHS subsidy is accepted.

PAY FOR CAMP ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE!

Infants01

Our Early Learning Academy is located at our Central Branch (just west of the Yorkville Target) and is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm.

We offer a full day / full year ages 0-3 years licensed program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos where our highly trained and qualified teachers provide individualized care, create environments that support and encourage exploration, ensure children's health and safety and develop partnerships with families.

INFANTS (6 weeks - 15 months; 1:4 Ratio)

In the infant classroom, our primary emphasis is meeting the infant’s daily needs and providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Children are provided experiences that foster and develop their cognitive, social/emotional, and motor skills while encouraging their independence. Infants are engaged in developmentally appropriate toys, books, stories and finger plays throughout the day. They are learning through routines and attachments to their caregivers. Infant daily nap and meal schedule are based on the infant’s individual needs.

TODDLERS (16-24 months; 1:5 Ratio)

In the toddler classroom, children are introduced to a more structured and regular routine. Children are provided an environment that encourages exploration and curiosity through child-initiated and teacher-guided activities. Toddlers have opportunities to make choices in art, sensory, exploration, problem-solving, music, books, self-help skills, and interactive play. The toddler classroom provides a rest time as part of the daily schedule.

TWOS (1:8 Ratio)

In the two’s classroom, the children discover a stimulating environment arranged into various interest and learning centers. Our goal for our two year olds include: developing valuable self-help skills such as potty training, personal hygiene, dressing self and putting toys away. We also focus on building cognitive skills, such as counting, sorting, recognizing letters, colors and shapes. Another important skill we work on is interacting with others. We have many opportunities for sharing, listening and taking turns. The two’s classroom provides a rest time as part of the daily schedule.

Click here for our Threes, Fours, and Fives Program

If you have any questions about any of the Early Learning Academy services, please contact the Early Learning Academy Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (630) 552-4100 x230.

Preschool01We offer full day or half day licensed programs for children ages three to five years. Our preschool program offers quality care in a safe and supportive environment that fosters the emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth of each child. In addition, your child will develop skills to build character values, self-esteem, friendships, and kindergarten readiness skills. Be sure to check out our Summer Enrichment Program. We have classes all summer long designed to help keep kids active and engaged in learning.

FULL DAY or HALF DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (ages 3-5)

The three to five year old classrooms focus on the growth and development of the whole child: physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Activities and classroom centers are oriented to the child’s interest and developmental levels. Our three to five year olds are able to make choices in a variety of areas including: art and sensory activities, dramatic play, stories and books, music and movement, fine and large motor development and much more.

Our program builds the foundation and prepares children for those skills needed in Kindergarten. Math, science, language areas, and pre-reading and writing are emphasized. In addition, children learn important classroom skills such as taking turns, sharing and cooperation as well as learning to develop socially acceptable behaviors and positive social relationships through cooperative play. To register your child, stop in today! Contact Early Learning Academy Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (630-552-4100 x 230) with questions.

Center Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm

FALL 2015 PRESCHOOL CLASSES AND RATES
Sept. 1st cut off | $45 Registration Fee

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL
Snack will be provided

  • Tuesday / Thursday ($115/month)
    9-11:15am OR 12:30-2:45pm

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Snack will be provided

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday ($160/month)
    9-11:30am OR 12:15-2:45pm
  • Monday - Friday ($255/month)
    9-11:30am

EXTENDED DAY PRESCHOOL
Effective Fall 2015 | 9am - 2:30pm | Snack and Lunch will be provided

  • Two Days ($190/month)
  • Three Days ($280/month)
  • Five Days ($470/month)

A YMCA Youth Membership is included in all of our Preschool pricing options.

Our Preschool Curriculum includes the following areas: Language Development, Creative Experience, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, iPad Technology, Music/Movement, Science and Discovery, Dramatic and Sensory Play.

Preschool events include: School Pictures, Holiday Parties, Recreational swimming, End-of-Year Pre-K ceremony, Spring Recital, Local Field Trips, and more. Additional YMCA Benefits include: Indoor gymnasium, music and dance rooms, after school enrichment programs, USDA approved lunches and snacks, 17 acre outdoor pavilion, indoor pool, two secure and safe outdoor play areas, "Let's Move Initiative," and a gymnastic center.

Click here for information on our before and after school-based program for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, and Newark School Districts.