Fox Valley Family YMCA


Fox Valley Family YMCA
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The human brain develops most between birth to age five, making the preschool years a crucial part of a child's education. Our Early Learning Academy focuses on nurturing your child's development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance.

We use Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment Tool in both our child care and preschool, giving parents the option for full day, full year care OR half day preschool. Our curriculum is research based and focuses on science, social studies and “first hand” experiences as a segue to learning. Children develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills necessary for Kindergarten.

(6 Weeks - 3 years)

We offer a full day / full year 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. Click here for rates and more information about our program.


We 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. Click here for rates and more information about our program. Click for our Preschool Handbook and Enrollment Forms.

Early Learning Academy News

  • Early Bird Fall Preschool Registration - Feb. 9-27
    Refer a friend to our Preschool program and get your first month tuition free!
  • Afternoon M/W/F Preschool Class Added
    The community has spoken and we listened! We have added an afternoon (12:15-2:45pm) M/W/F class for children ages 3-5. Stop by to take a tour and fill out an application for Fall 2015. Click for rates.
  • Illinois Strengthening Families Parent Café Series
    Feb. 26 · March 26 · April 30 | 5:30-7:30pm | Free
    Don't miss out on our second session of this well-received series! The Parent Café is a free, three-part series that will give parents a chance to share information and ideas to help raise strong children and strengthen families. Free dinner and childcare will be provided by the Early Learning Academy. Registration is required and participants are required to attend all three sessions. For more information call Parent Café Facilitator Mayra Juarez (630-264-1444) or Early Learning Academy Director Dana Lowe (630-552-4100 ext. 230). To register for this free event, call or stop by our Early Learning Academy.

For School Age Care, please click here.
For Summer Day Camp, please click here.
For Drop-In Care (Kids Zone), please click here.