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Child / Family Programs

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers a variety of engaging programs for children and families.

These programs allow families to come together to participate in fun activities, strengthen relationships, and meet new friends. Children will be engaged in learning values, building strong friendships, and have fun in a safe and nurturing environment.


Child/Family Programs

We offer age-appropriate child care services to members while they are participating in a YMCA program or activity on site. 11 of out 12 Indianapolis YMCA facilities offer Child care / Play & Learn for two hours each day.

The before- and after- school programs at the Greater Indianapolis YMCA’s serve kindergarten through middle schoolers in a secure and safe environment at your child’s school. We also provide programming on school holiday breaks and during weather delays. The curriculum appeals to kids, but at the same time we teach confidence, encourage self-expression, and enrich areas of social development. Every day we help thousands of children reach their fullest potential in a supportive environment by incorporating the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

The YMCA in Greater Indianapolis offers a great drop-off child care program in our Play and Learn centers while you go shopping, have lunch with friends, or get a haircut.

Grow, Learn, Thrive! Our goal is to instill kindergarten readiness in all children who pass through our 1/2 day and full day Preschool programs. Preschool at the YMCA will allow your child to explore, make discoveries and develop intellectually, physically, and socially. Our trained, supportive staff work with each child to have the best possible start in their education and arrive ready to learn in Kindergarten.

Let the Y help organize and host your party! We’ll take care of everything so you can relax and celebrate your child’s special day with family and friends. Our trained staff will run your child’s birthday party from beginning to end. All you need to do is show up, relax, and enjoy your child’s special day. Our parties include: personalized cakes, ice cream, beverage, and paper products. Give us a call and reserve your date now. In order to receive the full member price either the birthday child or their parent/ guardian must be a current full member.

Need a night out? Let the Y help! Bring your children to the Y on Parents Night Out—you’ll enjoy a few hours away and the kids will have a blast with engaging themes, tasty snacks and age-appropriate activities. A night of fun awaits your children while you get out to enjoy yourself. The evening includes crafts, games, dinner, physical activities and lots of fun!

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