Find Play & Learn (Childcare), Early Learning & Preschool, and Special Family Activities

Healthy development starts early for children, and that’s why, at the YMCA, we care for the health and well being of your child. In our nurturing environment, your child is encouraged to play, learn, and grow.

Preschool/Early Learning Centers

YMCA Part-Day Preschool / Full-Day Early Learning Centers
Child Development experts agree: attending a high-quality preschool program prepares children for kindergarten and beyond. At the YMCA, children will be exposed to high quality early learning curriculum where they learn valuable social skills in a safe and welcoming environment. The YMCA offers Early Learning options at 9 convenient locations, care for ages 2-5, and a variety of attendance options to meet your family's needs!

Preschool Enrichment

Children socialize with friends as well as engage in instructional learning on weekly themes which may include Lessons in Literacy, Creative Cooking, Moving with Music and Active Artists.
Parents may drop-off and pick-up or are more than welcome to stay! Options are available for full-day and half-day programs, may vary by YMCA location.

Play & Learn Centers

In our YMCA Play & Learn Centers, your child will experience all kinds of fun and engaging activities while you enjoy your work out!
At the Y, we believe that "play is the work of young children, and is the foundation for learning." Our Play & Learn Centers offer children the opportunity to experience curriculum-based learning activities in a fun and nurturing environment.

Our trained staff can care for babies 6 weeks and older, and we have activities geared to toddlers and for children up to 10 years of age. A few of our locations also have Play & Learn amenities geared to pre-teens (ages 11-12); please ask at your local Y.

  • Use of our Play & Learn Centers is included FREE as a part of  YMCA household memberships.
  • Play & Learn Centers are available at all of our YMCA locations except for the Westfield Aquatics Center. (Members at the Westfield Aquatics Center may use Play & Learn at the nearby YMCA Studio in Westfield.)
  • Members may use our Play & Learn Centers for up to two hours per day while you are onsite at our facility.
  • For Play & Learn hours of operation, please visit the Center Info tab and “hours” for your YMCA location of choice.
Programs & Activities