Child Care & Education

Our programs, classes and activities are designed to engage children and help them develop the values, skills and confidence they'll need to succeed as adults.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is committed to youth development. We believe every child and teen deserve the chance to reach his or her full potential. At locations throughout the Chicagoland, we offer licensed child care, after-school programs, day camps, youth groups and other activities to give children of all ages a safe and nurturing place to learn, grow, and thrive. By helping children, the Y is working to bring about lasting, meaningful change.

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We Offer…

School Age

Learn social skills, study practices and character values in a safe environment for our youth 5 to 12 years old.

Child Care

Meet your child's individual needs by ensuring positive attention and development for ages starting at 6 weeks.


Develop a child's cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth through experience for youth up to 6 years old.