History of Youth Development


The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has provided licensed child care services since 1972. Currently, the YMCA partners with the Department of Family and Supportive Services and the Chicago Public Schools to offer child care services to eligible families in 12 of Chicago’s at-risk communities. Supportive services are offered to children and families in nutrition, health, mental health and early intervention, as well as affordable child care and social services to enable families to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Children Services provides both subsidized and private/tuition child care.