Child Care


The focus of the YMCA Child Care programs is to provide enriching experiences which assist a child’s cognitive, physical and emotional development. Our child care programs are staffed by well trained, educated adults who care about your child. The YMCA Learning Center and Pre-School Enrichment programs allow parents to go to work knowing that their children are thriving in a safe and supporting environment. The YMCA Learning Center also works with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for those families that need financial assistance. Overall the YMCA mission is to provide high quality child care in a safe and nurturing environment to fit every child’s needs.



The YMCA Learning Center – Child Care is licensed by the State of Ohio.  It’s fun, safe, curriculum-based, and character driven!

  • Infant Room: 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Toddler Room: 18 months – 3 years
  • Preschool I Room: 3 years – 4 years (focusing on socialization and beginner skills)
  • Preschool II Room: 4 years – 5 years (Focusing on Kindergarten readiness)
  • School Age: 5 years – 12 years

Transportation may be available for some school districts if not provided by the school.



The YMCA’s Preschool Enrichment program is for 3 to 5 year olds. This is a two or three day program which runs from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. The Enrichment program provides your child with hands on learning and the opportunity for safe, stimulating, and fun-filled activities designed to promote socialization and learning.

  • 2-Day Program: Mon/Wed – 8:30am – 11:00am
  • 3-Day Program: Mon/Wed/Fri – 8:30am – 11:00am

If Your Child is enrolled FULL-TIME at our Learning Center, you may be eligible for a FREE YMCA FAMILY MEMBERSHIP.


Child Watch is the YMCA’s in-housebabysitting service for parents while they work out at the YMCA. Children are supervised by trained, caring YMCA staff at our Child Watch Centers located at both our North and South Branch YMCAs. The Child Watch service is available during the hours posted below. Children can stay in Child Watch up to 1½ hours.

YMCA Family Category Members – FREE!
Non-Members – $5.00/child/hr.

North Branch Hours South Branch Hours
Call us at 419-586-9622 for current hours. Call us at 419-629-9622 for current hours.