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The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA is the largest provider of Child Care in Pennsylvania!
Child Care Programs
We believe at the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement .
Today’s families need all the support they can receive in order to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundation skills, develop healthy and trusting relationships, and build independence through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Kindergarten Half Day Care
Supplement your child’s half day kindergarten program with the Y! The Boyertown YMCA Kindergarten Half Day Program offers an AM or PM schedule. This program provides daily care for children attending public or private kindergarten. Our program complements the school curriculum by offering activities which stimulate physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth, including weekly swim time. Early dismissal and all day care for holidays and teacher/staff development days are also available. Limited transportation to and from school is provided by the YMCA or the school district.
Boyertown YMCA preschool programs are consistent with the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA’s philosophy, which is grounded in a child-centered and holistic approach to early childhood education. This allows us to adjust to the needs of the child with independent classroom exploration and active social time. A preschool curriculum is offered to all children in the toddler through five-year-old classes. The centers are open Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM year round, except during our holiday schedule. Part-time and full-time care is available.
(6 weeks – 12 months)
Infants thrive in a safe, nurturing environment surrounded by experienced care givers.
(13 – 35 months)
Teachers and staff support and facilitate child development as toddlers experience their new independence in a stimulating atmosphere.
(3 – 5 years)
This program provides a beneficial social experience and good foundation for future education. Experienced teachers and aides utilize child-centered activities to
encourage attentive listening skills, pro-social behavior and provide opportunities to increase self-awareness.
A YMCA Membership is required to participate in Child Care programs.
School Age Child Care
The Boyertown YMCA is committed to providing a quality School Age Program that is both fun and safe for children. Our School Age Programs are licensed by the
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. In addition, all programs have achieved a STAR 3 rating based on the Pennsylvania Keystone Stars quality assurance program.
Each program day, our qualified staff provides creative learning experiences and supervised activities for a child’s development and enjoyment. Early dismissal and
all day care for holidays and teacher/staff development days are also available. Limited transportation to and from school is provided by the YMCA or the school district.
(6:00 AM – 8:30 AM)
Before Care is a program designed to promote child development by providing activities in the form of Arts & Crafts, games, fitness, etc.
(3:30 PM – 6:00 PM)
Our After Care program offers an opportunity for children to engage in a variety of activities expanding learning beyond what they experience during school hours.
Before and After Care is offered at:
• Boyertown YMCA
• Boyertown Elementary School
• Gilbertsville Elementary School
• New Hanover Elementary School
• Washington Elementary School
Child care programs are ranked at the 3 & 4 Star level by Keystone Stars.
Keystone Stars encourages and supports programs to develop and sustain higher levels of quality, in order to strengthen outcomes for children and families and improve school readiness.