Premier Child Care Provider

We believe 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 to help children be the best they can be and the Y is here is to help!

That’s why our child care programs at the Y focus on nurturing child development through affordable, high-quality care. 

Early Learning Center

Early Learning Care

The Y’s Early Learning programs combine a safe and happy educational environment with an intentional, proven curriculum designed to stimulate intellectual, emotional, and social growth – all with the focus of preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our Early Learning programs start at infancy and extend through Preschool to provide consistent, safe, and exceptional care.

School Age Care

School Age Care

The Y’s Before & After School Enrichment Program and Supplemental Kindergarten programs help fill a gap for working families by keeping kids safe when not in school. Kindergartners and school age kids balance learning and fun before and after school while developing social skills and engaging with positive adult role models.

State Access Pre-K

State Access Pre-K

We are proud to offer Pre-K Counts and PHL Pre-K programs at select Y Locations. These programs through the state of Pennsylvania offer free access to Y Pre-K programs to families who meet state requirements. Through the Y, families in our region can have access to critical child care, growth, opportunities, and learning.

Access for All

Access for All

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why the Y is committed to working with families to provide affordable access to child care through our financial assistance program.

Work with us

Work with Us

Working side by side with diverse leaders with different backgrounds, perspectives, and strengths, you’ll discover new ways to connect with your community, find your purpose, and fuel your passion every day!

Make a difference

Make a Difference

When you give to the Y, you can change a child’s life. The Y’s financial assistance program is powered by the generosity of our communities and donors.


Equal Opportunity Provider

At the Y, we offer child care programs that are accessible to all children in the greater Philadelphia region regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and age. 

We are passionate about serving children who may need materials in other languages, have disabilities, and those who require alternative methods of communication.

Find out more info about how the Y is an equal opportunity provider by clicking the button below.

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Child Protection

The Y is deeply committed to preventing abuse of all kinds for children in our care. Staff follow the Know. See. Respond. method and our facilities are currently Praesidium accredited. Beyond preventing abuse, staff are trained to identify potential signs of abuse and to take action in reporting these scenarios.

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