Child Care

Child Care

Child Care and Youth Development Programs

We have a wide range of full and partial day Child Care and youth development programs are offered by the YMCA for children ages 6 weeks old through 12 years old. These program options include full day Child Care, preschool enrichment classes, partial day preschool, pre-kindergarten 3 and 4, youth sports, kindergarten wrap around, before and after school programs, and activities during school breaks.
With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get 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 foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
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Ensuring A Brighter Future. Available for ages 6 weeks through 5 years old.
Full Day Child Care Centers

Full Day Child Care Centers

Ages 6 weeks-5 years old

Our five full day child care centers provide safe, supportive environments where children can learn through play and engagement.

Enroll in full-time Child Care and receive a complimentary YMCA Family Membership!

Locations & Registration

Full Day Child Care Centers

Partial Day Preschool Programs

Ages 2-5 years old

Partial day preschool programs are offered for 2.5 to 3 hours daily for children ages 2-5. Two, three, or five day options are available at all locations.

Locations & Registration

Full Day Child Care Centers

Pre-Kindergarten 3 and 4

Ages 3-4 years old

FREE preschool programs for any child in the Rochester City School District ages 3 and 4. Extended care is available with our PK-3 and PK-4 Wrap Option.

Locations & Registration


Kindergarten Wrap Around

Before and After School Programs



The YMCA’s Before and After School Program serves school age children 5-12 years old in more than 50 locations throughout Rochester, New York. Many programs take place in schools, providing an ideal situation for parent pickup and school day transitions. Busing and financial aid are available and DSS is accepted. Our program aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, math and science. The Y’s innovative Before and After School Program follows the Nine Core Components curriculum centered around global learning, leadership development, 21st century skills, media, and technology.


The YMCA of Greater Rochester makes program excellence, enrichment, and your child’s safety our priorities. Quality school age programs don’t just happen, they are the result of careful curricular planning and creative efforts on the part of YMCA staff members. It takes comprehensive staff development to give personnel the knowledge to provide our quality programs. As providers, our goals are to deliver a positive and rewarding experience for every child and to exceed your family’s expectations. Our licensed and registered Child Care programs proudly serve youth in multiple locations throughout Rochester, New York.


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Kindergarten Wrap Around

Fun Club

Kindergarten-12 years Vacation Fun Clubs are held on most school holidays. These are optional care days for which there is an additional fee. We also offer Emergency Fun Club Days when school is closed due to inclement weather. All Fun Club Registrations take place at the branch. The YMCA will provide a Fun Club option every day with the exception of the following national holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. Locations

Child Watch - a free service for YMCA members

Healthy Fun For Everyone | Available for ages 6 weeks through 12 years old

Complimentary Child Care Ages 6 weeks-12 years

Our experienced staff will care for your child for up to 2 hours while you are using the facility. Child Watch hours vary between branches. To access Child Watch hours, please visit the facilities page for each branch. These pages are accessed by clicking on the Locations option on the left side of the main navigation menu and choosing your branch. Child Watch is a benefit of YMCA Family and Individual Parent Memberships only.