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Located in the heart of Downtown Rochester, the Carlson Child Care Center cares for children 6 weeks-5 years. This location has several classrooms for our different age groups as well as access to an outdoor playground, a full gymnasium and a play area with soft play elements and small climbing structures.

We know that you have a variety of choices for your child’s early years, and children may spend more time in early care and education programs than in the following thirteen years of school, and your choice is an important decision. Since 1854, the YMCA of Greater Rochester has served the diverse needs of our community. The support, guidance and heartfelt effort and commitment of our staff members, is what makes the difference at the Y.

During your child’s time at the Y, they will:

  • Develop significant relationships with children and adults
  • Learn to foster healthy habits
  • Grow their intellectual skills, strength, and competence

This will allow them to be successful as school children and ultimately as adults. Programs licensed by the State of New York are designed to provide each child with a variety of positive, healthy, stimulating, interesting, and educational experiences throughout each day while supporting character development through an emphasis on the five core YMCA values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusion.

Our full day child care centers provide safe, supportive environments where children can learn through play and engagement. Our nurturing staff members implement the HighScope Curriculum and provide attentive care and encouragement for young children. As providers, our goals are to deliver a positive and rewarding experience for every child and to exceed your family’s expectations.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester makes program excellence, enrichment, and your child’s safety our priorities. A strong focus is placed on:

  • Skill-building
  • Healthy habits
  • Creating lasting positive behaviors
  • Peer relationships
  • Instilling a love of learning

Enroll in full-time child care and receive a complimentary YMCA passport membership for your family!

For information on assistance, please contact us at 585-263-4283

Address & Contacts

444 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
United States


Address & Contacts

444 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
United States

Child Care