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Pre-School and Child Care at the YMCA

YMCA Child Care offers care to infants through preschoolers and kindergarten readiness, enabling families to go to work knowing their children are in safe, stimulating environments.

The focus is on maximizing play and learning experiences in daily routines through art, outdoor time and large motor activities, stories & reading, music and sensory activities, and creative movement! Read more about specific age group programming: Infant Care, Toddler Care, Pre-School Care, K-Readiness. Inquire about enrollment here.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Pre-school and Child Care all-in-one
  • large classrooms & learning spaces
  • large fenced-in outdoor play areas
  • kinder-gym & gym activities
  • fitness instructor led classes
  • music class
  • field trips and special events
  • intergenerational interaction at Knute Nelson Child Care
  • open swimming and built-in time for scheduled swimming lessons at YMCA Child Care

YMCA Child Care at the
Y Center Stats

  • 16 Infants, two classrooms
  • 28 Toddlers, two classrooms
  • 40 Pre-Schoolers, two classrooms
  • 40 Kindergarten Readiness, two classrooms
  • 35 Staff

YMCA Child Care at Knute Nelson Center Stats

  • 16 Infants, two classrooms
  • 14 Toddlers, one classroom
  • 20 Pre-Schoolers, one classroom

Operating Hours

Year-Round Child Care
Monday through Friday
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


YMCA Child Care is Proudly Supported By:


United Way of Pope and Douglas Counties

Community Impact Partner

YMCA Child Care is proudly supported by the
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties.


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