Infant Care COMING SOON!

The Collaborative: Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center childcare program is located at the former Chapelle Community School, 111 South Wallace Boulevard, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, serving children ages 18 months-5 years of EMU students, families living in YHC communities and families in the Ypsilanti Community School District.

Our hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM Monday through Friday.

We use the Creative Curriculum, which allows teachers to focus on the children’s learning interests while working on age-appropriate objectives for development and learning. Daily planned lessons include centers and small groups focusing on creative expression, sensory experiences, language, writing and literacy experiences, STEM topics and opportunities for age-appropriate physical activities.

The Collaborative addresses a critical need for excellent quality, affordable childcare in eastern Washtenaw County. The CDC is licensed and operated by the Ann Arbor YMCA. Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS) and Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) have all worked in partnership with the Y to bring this program to fruition.

The CDC will primarily serve the children of Eastern Michigan University students, children of residents of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission and children who live within the Ypsilanti Community Schools district, all of whom will be given access to priority registration. There are three large, bright classrooms, a spacious playground, access to a gym and space to grow future programs for the whole family.

Registration forms may be found here. For more information about touring the facility, please contact Program Director Donetta Mazyck at, 734.661.8045 or Assistant Director of The Collaborative Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center and YIES Before & After School Care Program Dr. Veronica Konglim, Ph.D. at, 734-255-1851.

How do I apply for Financial Assistance? Financial Assistance approval is based on a sliding fee scale based on income and number of people in the household, designed to fit individual situations and can cover up to 80% of the cost.  Available funding is based on personal need, enrollment and the Y’s financial resources.

Is there a snack or meal program? YES! All children receive breakfast,
mid-morning snack, lunch and mid-afternoon snack if they are present during the meal/snack time.