Child Care

Ann Arbor YMCA
Child Development Center

Half Day Pre-K Enrollment for fall 2024 is now open!

For more information, contact kcunningham@annarborymca.org

The Ann Arbor YMCA’s full day, nationally-accredited Early Childhood Education Programs focus on providing a nurturing environment where children can thrive. Our trained staff guide children through an age-appropriate curriculum that features exploration and discovery as well as instilling the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Since 2008, our child development programs have been accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC. Children in our daycare programs are encouraged to develop confidence, creativity, critical thinking skills, and a positive self-image as well as other skills necessary to be successful in Kindergarten.

Our Early Childhood Programs 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, which aligns with the NAEYC required learning standards.

All of our child care classrooms invite children to make free-choice selections throughout the day with an emphasis on dramatic play, fine and large motor development, construction, writing and language, and transportation exploration.

  • Our Early Child Care full day program runs year round, and is open Mondays to Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • The full day program offers two, three, and five days per week attendance.
  • Each day our Child Care staff provides morning and afternoon snacks, centers, large motor activities, and rest time in the afternoon.
  • Families provide a packed lunch for their child and a blanket for rest time.

Maple

Maple classroom is for children ages 2 ½ to 3 ½ years. Child Care Staff will work with families and your child on toilet training and other self-help skills.

Member Tuition

5 days per week: $1,454/month
3 days per week: $1,162/month
2 days per week: $787/month

Non-Member Tuition

5 days per week: $1,545/month
3 days per week: $1,253/month
2 days per week: $878/month

Willow

The Willow classroom is for children ages 3 ½ to 5 years. The Willow Room offers weekly swimming lessons, which are included in tuition. Swim instructors and classroom teachers work with children on swimming skills and give them time for free play in the pool.

Member Tuition

5 days per week: $1,416/month
3 days perweek: $1,137/month
2 days perweek: $687/month

Non-Member Tuition

5 days per week: $1,507/month
3 days per week: $1,228/month
2 days per week: $778/month

School Age After-school Care

This program runs from the time children are out of school until 6 p.m. each day.

Welcome to the Ann Arbor YMCA School Age Child Care program! As the nation’s leading child care program, we believe children should have a place to explore, grow and thrive. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing experience for your child with plenty of opportunities for growth in spirit, mind, and body. Our staff guide children through an age-appropriate curriculum that develops self-help skills and instills Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Join Our Waitlist

To be added to the waitlist, contact Kirsten Cunningham at kcunningham@annarborymca.org or Amanda Hutcheon at ahutcheon@annarborymca.org

Ann Arbor Open

Member Pricing: $481/month
Non-Member Pricing: $537/month

Bach, Eberwhite, Haisley, Wines

Member Pricing: $429/month
Non-Member Pricing: $484/month

Half day pre-k

This program follows the Ann Arbor Public School Year Calendar and operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Member Tuition

Monday-Friday: $935/month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $635/month
Tuesday/Thursday: $335/month

Non-Member Tuition

Monday-Friday: $1,026/month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: $726/month
Tuesday/Thursday: $426/month

Who we are

The Ann Arbor YMCA is a charitable association of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and supporting our neighbors. Each day, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the chance to learn, grow and thrive. The Ann Arbor YMCA’s mission is to put our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into action through facilities and programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Everyone is welcome

The Ann Arbor YMCA is a charitable association of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and supporting our neighbors. Each day, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the chance to learn, grow and thrive. The Ann Arbor YMCA’s mission is to put our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into action through facilities and programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Financial Assistance

Through the generous contributions of our donors, the Ann Arbor YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to enjoy YMCA programs. Please let us know if we may serve you or your family in this way.

Questions?

For more information about any of our Child Development Centers, or to inquire about the waitlist and enrollment, please contact Kirsten Cunningham at kcunningham@annarborymca.org, 734.263.2094 or Amanda Hutcheon at ahutcheon@annarborymca.org, 734.661.8505.