Foster Cognitive, Physical and Social Development

We offer the best child care with a strong curriculum based on the YMCA four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

​With so many demands on today's families and the increased focus on early childhood development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. We support children 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.

At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That's why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.



Available Child Care Programs:

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Child Care Information & Forms


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Important Resources

  • City of Madison Accreditation Standards
  • Wisconsin Shares
  • City of Madison Child Care Assistance Program
  • "It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child"
  • Licensed Child Care Rules
  • Early Childhood Policy Handbook
  • Licensed School Age Child Care Policy Manual