CHILD CARE YOU CAN TRUST!
Affordable quality child care go hand-in-hand at the YMCA. You’ll be confident that your children will be in an enriching, caring, nuturing environment you enroll them in our YMCA Child Care programs.
BACK TO SCHOOL
With locations all over town, the YMCA provides before and after school care right in your own neighborhood. We also have full day care for infants and toddlers. Make the Y, your choice for child care.
We offer convenient, affordable, quality child care and before school and after school programs at YMCAs and elementary schools. We coordinate with local schools on homework assistance and offer diverse programs including arts, science, and sports.
Child Care Locations
475 Lake Michigan Drive NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504Directions
Work (616) 855-9622
Types of Care:
Quality care programs provide enriching experiences which facilitate a child’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. We strive to meet the developmental needs and temperament of each individual child by working in partnership with families. Full-day programs provide families with the ability to work without worry while their child is in the loving care of our Y staff.
Before & After School
Elementary school age children attend our Before and After School program to enable parents to work knowing that their child is in a supportive environment. Our program builds upon children’s assets and encourages them to achieve their best.
Out of School Days
The Y is here for you and your child on in-service school days, school breaks, and selected holidays. Activities in art, science, and literacy are a part of the full-day schedule. In addition, there are opportunities for field trips to local parks, community events, or special places of interest.
- Information Form (pdf)
- Child's History (pdf)
- Authorization Form (pdf)
- Enrollment Agreement (pdf)
- General Liability Waiver (pdf)
Each pound above your ideal weight lowers your life expectancy by 34 days
So, manage your weight through healthy eating & exercise. Our fitness coaches can help you!
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV
Turn off the TV, take a walk, and then go to sleep – think how many calories you will burn.
The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail
Hmmm, not sure what to say about this, but kind of cool.
The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime
Wow, the heart sure gets a great workout. Make sure to keep it healthy by taking a walk or run today.
Each human nostril registers smells differently
Smells in the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.
Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for bone health
We knew Grandma was right on. Plant a flower or vegetable garden!
Diets are a part of life
Take a healthy approach and combine exercise with healthy eating and you’ll do all right.
Your heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood each day
That heart sure does a lot of work. Keep it healthy with aerobic exercises.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons a day
Whew, no wonder we go through so many towels at the Y!
The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap
Yikes, that is kind of disgusting, but interesting.
Deep breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics
Slow down. Take a deep breath. But, don’t forget to do aerobics to make your heart strong.
25% of your bones are located in your feet
Take care of your feet, wear socks that pull moisture away and make sure your shoes aren’t worn out.
The beat goes on…
During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
Apples are more effective than caffeine at waking you up in the morning
They said an apple a day keeps the doctor away, now one more reason to start the day with an apple.
The most pushups ever performed in 1 day was 46,001
Want to learn how to do the perfect pushup, ask any of our fitness coaches for show and tell.
The right lung takes more air in than the left
Take a deep breath, fill your lungs and relax – you earned it!
It takes about twenty seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body
Faster than a speeding bullet!
Your skin is an organ
This one just intrigued me!
There are 206 bones in the human body
Keep them strong with strength training exercises and healthy eating.