YMCA Child Care

We’re about youth development: ensuring that the children and teens in our programs reach their full potential by helping them grow—physically, mentally and socially—from young children into engaged, active members of their communities.
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Infant/Toddler Care

6 weeks - 2 ½ years (vary by location)

  • A Y membership is NOT required
  • Licensed
  • Full/part-time care
  • Low child-teacher ratios
  • Financial Assistance available
  • Free Y Youth Membership for YMCA program participants while they are enrolled full-time in tuition-based programs

Preschool Care

2 ½ - 5 years (vary by location)

  • A Y membership is NOT required
  • GSRP options
  • Licensed
  • Full/part-time care
  • Low child-teacher ratios
  • Financial Assistance available
  • Free Y Youth Membership for YMCA program participants while they are enrolled full-time in tuition-based programs
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School Age Care

Young 5's - 8th grade (vary by location)

  • A Y membership is NOT required
  • Before/after school care
  • No school/snow day care
  • Financial Assistance available to those who qualify
  • Middle School Programming

School Break Day Camp

5 - 12 years

Spring Break and Winter Break options

Day campers will enjoy activities such as sports, crafts, and outdoor play. Each day is filled with new experiences where each child explores new talents and interests while developing and strengthening friendships along the way.

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Summer Day Camp

Young 5's - 8th grade (vary by location)

Make Summer your adventure! YMCA Summer Day Camps offer an experience that is sure to keep your child having fun all summer long. From fostering creativity, to building a sense of accomplishment and belonging, we help kids flourish by surrounding each child with support, guidance, and fantastic opportunities to discover, learn and try until they succeed.

  • Offered at 8 locations and YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin
  • 3 day options available at our school based locations
  • Children must have completed young fives or kindergarten to register
  • Theme weeks to add some fun and excitement to the mix
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Our Child Care Leadership Team

Heather Walczewski 2021 WEB

Heather Walczewski

Child Care Operations Director

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Tiffany Young 2022 WEB

Tiffany Young

Association School Age Director

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Jordan Hoogterp 2022 November WEB

Jordan Zylstra

Association Youth Development Administration and Procurement Specialist
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Jason Hannah 2022 WEB

Jason Hannah

Association Senior Youth Enrichment Director
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Our Child Care Director Team

Danelle Fox 2022 WEB

Danelle Fox

West Ottawa Child Care Director

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Tyson WEB

Tyson Hoffman

Lowell Child Care Director

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Sarah Knight WEB

Sarah Knight

Monroe Community Church Child Care Director
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Julie McLeod 2023 WEB

Julie McLeod

Senior Community Child Care Director

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Allison Neuenfeldt 2022 WEB

Allison Neuenfeldt

David D. Hunting YMCA School
Age Director
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Tammy Parks 2023 WEB

Tammy Parks

SpartanNash YMCA Child Care
Director
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Ryan Rose 2021 October WEB

Ryan Rose

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA Child Care Director
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Jamilyn Ruwersma WEB

Jamilyn Ruwersma

Community Child Care Director

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Stacy Shotko 2021 WEB

Stacy Shotko

David D. Hunting YMCA Senior Child Care Director
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Danielle Smith Caledonia WEB

Danielle Smith

Caledonia Early Learning Child Care Director
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Danielle Vincent 2021 WEB

Danielle Vincent

Generations Child Care Director

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Robyn Wilson 2022 WEB

Robyn Wilson

Caledonia School Age Director

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Brandy Wasick 2022 WEB

Brandy Wasick

Caledonia Senior Program Director

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Tiffany Wiginton 2022 WEB

Tiffany Wiginton

LOOP Youth Development Director

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