Early Childhood Development Centers
We pay attention to the little things. We offer convenient hours and affordable pricing!
Infant & Toddler Ages: 6 weeks – 2 1/2 years (ages vary by location) | A Y Membership is NOT required
- Full/Part-time Child Care
- Low Child-Teacher Ratios
- Healthy Meals and Snacks
- Creative Curriculum
- Gym Activities
- Family Engagement Activities
- Outdoor Experiences
- FREE Y youth membership for all children enrolled full-time
- Financial Assistance available to those who qualify
SECURE PLACEMENT ON OUR WAITLIST
We would love to care for your child, but we are currently on a waitlist. If you would like to be added to this list, please choose your location below and click on JOIN OUR WAITLIST.
If you are new to the Y, you must create an account to join our waitlist. There is a $25 non-refundable fee per child to place your child’s name on this waitlist. You would then be notified when an opening becomes available.
Questions? Please call 616.855.9622.
PARENT RESOURCES & FORMS
We believe learning takes place as children touch, manipulate, and experiment with things and interact with people daily. Children’s play is an essential component of our curriculum, through their play and experiences, themes are developed that guide our daily activities and interactions.
At the Y, we utilize Creative Curriculum which has six core content areas: literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and technology.
Our programs use the Creative Curriculum individual assessments and also child portfolios to assess your children’s developmental progress annually. The teaching staff and families discuss the results of the assessments and plan for continued growth throughout the year.
BY USING CREATIVE CURRICULUM AS OUR FRAMEWORK, WE FOCUS ON:
- How children develop and learn
- The learning environment in which children learn
- What children learn
- The role of the teacher
- The role of the family