Early Childhood Care

Early Childhood Education

The YMCA provides quality, affordable early childhood development within a safe, learning child care environment at our 16 Child Development Centers. Our Child Development Centers serve families with children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Children thrive in a caring, nurturing and learning YMCA atmosphere.

Throughout the region, parents entrust their infants, toddlers and preschoolers into our care during the critical stages of early development. Preparing your children to enter school with the necessary social, emotional and cognitive skills is one of our top priorities.

At the YMCA infants and toddlers develop trust and security and preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world.

Tuition rates vary for each of our Child Development Centers. The correct rates are listed on the Center's location page.

To learn more view our Frequently Asked Questions and visit Child Development Centers.

Financial Assistance

Our goal is to make our programs affordable for all. Based on available resources and sliding scale eligibility, the Y will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay full fees. Assistance is made possible by generous donations to the Y's Annual Campaign, which funds our Scholarships.


Creative Curriculum

At YMCA Child Development Centers we provide children with a nurturing atmosphere and proven curriculum that celebrates individuality, promotes self-esteem and encourages positive social interactions.

Healthy Lifestyle

We are committed to educating kids about healthy lifestyles, modeling healthy behaviors and cultivating environments that make healthy choices the easy choices.

School Enrichment

Many of our Child Development Centers also have before and after school enrichment programs for kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, we have school enrichment programs at school sites throughout the Portland and Vancouver regional area.