Building Brighter Futures

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. Children thrive in a caring, nurturing and learning atmosphere.

Our YMCA provides quality, affordable early childhood development in a safe, learning environment at our 11 Child Development Centers. Our centers serve families with children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

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.

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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.