Early Child Care Center

The YMCA Child Care Center offers quality education and a warm, safe, nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our center is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).

We believe that children learn through play! Each day, the children are challenged by a fun-filled age appropriate curriculum that promotes social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. A strong focus is placed on skill-building and healthy habits, creating positive behaviors, peer relationships and instilling a love of learning!

At the Y, we believe every child deserves a chance to learn, grow and thrive.

We provide:

  • Quality, affordable care
  • CPR & First Aid certified staff
  • Educational and creative activities
  • Healthy, balanced meals
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack served daily
  • Safe outside playground area
  • Indoor space for large motor activities on cold or rainy days
  • Weekly swim lessons

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday
  • 6:30am-5:30pm


Infants $220/week
Toddlers $210/week
Pre-School $200/week
UPK $200/week


Child Care Request Form


Call to schedule a tour.

Tania Barnes
Early Child Care Director


Infants, 6 weeks-18 months

Our infant program provides your baby with personalized care based on his/her unique schedule and individual needs. We focus on creating opportunities and experiences that invite exploration and support the rapid development that takes place in the baby’s first year.

Toddlers, 18 months-3 years

Our toddler program provides your child with an interactive experience to learn about the world around them. Focusing on self-development, self-help skills, managing emotions, and making new friends. Toddlers will begin to develop the skills needed for later learning in preschool.

Pre-School, 3-5 years

Our preschool program provides hands-on learning, literacy, math and science activities. We focus on preparing these young minds for Kindergarten. Peer interaction, individual learning, group and physical activities are provided daily for those active bodies and curious minds.

Universal Pre-K, 4-5 years

In conjunction with the Binghamton City School district, your child will participate in a variety of literacy and math experiences that will continue to his/her development. Children learn to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas as well as how to use a variety of materials and media. Our UPK class follows the Binghamton City School district calendar. Classes are held September-June, hours are 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Wrap around care is available before and after the program.