Infant Child Care

6 weeks to Mobile

Teachers strive to attain balance and harmony with your infant’s home schedule. This means that we work with families to establish the right eating and sleeping routines for your child.

Infants learn through active, hands-on play. Grabbing plastic rings, rolling on a soft blanket, making a toy squeak – what fun! Our infant classrooms are split between non-mobile and mobile infants (young toddlers) with the safety and development of each child in mind and allows crawlers to move around freely in a safe space, and reach and explore objects – a key to early development and learning.

Infant Classroom Requirements & Care

Families are asked to provide diapers/pull-ups, wipes, an extra set of clothes, bottles, a pacifier and diaper ointment.

Babies feel safe, secure and happy in our infant classrooms. We believe high-quality child care is a partnership. Together, we’ll give your child the best start possible. Infant classrooms maintain a ratio of 1 adult:5 infants.

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline is an international comprehensive classroom management program and social-emotional curriculum developed by Dr. Becky Bailey. YMCA childcare staff are guided through intensive training based on current brain research, child development information and developmentally appropriate practices.

Conscious Discipline utilizes character education curriculum and challenging situations to teach the following life skills: Anger Management, Helpfulness (pro-social skills), Assertiveness, Impulse Control, Cooperation, Empathy, Problem Solving and Real-Life Conflict. The YMCA Early Learning program believes that character education is a part of everyday life.

Developing the Whole Child

YMCA preschool prioritizes the holistic development of children. They focus not only on academic readiness but also on social, emotional, physical, and creative development. This approach helps children build a strong foundation for future learning and personal growth.

Experienced & Caring Staff

The YMCA employs well-trained and compassionate educators who are dedicated to the well-being and education of young children. These staff members create a warm and supportive atmosphere where children feel comfortable exploring and learning.

Community Engagemen

Our Y program emphasizes community involvement and engagement. They encourage parents and families to participate in their child’s education and offer opportunities for families to connect and build a sense of community. This not only benefits the child but also strengthens the bonds within the broader community.