The perfect way for parents to take a night to themselves while the kids have fun at the Y. Loaded with supervised activities like arts and crafts, swimming and more.

We offer a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills.

When you know your child is well cared for and having fun, you have the opportunity to work, study, take time for yourself and focus on living healthier. We encourage positive relationships between the children, child care staff and administrators, and parents to ensure a high quality experience for the children.

Our Goals:

  • Help children develop to their fullest potential
  • Support and strengthen the family unit
  • Deliver child care in a safe and positive environment
  • Teach, model, celebrate, practice, praise, and reinforce the YMCA four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility
  • Foster health and well-being for children and families

 

Complimentary Child Care – a free service with a family membership.

We offer complementary drop-in child care while you use the Y. Up to two hours of playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests.

The Valley of the Sun YMCA’s Complimentary Child Care is available free with a Family Membership. Childcare is available for children ages 3 months-11 years old while you enjoy the Y facility, programs and services. For those with an Adult Membership, there is an additional fee for childcare while you use the facility.

Our branches valleywide provide safe and nurturing environments for your children, and offer opportunities for them to participate in activities which develop healthy, trusting relationships, build self-reliance and self-esteem, and teach them foundational skills. Our age-appropriate programs reenforce the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The following programs are available

Amazing Kids Child Watch
Children ages 3 months-5 years can enjoy our Amazing Kids Child Watch venue while you enjoy the Y. Our friendly, well-trained staff will care for, and interact, with your child for up to 2 hours while you are in the facility. The time is filled with stimulating games, activities, and toys chosen specifically to spark your child’s imagination.

 

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Y Children Are AMAZING!

While you enjoy the Y, your children (ages 3 months to 7 years old) can enjoy our Amazing Kids child watch venue where friendly well trained staff interact with your children. Their time is filled with stimulating games, activities, and toys specifically chosen to spark imagination.

To find out the hours offered for Amazing Kids Child Watch, choose a location, look in the hours section, and click on “View Amenities Hours”.

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Complimentary Child Care

The Club is included in your membership and is specifically designed for kids between the ages 5 and 11 years old. This complementary child watch program has games, activities and computers to keep them busy for up to 2 hours while you work out!

To find out the hours offered for The Club Child Watch, choose a location, look in the hours section, and click on “View Amenities Hours”.

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Enjoy a night out knowing that your child is having fun at the YMCA.

Your children will participate in an exciting evening filled with fun, friends, crafts, games, and pizza! Our experienced and caring Child Care staff provides entertainment for your child in a safe and well-supervised environment.

Visit our Event page to find out the days and times each location is offering a Parent’s Night Out!

The Y, A Great Place to Explore, Learn and Grow!

The Y’s value-based approach to preschool will help your young child develop essential social, physical and intellectual building blocks. Our pre-k program provides developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum designed to support the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth of your children. Children in Y preschool programs are encouraged to use their creativity, develop new skills, work and play with peers, and experience positive adult role models.

Our fully state licensed Preschool Child Care programs provide excellent care for children, in a nurturing environment. The pre-k curriculum at our early childhood learning centers are designed to offer enrichment child care, catering to families that value education. We provide an engaging pre-kindergarten environment for your child to explore activities in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, technology, healthy habits & social development.

Early Learning Readiness Video

 

Preschool | Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Y is here to help your child develop essential social, physical and intellectual building blocks.

Our preschool is a Reggio inspired environment where we believe children learn best through play, in a home-like environment. Many full and part day options are available depending on your needs. We welcome children 2 years old through 5 years old. Sign up today at the YMCA front Desk!

  • Arizona early learning standards
  • FTF Quality First Scholarships & Financial Assistance available
  • DES accepted
  • Snacks provided Morning & Afternoon
  • Play Based Curriculum
  • Enrichment Classes included

Early Learning Program (Full Day)

Days: Monday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)

Times: 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

For more information, contact us today.

Preschool | Flagstaff Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them.

At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.

At the Y, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Preschool (Full Day and Part Day)

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Classes:

  • Class 1- 12 Months Old and Walking Up to 2 Years
  • Class 2- 2 Years (and/or Potty Training)
  • Class 3- 3 Years Old  (Completely Potty Trained)
  • Class 4- 4-5 Years Old Going Off to Kindergarten (Completely Potty Trained)

For more information, contact us today. Our preschool is located at 1001 N. Turquoise Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Stop on by and check us out!

Out of School Legacy Foundation Chris-Town

The Valley of the Sun YMCA offers child care through well-balanced programs that fit the needs of children according to their ages as well as their physical, educational and social growth.

Children are natural learners. Requirements for optimal growth are: a good self image, a stimulating environment, direct experience with objects and people, the opportunity to make changes and loving, caring, caregivers. The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA branch provides all of these things plus much more.

We have carefully designed every activity in our Preschool Program to expand every child’s imagination and encourage lifelong, positive values. We offer both half-day and full-day programs at the Y, which foster the development of your child as a whole and include activities that are well balanced with recreational, educational, character development and enrichment activities!

Early Learning Program (Full Day)

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Programs:

  • 2 & 3 Year Olds (Must Be Completely Potty Trained)
  • 4 & 5 Year Olds

Part-week options are available.

For more information, contact us today.

The Valley of the Sun YMCA’s Before and After School programs focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

 

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The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA’s After School program is fully state licensed and focused on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our after school program serves children ages 5-11 in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

Our program follows a monthly lesson plan including homework help, gym time, group games, art, circuit training, guest speakers and more! We follow HEPA standards, giving kids healthy food and plenty of physical activity every day!

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Packet

 

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The Chandler/Gilbert YMCA’s Before and After School programs are fully state licensed and focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Packet

 

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The Copper Basin Family YMCA’s After School program is fully state licensed and focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Form

 

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The Desert Foothills Family YMCA’s Before and After School programs focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

For more information, contact us today!

Elementary School:
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Teen After School:
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18 Adventures Afterschool

Our Adventure after school programs give youth a safe space to learn, play and thrive once the school bell rings. These drop-in based programs offer a variety of ways your child can engage in YMCA programs in a safe and engaging environment. These programs are not licensed by the state of Arizona and operate under AZ Revised Statute 36-884.6.

Our after school programs serve children ages 5-12 in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

Our program follows a monthly lesson plan including homework assistance, STEM activities, group games and sports, art education, guest speakers and more! We follow HEPA standards, providing all kids a daily balanced snack and plenty of physical activity every day!

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Packet
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The Glendale/Peoria YMCA’s Before and After School programs are fully state licensed and focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development. For more information, contact us today!

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Packet

 

18 Adventures Afterschool

The Legacy Foundation Chris-Town After School Program is focused on  safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement. 

Our after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

For more information, contact us today!

 

Legacy Foundation Chris-Town After School Program

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18 Adventures Afterschool

Our Adventure after school programs give youth a safe space to learn, play and thrive once the school bell rings. These drop-in based programs offer a variety of ways your child can engage in YMCA programs in a safe and engaging environment. These programs are not licensed by the state of Arizona and operate under AZ Revised Statute 36-884.6.

Our after school programs serve children ages 5-12 in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

Our program follows a monthly lesson plan including homework assistance, STEM activities, group games and sports, art education, guest speakers and more! We follow HEPA standards, providing all kids a daily balanced snack and plenty of physical activity every day!

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Packet
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The Northwest Valley Family YMCA offers After School Transportation.

 

The Northwest Valley Family YMCA provides bus service for school-age youth from local schools to the YMCA branch after school dismissal. The Y offers a safe and fun place for your child to participate in a variety of activities. This includes “The Club,” a free drop-in program for Y Family members that offers a homework area, fitness programs, enriching activities, and more!

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Packet

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After School Fun

We serve grades Kindergarten-6th grade in a safe and engaging environment, Our Adventure school aged  program helps kids with their homework and any assistance or guidance that they may need. For more information, contact us today!

Closed major holidays and select in-service days.

Activities Include:

  • Homework Help
  • Character Development
  • Healthy Lifestyle & Fitness
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Science Experiments

Holiday Camps are Available.

For more information, contact us today!

Ross Farnsworth East Valley After School Program:

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Liberty Arts Academy:

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Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark:

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Licensed Childcare.1

The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA’s Before and After School programs are fully state licensed and focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our before and after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

For more information, contact us today!

Elementary Children:
Download Registration Packet

Teen After School:
Download Registration Packet

 

 

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The Southwest Valley Family YMCA’s After School program (located in Goodyear, Arizona) is fully state licensed and focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Packet
Licensed Childcare.1

Before and After School programs are fully state licensed and focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our before and after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

Our program follows a monthly lesson plan including homework help, gym time, group games, art, circuit training, guest speakers and more! We follow HEPA standards giving kids healthy food and plenty physical activity everyday! Learn more about HEPA.

For more information, contact us today!

Download Registration Packet

 

Licensed Childcare.1

The YMCA’s Before and After School programs are fully state licensed and focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement.

Our after school program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers in a safe, secure environment. Our curriculum appeals to kids while at the same time teaches confidence, encourages self-expression, and enriches social development.

For more information, contact us today!

Yuma Before and After School Care:
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Somerton After School Adventures:
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