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 5 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

Club 5-11 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 Club 5-11 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.

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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 18 months and walking 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

Programs:

  • Owls – Ages 18 Months – 26 Months
  • Desert Fox – Ages 27 Months – 3 Years (and/or Potty Training)
  • Tortoise – 3 Years – Completely Potty Trained
  • Coyotes – Pre-K 4 Years – 5 Years  

For part time and part week options, please contact : ebecker@vosymca.org

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, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. 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)

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Programs:

  • Bumblebee – Up to 12 Months Old
  • Froggies – Ages 13 Months – 2 Years (and/or Potty Training)
  • Monkey – 3 Years Old & Younger (Completely Potty Trained)

For more information, contact us today. Our preschool is located at 1001 N. Turquoise Road  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!

Preschool (Full Day)

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Programs:

  • 3 & 4 Year Olds – Must Be Completely Potty Trained
  • 4 & 5 Year Olds – Must Be Attending Kindergarten in the 2016-17 School Year

Preschool (Part Day)

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Programs:

  • 3 & 4 Year Olds – Must Be Completely Potty Trained
  • 4 & 5 Year Olds – Must Be Attending Kindergarten in the 2016-17 School Year

For more information, contact us today.

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

The Valley of the Sun YMCA offers child care that will help your child reach his/her full potential and develop a love of learning.

The Valley of the Sun YMCA half-day and full-day preschool programs offered at the Yuma Family YMCA are a wonderful place where your child can learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. The programs are operated on an experiential learning philosophy-children learn by doing. The theme-based curriculum includes skill building for kindergarten readiness. We utilize center-based activities to teach our seven core content areas: literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, health habits and social responsibility.

Preschool (Full Day)

Days: Monday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)

Times: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Program: 3 – 5 Year Olds (More than 6 Hours Daily)


Preschool (Part Day)

Days/Times: Before School, After School and Before & After School (See Flyer for More Information)

Program: 3 – 5 Year Olds (Less than 6 Hours Daily)

For more information, contact us today.

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Early Learning Readiness Program

The Y is offering a FREE Early Learning Readiness Program to support parents and their children. The program provides a stimulating environment for ages 0 to 5 years, and helpful education and support for caregivers.

Caring and Learning for Me offers multiple play stations, where caregivers will learn more about how children develop and how they can encourage learning and skill building at home:

Days: Monday/Wednesday

Time: 1pm-3pm

Program: 0-5 Years Old

For more information, contact: Nicole Laws nlaws@vosymca.org 928-317-0522

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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.

 

Before And After School Care | Ahwatukee Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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

Our after school program serves 5 year olds 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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Before And After School Care | Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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.

 

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Before And After School Care | Copper Basin Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Copper Basin Family 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.

 

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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.

 

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Before And After School Care | Flagstaff Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Flagstaff 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!

Before And After School Care | Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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!

 

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Afterschool

THE LEGACY FOUNDATION CHRIS-TOWN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE  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!

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Before And After School Care | Northwest Valley Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

THE NORTHWEST VALLEY FAMILY 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!

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Before And After School Care | Ross Farnsworth East Valley Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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.

 

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Before And After School Care | Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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 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!

 

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Before And After School Care | Southwest Valley Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Southwest Valley Family YMCA’s Before and After School programs (located in Goodyear, Arizona) 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!

 

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Before And After School Care | Tempe Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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.

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.

 

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Before And After School Care | Yuma Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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.

 

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School Breaks & Out of School Days

Throughout the school year, there are many occasions when schools close – holidays and school breaks. Fall break, winter break and spring break: We’ve got you covered. At the YMCA, we realize the importance of providing a safe environment for your student during these times. These are fun-filled days at the YMCA that include art projects, games, and swimming.

Contact us for more information or click on the branch name below for more information.

 

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WHILE AT WORK, ALL PARENTS WANT TO KNOW THAT THEIR KIDS ARE SAFE, SECURE AND HAPPY.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

We would love to have your child join us for a winter break camp they won’t forget! 

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While at work, all parents want to know that their kids are safe, secure and happy.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

We would love to have your child join us for a winter break camp they won’t forget! 

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Before And After School Care | Tempe Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

While at work, all parents want to know that their kids are safe, secure and happy.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

Our winter break camp features outside fun, field trips and much, much more!

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out of school

While at work, all parents want to know that their kids are safe, secure and happy.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

We would love to have your child join us for a winter break camp they won’t forget! 

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While at work, all parents want to know that their kids are safe, secure and happy.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and fall break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our fall break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

We would love to have your child join us for a fall break camp they won’t forget! 

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Out of School Legacy Foundation Chris-Town

WHILE AT WORK, ALL PARENTS WANT TO KNOW THAT THEIR KIDS ARE SAFE, SECURE AND HAPPY.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

We would love to have your child join us for a winter break camp they won’t forget! 

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Out of School Legacy Foundation Chris-Town

While at work, all parents want to know that their kids are safe, secure and happy.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

We would love to have your child join us for a winter break camp they won’t forget! 

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Youth Fitness |Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Let your child enjoy their break from school, while staying engaged in a safe and enriching environment.

The Y offers out-of-school days and fall break adventure programs! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our fall break programs. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities, presentations, and more!

*YMCA scholarships available to qualified families

For more information please contact Eli Morin 602-212-5172 or at emorin@vosymca.org

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Afterschool

While at work, all parents want to know that their kids are safe, secure and happy.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

We would love to have your child join us for a winter break camp they won’t forget! 

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Dance Mix | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Our adventure-filled days will be packed with lots of fun. They will include themed activities and events to keep your child busy and engaged.

The Y offers out-of-school days and winter break adventure programs! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break programs. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

Our highly skilled staff always has the safety and happiness of your child as their top priority, and incorporates the core values of the YMCA- Honesty, Respect, Caring and Responsibility-into every activity.

**This program is not, licensed by the state of Arizona

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Fitness | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

While at work, all parents want to know that their kids are safe, secure and happy.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and fall break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our fall break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

Our fall breaks are full of fun in the beautiful Arizona weather. From hikes at local parks to museums and adventures, we help youth enjoy this wonderful season of the year during their days out of school!

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

While at work, all parents want to know that their kids are safe, secure and happy.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

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Parents love that we have caring, well-trained staff, provide healthy snacks and do all the activities their children deserve.

The Y offers camp during out-of-school days and winter break! This is the perfect time of year for your child to get out and enjoy outdoor activities with our winter break camps. Your child will enjoy their days off from school with outdoor field trips, group games, STEM projects, special activities and presentations, and more!

We are DES-approved and financial aid is available.

Stop by our Welcome Center to register or call 602-212-6057 for more information.

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Before And After School Care | Yuma Family YMCA | Programs & Activities | Child Care | Valley of the Sun YMCA

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.

 

Download Registration Packet