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

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.

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

Programs:

  • Desert Fox – Ages 2 Years – 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 : psberry@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.

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.

 

ELEMENTARY CHILDREN:
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TEEN AFTER SCHOOL :
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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 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!

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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 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!

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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.

 

Download Registration Packet