Child Development

Because . . .

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We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. Because of the Y community, kids are taking more interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, kids learn their ABC’s, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship, and most importantly, learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

YMCA Members save on Child Care – Join the Y today!

 

PRESCHOOL CHILD DEVELOPMENT

YMCA Preschool fosters growth and development in young children and provides a responsive environment where preschool-age children learn through hands-on experiences. The Centers operate a full-day, year-round program. A typical day offers playground fun, arts & crafts, classroom instruction, storytelling, and nap time. More…

The Peninsula has three full-day child development centers. 

The R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA Child Development Center is located in the YMCA located in Williamsburg.

The YMCA Wiley Child Development Center is located across the street from the Northern Neck Family YMCA in Kilmarnock.

Our Tom & Ann Hunnicutt Family YMCA in Newport News is the home of another full-time Child Development Center.

Richmond County Family YMCA in Warsaw, Virginia

YOUTH AND CHILD CARE

YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas is offering a full-day learning enrichment program to support students who have a virtual or hybrid learning model this fall. We recognize the need for the continued support of our youth’s academic success while navigating the current learning landscape. More…

CHILD WATCH & YOUTH WATCH

With your family membership at the YMCA, you are entitled to free Child Watch (ages 6 weeks to 5 years) and Youth Watch (ages 6 to 12 years) services while you are at the Y participating in our programs. Our qualified staff and volunteers provide a safe and fun atmosphere for your child with age-appropriate toys, games and activities, and even homework time for school-aged kids. Parents are required to sign the child in/out and to fill out an information form to be kept on file. More…

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.