The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for a successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe place to grow. Parents trust the Y’s child care programs to support and nurture their children from infancy through the teen years and help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.

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Preschool

BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES

The Whitaker Family YMCA's preschool program provides a developmentally appropriate Creative Curriculum designed to support the cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth of children. Within a safe and nurturing environment, children are encouraged to use their creativity, learn new skills and play with peers.

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Crayon Club

Nurturing Every Child's Potential

Quality care is key in your child's development. The YMCA Crayon Club achieves this through personal attention focused on:

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Parents Night Out

Enjoy a night out while your kids have a night in with friends at the Y

Activities include crafts and games, Y activities such as swimming, gym time and a movie. Bring your child(ren) to the Y on Parents Night Out – you’ll enjoy a few hours away and your kids will have a blast participating in age-appropriate themed activities.

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Out of School Days

NO SCHOOL? NO PROBLEM!

When school's out, the Y is in!

During the school year, there are many occasions for schools to close, such as parent/teacher conference days, single day holidays and longer holiday breaks. On these days, the YMCA offers full-day out of school time child care. 

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Before & After School

CONNECT. BELONG. ACHIEVE.

The YMCA of Central Kentucky’s Before & After School program provides youth with a safe place to go before and after the bell. More importantly, it helps youth realize who they are and what they can achieve. The balanced program supports academic achievement, fosters health and wellness and instills positive social-emotional skills through:

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