Childcare

Childcare & Early Education

The Early Child Curriculum is centered around Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum is an educational component with lesson plans which support each child’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and language development.  We deeply value and implement the philosophy of “Learning Through Play” in each of our classroom environments.

Infant/Toddler Care/Tykes

A warm, safe, and caring environment is provided that encourages your child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Parents supply diapers and meals.

Ages Birth – 2½
Mon – Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm
Contact Wendy Plewa at wplewa@ymcabaycity.org

Explorers

A warm, safe, and caring environment is provided which encourages your child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Children must be potty trained. Snacks are included and we ask that parents supply a lunch.

Ages 2½ – 4
Mon – Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm
Contact Wendy Plewa at wplewa@ymcabaycity.org

Early Preschool

Our Early Preschool program encourages social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development in each and every child.  We use Creative Curriculum to provide the best foundation for growth. Creative Curriculum is an educational component with lesson plans which support each child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and language development. Children must be potty trained. Daily snacks are included.

Mon – Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm
Contact Wendy Plewa at wplewa@ymcabaycity.org

Preschool

Our Preschool classroom is a fun, developmentally appropriate, exciting, safe, loving, and healthy learning environment for our older preschool children.  We use Creative Curriculum to provide the best foundation for growth. The children learn through play and have the freedom to explore and excel, at a level that is appropriate and comfortable for each individual child. Daily snacks are included.

Mon – Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm
Contact Wendy Plewa at wplewa@ymcabaycity.org

Snow Days at the Y

When school is canceled due to inclement weather, the Y has a place
for your children. Parents can relax and the kids can enjoy snow days off from school by participating in fun activities here at the Y. Games, arts and crafts, gym and pool are available! Please send a sack lunch and/or snack, swimsuit, and towel. Ages 6 – 12 yrs.

$150 (One time fee when registered by November 12th)
Y-Member $30 per day
Prospective Member $35 per day

Non-School Days & Holiday Breaks

When school is closed for teacher in-service days or Holiday breaks, kids can enjoy the day here at the Y and parents can feel comfortable that their children have a fun way to spend their day. Bring your swimsuit and a sack lunch and/or snack. Must pre-register and pre-pay at the Member Service Desk for this program. School-aged children.

Y-Member $30 per day
Prospective Member $35 per day

Early childhood education links and resources

http://greatstarttoquality.org

http://www.baisd.net

http://www.michigan.gov/mde