For over 145 years, we have brought families together—nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Consider us your partners for healthy, happy, and strong kids—at whatever stage your family is in.

YMCA membership is not required to participate in any of our educational programs for kids.


Ages Served

Y programs are for children ages six weeks through eighth grade. Get details on the areas of focus, a typical day and available programs for infants, toddlers and school-age children.

Full-day Child Care

Eight metro Early Childhood Learning Centers provide full-day, year-round daycare options for children ages six weeks to five years.

Part-day Preschool

Three area Preschools prepare kids two to five years old for school with part-day readiness programs during the school year.

School Age Care

Our partnerships with local school districts offer before- and after-school care and school-release day options for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade at dozens of locations across the Twin Cities.

Summer Programs

For the summer, children in preschool through eighth grade can enjoy a variety of enrichment programs.