When you cannot be with your young child throughout the day, you want the next best thing.

The YMCA Early Childhood Education & Learning Centers partner with parents to grow happy children, ages six weeks to five years.

While we cannot replace a parent, our trusted staff takes pride in your child's discoveries. Daily plans are designed to boost development, while schedules provide consistency and foster great achievements.

How to Register for Child Care

Step 1: View our available Early Learning locations below.

Step 2: Send an inquiry by clicking here
OR call or visit your local YMCA that is offering this program option during our enrollment hours, 8am-5pm, Monday–Friday. Space is limited, registrations will be first come, first serve. Families will complete an online childcare packet, sign a letter of understanding and an ODJFS Health Form for each program cycle. Additional ODJFS forms will be needed for children with any special accommodations or medication to be administered. Enrollment status is confirmed by the childcare program director or registrar.

Step 3: We will be in touch within 24 hours and provide you with details regarding our Child Care programs.

Request for Information

Sign up for YMCA Child Care!

Quality Child Care, you can count on! Open to ages 6 weeks­–12 years. 41 locations to choose from!

The YMCA Early Childhood Education & Learning Centers are provided at several convenient, close-to-home locations throughout Dayton, please click the link for further information:


Early childhood education and learning programs make sure that children learn the skills needed to be successful in school. Our centers provide a warm, caring and fun environment that stimulates their natural curiosity and encourages personal expression. Children develop communication, reasoning and problem-solving skills through play, interaction with other children, and exploration of their environment. Early childhood education and learning programs help children grow physically, and mentally, while emphasizing and modeling the character development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.


To request detailed information on one of our childcare programs click here to fill out the required information and one of our staff members will contact you within 24 business hours.