When you cannot be with your infant or toddler 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: Choose you location below and click on the "PRE-REGISTER TODAY!" button
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. After filling out the pre-registration of interest for a childcare location, childcare staff will follow up with families. To be enrolled in the program, families must complete a paper registration 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.

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:

YMCA Early Learning Center Locations


YMCA Early Learning is available at the following locations in Dayton:

• St. Anthony's Church

Click on your location for contact information.


YMCA Early Learning is available at the following locations in Kettering:

•  Lifepointe Church

Click on your location for contact information.

New Bremen

YMCA Early Learning is available at the following locations in New Bremen: 

• New Bremen Learning Center

Click on your location for contact 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.



In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.