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Child Care

For Youth Development

At the Y, we recognize that successful youth development requires a holistic approach focused on achieving certain social-emotional, cognitive and physical milestones. Youth need positive adult and peer role models, and they need to feel physically and emotionally safe to thrive. We put caring people in children’s lives and nurture them along their journey to adulthood, so they can become active, thriving and contributing members of society.

Kids' Corner

Kids’ Corner is a free member benefit for West Suburban YMCA Household Members, which allows drop-in childcare for children between the ages of 2 years and 11 years old while you work out at the Y.

Preschool Center for Youth Development

The West Suburban YMCA's Preschool Center for Youth Development is an EEC Licensed program that offers children between the ages of 2 years 9 months ‒ 5 years a warm, welcoming environment to learn and grow.

Out of School Time (OST)

Out of School Time (OST) is the West Suburban YMCA's afterschool program for children in grades K-8. OST offers a dynamic and well-rounded program that provides time for academic support, physical activities and games, free swim, and enrichment and more.

School Vacation Programs

School's out, fun is in! Bring your kids to the Y for school holidays and vacation weeks! We offer 2 options for vacation programs: A traditional mix of fun activities run by our Out of School Time staff and an action-packed, sports-centric program run by the Y's Sports Department.

Kid's Night Out

We offer monthly Kid's Night Out programs. Bring your children (grades K-8) for a fun night with your Y friends.

Teen Center

The Teen Center at the West Suburban YMCA offers a safe space for teens to connect with the YMCA community. Located in the basement-level Recreation Room, the Teen Center offers weekly programs as well as special events that are designed specifically for our youth members between the ages of 13-17.

Protecting Children in Our Care

Our Commitment to Child Protection & Safety We are proud and respectful of the trust parents place in our YMCA. A safe environment for children combined with quality programming is an important part of our focus on youth development. Our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are part of everything we do. We place great value on providing the most child-safe environment possible and creating an atmosphere where children can grow and thrive.

Birthday Parties

Come party at the YMCA!

Leave the planning to us! Play the sport of your choice with your friends and have the best sports party ever!