GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

CHILD CARE

The Greater Wichita YMCA is committed to Youth Development, improving youth literacy and educational success, and ensuring that all children have access to resources and programs that empower them to pursue healthy spirit, mind, and body. To facilitate those pursuits, we are the region's largest provider of Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) licensed Child Care services. In 2018 we, served 1,500 children daily* and over 9,000 total children* with our Child Care programs - and will serve more in 2019.

Our programs are designed to help kids get an early start on learning, self-development, and socialization. In the interest of ensuring access for all - we offer ability-to-pay-based pricing for all licensed child care programs and Financial Assistance for those who qualify.

Looking for Child Care options in Wichita and the surrounding area? Use the tiles below to explore our licensed Child Care programs. You'll find:

  • ACCESS - Links to our many programs and offerings - each with their own program details and options - and timing and enrollment steps
  • INFORMATION - Paperwork (PDFs) for all programs including overviews, policies and parent information, and appropriate registration forms

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers KDHE-licensed child care, with certified and trained professionals, to kids - infant through fifth grade - including full day, before- and after-school, and scheduled, day- and week-long "camps" including:

The Child Care and Camp branch of the Greater Wichita YMCA also offers Summer Camp programs. Click HERE for more information.

ACADEMIC INITIATIVES

The Greater Wichita YMCA's also offers academic support to select students through Y SCHOLARS⁠—a partnership with local school districts to mitigate summer learning loss and support reading proficiency by third grade. This five-week program is open to select students in participating schools. For information about the program, contact DEBBIE OGLE by email or phone (316.776.8242).

PARENTAL SUPPORT OPTIONS

While not part of our licensed child care programming, the Greater Wichita YMCA - through its Community Development branch and Youth and Family staff at branch locations - offer additional support to parents who need safe, engaging, fun places for kids including:

* "children daily" statistic is the average, daily participation figure - in 2018 (most recent annual numbers) - across all Child Care and Camp initiatives. "Total children" statistic is the number of unique children served- in 2018 (most recent annual numbers) - by any one of our Child Care and Camp initiatives for at least one, full "session" of a program or initiative (week or month). 

ANOTHER REASON Y

The Greater Wichita YMCA provides child care and hundreds of other options for pursuit of a healthy spirit, mind, and body including:

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