GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

FULL DAY CHILD CARE PROGRAMS (2 WEEKS - PRE-K)

Children absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. The Greater Wichita YMCA believes the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That is why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of young children. Our ELC and CDC sites ensure:

  • Babies develop bonds of trust and a greater sense of security
  • Toddler’s language skills blossom and independence grows
  • Preschoolers develop critical social- and cognitive skills

Children served in our ELC and CDC environments become school-ready - academically and socially. More importantly, the children we care for learn how to be their best selves. When combined we see better students today and contributing, engaged adults tomorrow.

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EARLY LEARNING CENTERS (ELC)

Full-day child care services—for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers—Monday through Friday from 6:30AM-6PM year-round (beside staff training and development days and major holidays). ELCs offer:

  • Full-time child care services at Greater Wichita YMCA branch locations including Dr. Jim Farha Andover (Andover), East, and Richard A. DeVore South (South).
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks to participants each day
  • Curriculum and assessments aligned with Kansas Early Learning Standards at all sites and Kansas State PreK Programs at East and South
  • Opportunities to participate in Greater Wichita YMCA swimming, gymnastics, and dance programs (varies by location and availability)
  • Financial support including income-based financial assistance for those who qualify, Early Childhood Block Grant, United Way, and PreK funding for eligible families available. DCF funding accepted
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (CDC)

Full-day child care services—for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers—Monday through Friday from 7AM-5PM when Wichita Public Schools / USD 259 are in-session and, based on need, during in-service and non-teaching duty days. CDCs offer:

  • Full- and part-time child care services, based on enrollment, at select Wichita Public High Schools (East, Heights, North, Northwest, South, Southeast, and West)
  • Enrollment is prioritized and includes consideration of age and developmental stages
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks – provided through USD 259’s Child and Adult Food Care Program – daily
  • Kansas Early Learning Standards-aligned curriculum and assessments
  • Financial support including income-based financial aid and scholarships (through generous YMCA donors), and United Way funding available for qualifying children. DCF funding accepted

ADDITIONAL / PARTIAL-DAY CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

In addition to our full day programs, we offer elementary school students licensed, before- and after-school care and day camps for scheduled school closures.

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The Greater Wichita YMCA offers myriad Child Care options and hundreds of other offerings to support pursuit of a health spirit, mind, and body including:

GREATER WICHITA YMCA Events

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