Making a Difference in Youth Development


Click on a Link Below Regarding Specific Childcare Programs:

Infant / Toddler / Pre-School  (Ages 6 Weeks - 5 Years Old)
Kindergarten Age  (Age 5 by September 1st)
Before and After School  (1st Grade to 15 Years Old)

The YMCA of Pawtucket provides early childhood education and before and after school care for children as young as six weeks to youth through age 15. Our 15 sites, strategicaly located throughout Rhode Island, are licensed by the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and our Preschool programs are approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education.

All of our programs feature:
• Safe and accessible, age appropriate environments that promote active learning.
• Professional level directors, childcare counselors, teacher assistants and classroom aides are all required to complete 20 hours of training each year.

Affordable fees include:
• Sibling discounts
• Discounted rates with a Family or Youth Membership
• Y Financial Aid
• Department of Human Services subsidies
• Access to Y activities such as swimming, youth sports, and specialty programs
• Convenient hours - most sites are open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
• Care offered year round includes some centers that remain open except for extreme emergencies!
• School Vacation Week camps that include swimming, field trips and entertainers