Children Learn through

Play is as equally important to a
child's brain development as
‘academic’ based programs. All of our
Child Care services instill character
values, teach social skills and
encourage play.

The Power of Play

  • Self-regulation: ability to focus attention & control behavior
  • Social Skills: learn to take turns, share & cooperate
  • Health: develops strength, coordination & emotional health
  • New Skills: builds a child's self-esteem
  • Problem Solving: with materials & people
  • Imagination: learn to think flexibly & explore options

Did You Know?

The Akron Area YMCA is the largest provider of non-governmental child care in the community with seven full-time Early Care and Education Centers and more than 30 before and after school sites. Our state-licensed staff supports our mission to put Christian principals into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all and instill the YMCA character traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith into all children at our Child Care programs.

Child Care for Job Interviews
We are proud to offer Child Care to parents with scheduled job interviews.

This program can be used a maximum of 2.5 hours, per interview, up to 10 hours a month.

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2014 Annual Campaign
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Fall II Program Session
Fall II Session 2014
Sunday, November 2 – Saturday, December 20

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.