To Not Only Watch But Care For Children

We know that in order for children to bloom they must first have strong, healthy roots. 
At the Y, we're dedicated to doing all that we can to help your child grow to his or her full potential.
We provide the perfect blend of fun, play, and education that's sure to enrich your child's day -- and give you the peace-of-mind in knowing that your family is safe, well and happy.

A Focus on Quality

All of our Early Care Centers are highly rated from the stringent State of Ohio "Step up to Quality" standards.  Our professional staff continually works to keep up-to-date with all state educational requirements, assuring that every child in our care is surrounded by a nurturing environment with an emphasis on safety, security and parent peace-of-mind.  

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Infant and Toddlers

When you're ready to go back to work, we're ready to help.  The staff working in our Infant and Toddler areas are "baby" people.  They enjoy giving cuddles and rocking little bundles, caring for the continuous feeding, changing, and personal care for your precious little ones so you can attend to life's other responsibilities.


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Preparing a child to have the emotional and educational balance to transition into the kindergarten classroom is paramount to the Y Early Care & Education curriculum.  As their time with us is often the first step in being with other children and non-family members, we work to teach sharing, caring, taking turns and learning every day.

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Before and After School Enrichment

By providing them with homework assistance, healthy snacks, and activities that encourage learning and positive interaction, your child will have a foundation for lifelong success built on the character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

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Summer Day Camp

The fun and learning continues all summer.  Locations in Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Firestone Park, Green and Wadsworth offer all day themed weeks to keep your school-aged children occupied and motivated.    

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There's Something Special about Y Child Care

From those who work in our programs to the the families we've served, year after year -- There is a sense of pride, comfort and community shared with our Y childcare families.  Be part of US. 

Growing with Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration takes place at each individual child care center. You are encouraged to take a tour of the center, meet the staff and see if the location meets the needs of your family. During the tour, the Director will give you a registration packet to complete.

Unless otherwise communicated to our parents, Child Care centers will close to observe the following holidays; Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and  Christmas. Centers close by 1 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The cost of our child care is the same for all of our centers. Currently our rates are $245/week for Infants; $215/week for Toddlers; $205/week for Preschool. Part-time rates and are available.

Our Early Care & Education Centers will accept children as young as 6 weeks old.

All of our Early Care and Education Centers are highly rated (5 stars) from the stringent State of Ohio "Step up to Quality" standards. Our professional staff continually works to keep up-to-date with all state educational requirements, assuring that every child in our care is surrounded by a nurturing environment with an emphasis on safety, parent peace-of-mind and Kindergarten readiness.

Before and After School Enrichment provides high quality programing to children ages Kindergarten-5th grade. With a focus on “Success in School & Life”, children have the support to achieve school benchmarks and life skills after school. Students participate in rotating schedule that incorporates academic learning, homework help, physically fitness.

Our Centers do accept public funding. However, it is up to the family to work with the local Jobs and Family Services location or contact to apply for these services while meeting meet the necessary qualifications. Securing the okay from the State of Ohio needs to be done before applying to the Center, should the public funding benefit be sought for child care.

We want everyone to have the chance to benefit from our Y Child Care. If you wish to use our Sliding Scale, please visit the desired location and bring your recent tax statement or OWF/TANF/SNAP documents/cards and a written letter explaining your need. Our staff can approve a discounted rate. If you do not have your 1040s OWF/TANF/SNAP documents/cards, our director review process may take 2 weeks.

Please know that your fee cannot be totally eliminated and that you must reapply for this benefit every 12 months.