Child Care 

With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework.  Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Infant and toddler care, before & after school care and full- and half-day preschool programs are held at Vandenboom Child Development & Activity Center (1175 Erie Ave, Marquette).

Call 906.273.1121 for more information.

Rates and Hours
Preschool Curriculum includes: Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Technology, Healthy Habits and Social, Moral & Spiritual Development
School Age Curriculum includes: Arts & Humanity, Character Development, Health, Wellness & Fitness, Homework, Literacy, Science & Technology, Service Learning and Social Competence & Conflict Resolution

  • In 2011 The YMCA Early Childhood and Preschool Program became NAEYC Accredited. The YMCA Early Childhood and Preschool Program is among the top 4% of early childhood programs in Michigan to be Accredited and is the only accredited early childhood program in Marquette County.
  • Our Child Care program was recognized by the Great Start Collaborative with a SAGE (Setting A Great Example) award in 2009.
    NAEYC Accreditation
    The YMCA Child Development Center became NAEYC Accredited in the fall of 2011.