Bright Futures Start Here

At the Y, we believe that quality child care should be available for everyone. We care for more than 1,300 children in licensed child care each year in Dane County. We know that having quality child care is essential to the well-being of children and families. Parents can feel comfortable going to work knowing their children are being cared for in a healthy, loving, safe environment. We provide child care that supports and strengthens families and nurtures the healthy, successful growth and development of each child involved.

We have several different child care settings, each specifically geared to the different stages of child development. We are unique in that we have the opportunity to provide consistent care for children from as early as 2 years all the way through sixth grade. YMCA of Dane County child care prides itself on teaching our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility to children at an early age. Daily, our child care programs encourage healthy habits and incorporate exercise and nutritious food. In addition to the programming in our classrooms, we often utilize other Y facilities such as the gymnasiums and the pool, where children can participate in swimming lessons as part of their day.