Engage. Learn. Shine.
Our Early Childhood Education programs provide a safe nurturing environment that stimulates your child’s natural curiosity, interactions with other children, guided self-discovery and experiential learning. Our programs are designed to encourage children to develop a love of learning. Each of our Early Childhood locations offer high-quality care for children ages 2-5 (Sun Prairie Early Childhood starts at age 2½). Daily lesson plans are designed to support developmentally appropriate practice utilizing the Creative Curriculum Framework with an emphasis on consistency, learning through play and academic achievement. The Y aims to improve our health and well-being through the use of daily physical activities, meals and snacks that follow Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines. All programs accept Wisconsin Shares and participate in Young Star. The East and West YMCAs accept City of Madison funding.
Full day Age 2
Full day Ages 3-5
4K/4K Wrap Care
If your child is enrolled in one of the Y’s 4K programs (placement and registration is managed by area school districts), and you need child care before and after 4K, we offer wrap care at selected locations through our licensed preschool program. Current 4K sites include: Madison—East & West YMCAs; Sun Prairie—Sun Prairie YMCA; Oregon—Netherwood Knoll; and Verona—Stoner Prairie.
Program Price: $745/month
Discounted Member Price: $695/month