YMCA of the Treasure Coast

Childcare and Early Learning

From cradle to career, the Y offers child care programs designed to build skills, friendships and belonging. With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, we provide a safe, nurturing learning environment under the supervision of our qualified, professional staff. All childcare programs promote the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

YMCA of the Treasure Coast offers two primary sources of financial assistance for childcare programs – YMCA’s in-house Community Support Funding (CSF) and School Readiness (SR) funding through the local Early Learning Coalitions (ELC). These sources reduce the tuition cost of Preschool, Afterschool, Summer Camp, and School’s Out Camps – no other childcare programs are eligible for CSF or ELC funding.

Early Childhood Education Programs

YMCA Teddy Bear Academy gives your child the consistent, positive attention they need. We provide care for children from ages 6 weeks in our infant room to 5 years for pre-kindergarten.


The VPK curriculum is an essential preparation for your child’s kindergarten experience and a strong foundation for any child’s future.

This program offers fun, social activities that allow parents to bond with their babies or toddlers (ages 0-4 years old) in a way that’s both fun and educational. 

Out of School Time (OST) Programs

(Kindergarten through 8th grade)

YMCA offers a safe and healthy before and after school experience, with a focus on academic achievement and healthy life choices! Daily homework help, sports, games, arts & craft, and a daily snack ensuring a healthy mind and body!

Available on school holidays and teacher planning days along with Winter Break and Spring Break.

Summer is a time for kids to explore new things and expand the limits of their imagination! At our YMCA Summer Camp your child will create lifelong memories while participating in enriching, age-appropriate, fun activities! 

Informal Childcare Programs

As a benefit for our members, we offer free Child Watch for up to 2 hours per day as you workout or relax in our facility. Children are welcome between the ages of 6 weeks and 8 years. 

A great opportunity for moms and dads (with a family membership) to have a few hours to themselves! Children ages 1 through 8 years can be left our Child Watch program for up to 3 hours while parents runs errands!


Held on Friday Nights (once a month) from 6:30pm-10pm at the Stuart Branch. Drop your kiddos (Kindergarten through 8th grade) off for Swimming, Sports, Movies, and more . . . we’ll even feed them Dinner so you can enjoy a night out!

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