Early Education and Care

Creating Brighter Futures
YWCA’s Worcester and Westborough Childcare Centers serve children ages 1 month to 5 years. Our programs are designed to spark each child’s natural curiosity and encourage age-appropriate learning.

Infant Program
YWCA’s Infant Program is for children 1 month to 15 months old. The focus of our Infant Program is on language, motor and social development. Our childcare staff caters to each infant’s individual schedule.

Toddler Program
YWCA’s Toddler Program is for children 15 months to 2.9 years. The focus of our Toddler Program is on socialization (sharing, taking turns and following directions); language development (conversational skills and vocabulary development); large motor skills (balancing and coordination); small motor skills (puzzles and beads) and creative arts (pasting, clay, collage and painting).

Preschool Program
YWCA’s full-day Preschool Programs are for children 2.9 to 5 years old. Emphasis is on sensory development, motor activities, language development, socialization, creative arts, reading readiness and math concepts. Activities centered around gym, cooking and library activities are also offered. Includes weekly Red Cross swimming lessons (Worcester only).

Pre-Kindergarten Program
Designed for children 4 to 5 years old, our Pre-K program focuses on small-group learning and kindergarten readiness. Emphasis is on developing personal interests, reading, writing and group discussion. Also includes activities structured around phonetic awareness, rhyming, sorting, creative arts and STEM. Includes weekly Red Cross swimming lessons (Worcester only).

Contact: childcare@ywcacm.org , 508-767-2505.