Need-based scholarships offer quality child care to all


Studies show that early childhood is a key time for social and cognitive development. Eighty percent of a child’s brain is developed by the time they are three years old.

During these first years of life, children develop language, social and problem-solving skills. To offer positive experiences during this crucial time of development, the Y offers Child Care and Preschool to kids ages six weeks to five years.

The Y provides a safe and nurturing environment that allows kids to develop key skills at their own pace—through play-based learning and with the guidance of caring adults.

All kids deserve a chance to succeed—no matter their background or family income. That’s why need-based scholarships are available to cover the cost of tuition for Child Care. Find out how it works and download an application.

These scholarships are made possible through generous donations from organizations and individuals. By donating to the Y, you can help to ensure that quality early childhood learning is affordable for all, including people like: