547 Wheeler St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
St. Paul Midway YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center offers full-day care for infants and toddlers, as well as full-day preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. On-site amenities include a swimming pool with water safety lessons, a library, an outdoor garden and playground.
Every family deserves quality care to thrive. We offer competitive tuition rates and registration fees. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact us at (651) 259-6192 to schedule a visit and discuss weekly tuition rates.
Meet the Director
Early Childhood Learning Center Program Director
Jerelyn graduated from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities in Family Social Science with a minor in Relationships, Diversity and Family Violence Prevention. She joined YMCA in October of 2016 as a child care program director. Before the YMCA, she worked with youth in early childhood and families in emergency shelter and residential treatment programs in the Twin Cities.
Her favorite moments at St. Paul Midway ECLC is hearing laughter, watching children learn new things, making connections with families and developing her staff.
Curriculum & Philosophy
We use the Creative Curriculum® to develop age-appropriate experiences that foster joyful learning. For each child, we address individual needs, build skills for success and incorporate STEM activities. Pairing our curriculum with the YMCA Healthy Kids Initiative, we also provide exposure to healthy eating, nutrition and physical activity for children and their families.
- Outdoor garden
- Swimming pool
Learning at St. Paul Midway YMCA Day Care and Preschool programs lets your child grow through play, build relationships and gain confidence for kindergarten and beyond.
- Kids’ Fitness
- Language–American Sign
- Music and Movement
- Water Play and Safety
Providing a safe, secure and predictable environment is a top priority for every YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center. For more information about our policies go to:
Parent Referral Program
If you love your Early Childhood Learning experience, spread the word and get rewarded!
It’s easy to make a referral. Pass on the referred parent’s name, along with some basic information about the family to your program director.
- Complete the parent referral form and give it to your program director.
- After the new family has enrolled at any of our Early Childhood Learning Center locations and stayed for at least four weeks, you’ll receive a week’s free tuition for your oldest child.
- You can refer as many families as you’d like to earn more. Every time a child is enrolled as a result of your recommendation, you’ll get a week’s free tuition.