DAY CARE, PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE LEARNING CENTERS
The Y provides a safe, affordable, enriching environment for children to learn and grow. The Y provides a variety of child care programs from out-of-school time offerings to remote school days.
The Y’s early learning, child care and out-of-school time offerings are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the support parents and families need and the importance of maintaining a safe, clean environment for children to learn and thrive. At the Y, infants develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and get help with their schoolwork. Learn more about the Y’s offerings below.
Child care also offers programs for youth after school and free programs in the community, like Food and Fun at the Park, and Power Scholars Academy.
4 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS!
The Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA know child care is all about convenience. That is why we are proud to offer 4 locations throughout the Greater Wyoming Valley. One branch each in Wilkes-Barre and Forty Fort and two branches in Pittston. Check out this video showcasing our newest location in Pittston, the YMCA Mericle Center for Early Childhood Education.
CHILD CARE & EDUCATION
GWVA Bullying Prevention
The Greater Wyoming Valley partnered with Clemson University in 2020 to bring the Olwelus Bullying Prevention Program to all of our locations in the Wyoming Valley. Since then the GWVA YMCA has distributed the program to our A.F.T.E.R. program, our Summer O.F.F. program, summer camp programs at Camp Kresge, Esports, Gymnastics, Youth Programming and Swim Team. We will continue our efforts to improve bullying in all of our locations. Click to learn more.
GWVA Child Abuse Statement
As an organization, we have taken the following actions to keep kids safe in our Y facilities, camps and programs and maintain the reputation of safety we have built during our 175-year history. Click to learn more.