Child Care Services

In our child care program, kids learn their ABC’s, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship and, most importantly, learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for a child’s quality of life. If you’re looking for a safe, nurturing environment for your children to learn, grow and develop social skills, we have four programs, for kids aged 6-weeks to 12-years, to meet your family’s needs.

  • Child Care
    Our child care is designed so that all children can explore, play, create and develop social skills while enjoying the stimulation of new people and experiences. Our program’s environment allows children free and creative interaction. Teachers provide a warm, caring atmosphere for play and socialization while encouraging new skills and a positive self-image which provide the framework for the development of cognitive, motor, social, language, and self-help skills.
  • Preschool
    YMCA Preschool builds on children’s natural desire to learn new things and become more self-reliant. Getting along with other children, sharing, taking turns, and working in a group are a natural part of playing games or learning a new craft. Children will also develop a readiness for kindergarten through a challenging curriculum and a variety of activities, including swim & tumbling classes.
    Preschool is open to children ages 3 - 5 years of age. Parents may sign their child(ren) up for 3, 4, or 5 days per week. The YMCA offers a free family membership to the family of any preschool child registered to attend 4 or more days per week.
  • School Age Child Care
    We offer working parents quality care for their school age children before and after school, as well as throughout the summer. During the school year students will enjoy mornings and/or afternoons with friends in a structured environment that provides snacks, homework assistance, and activities. We also offer care for scheduled school delays, days off, plus a variety of programs to keep kids growing and learning throughout the summer. For more information about our Out of School Time Learning Lab & Y Care please click HERE
  • Summer Programs
    With a variety of options to choose from, children will have the summer of their lives as they experience diverse weekly themes, exciting special events, and weekly field trips.

Hours & Accreditation

Our hours of operation are from 6:30 AM - 6PM, Monday through Friday.  Our child care facility is accredited by Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning Keystone Stars facility

Rates & Fees

Child Care & Preschool Rates beginning March 1, 2019

Registration Fee: $35 for one child, or $45 for two or more children. REGISTER TODAY AND WE'LL WAIVE YOUR REGISTRATION FEE! CALL FOR DETAILS: 724-658-4766 EXT. 23.

Supply Fee: $20 per child, due at registration. This fee covers all of the supplies your child will need during the year.

Family Benefits

  • There is a 10% savings available to families with multiple children enrolled.
  • Any families who enroll their child(ren) full-time in the Y’s Child Care program get a YMCA family membership for free.
  • Class Dojo app avaialbe for parents with enrolled children

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available through,
CCIS of Lawrence County
1001 East Washington Street, Suite 3
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: 724.658.8874


Early Learning Resource Center. Families should apply directly with their office at 
139 Reiger Road
Butler, PA 16001
724-285-9431 -or- 1-888-864-1654

Visit Us

Parents and their children are encouraged to tour our child care facility. If interested, contact our Child Development Office Coordinator  (724) 658-4766 ext. 22. 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found Online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. 

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
(3) E-mail:


For Questions regarding your membership contact
Felis Lynd Child Development Center Director
724.658.4766 ext 22