Young Wonders Early Learning and Youth Development
YWCA McLean County is proud to be NAEYC accredited. NAEYC Accreditation of programs for young children represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. NAEYC Accreditation began in 1985, with the goal of providing an accrediting system that would raise the level of early childhood programs. NAEYC accredited programs invest in early childhood education because they believe in the benefits to children and families.
Early childhood experiences—from birth to age 8—have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning and positively contribute to their health and development. Early childhood education programs with the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school.
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Full-Time and Part-Time Child Care
YWCA offers child care for before or after school times with the option for full-day care when schools are closed. Convenience for the parents and activities for the children are key to YWCA School-Age Programs. Kids have many fun choices including recreation and games, arts and crafts, reading, music, homework time. They also have "free time” to pursue their own interests in a safe and comfortable environment.
Kids fill their summer with fun at the YWCA with activities that include science, arts and crafts, cooking projects, games and physical activities, weekly field trips, and swimming.
YWCA Peace Camp
YWCA Prevention and Empowerment Services offers Transition Camp for students entering junior high. Transition Camp is a week long program to help ease students in their transition to junior high. Students learn about self care, social skills, leadership skills, and coping skills along with an anti-bullying curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to create an anti-bullying public service announcement and create strategies to prevent bullying in their schools. Transition Camp is held annually each summer.
Have our professional, qualified Young Wonders teachers come to your home and provide in-home teaching to your children! Our teachers will help with socialization without bringing your child to a child care center, bring enriched curriculum to help your child excel in your home, provide assessments on readiness for Kindergarten, bring learn-by-play activities to your home, and much more!
YWCA offers a 10% discount to the following organizations/groups:
To receive the discount, qualified member must live in the household with the child, identification will be required at registration.
Breakfast and/or Snack Menu
Toddlers and Twos
(week of June 5 to week of July 3
Preschool Hershey Road
(week of June 5 to week of July 3)
(week of May 22 to week of June 19)
(week of June 12 to week of July 10)
week of June 12 to week of July 10)
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The Child Care Resource and Referral Network administers the Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program. The child care assistance program serves all working families with incomes that meet the income guidelines and/or that are in an approved education or training program. Families can get help paying for child care services if a child (children) is under age 13.
For assistance, please contact the Child Resource & Referral Network at 207 W. Jefferson St. Suite 301, Bloomington, IL 61701 or (309) 828-1892.