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- and Part-Time Child Care
Year-round child care is provided at YWCA on 1201 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington. YWCA full-Time Child Care designs activities to nurture the children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development. Children learn through play activities and centers, using The Creative Curriculum®. All programs are licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. All ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds are welcome.

Before & After School 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.

YWCA Summer Camp
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 offers a 10% discount to the following organizations/groups:
Any military branch (active duty or retired)
Moms of Multiples
State Farm
OSF HealthCare
Westminster Village
To receive the discount a qualified member must live in the household with the child, identification will be required at registration.