The YMCA’s Pittsfield Branch childcare is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care for children 1 month to pre-kindergarten. NAEYC is a national, voluntary accreditation system that sets high standards for early childhood education programs. Programs include: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten programs. Snack is provided in the morning and afternoon. Full-time and half-time slots are available, with a two-day minimum requirement.
We offer financial scholarships to those who qualify and accept vouchers.
FREE YOUTH MEMBERSHIP!
Children enrolled in our accredited childcare receive a free youth membership to the Y. Register your child for swim lessons or sports at the member rate!
The infant room was created for our youngest and most treasured little ones. This is an environment that is designed for babies between the ages of 1 month to 15 months old and is licensed for 7 infants with 2 trained childcare providers. The room possesses a lovely arrangement of childhood toys, accessories, as well as 7 classical cribs.
The toddler room is available for children from the age of 15 months to 2 years and 9 months. This space is available for up to 18 toddlers and staffed with 5 qualified teachers.
The two preschool rooms include the transitional classroom and 3-year-old classroom. The transitional classroom includes children who are 2 years 9 months to 3 years old. Children in this room are in the process of toilet training. The space is licensed for 12 children with a staff of 2 teachers. The 3-year-old classroom is designed for children to learn through hands on activities. Preschool children take part in weekly half-hour swimming lessons as part of their tuition.
The pre-kindergarten program is licensed for 18 children with a staff of 2 teachers. This program is designed for children prior to the year they enter kindergarten. The room is designed for a variety of interest centers. Emphasis is put on kindergarten readiness skills. The curriculum emphasizes pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skills.