Child Care Options at the Y
For over 145 years, we have brought families together—nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Consider us your partners for healthy, happy, and strong kids—at whatever stage your family is in.
YMCA membership is not required to participate in any of our educational programs for kids.
Child Watch | Drop-In Childcare while you workout | 6 Weeks - 8 Years
Child Watch is a fantastic program to utilize while you work out! You are limited to three hours per day so take one class or two, the choice is yours! This program serves children 6 weeks-33 months in our Child Watch 1 room, and children 33 months to 8 years of age in our Child Watch 2 space.
Monthly or daily passes are available and a parent/guardian must remain in the building in case of emergencies. Sign up when you arrive to the YMCA at the Membership Desk. Learn more about the program by clicking below!
Hours will Vary!
Email us to reserve a space, have questions, or concerns.
Peach Tree Child Care | Full/Part Time Licensed Child Care Program
33 Months - 5 Years
Peach Tree is a fully licensed child care program that operates right on the main level of our Y. This program serves children 33 months to 5 years of age. Peach Tree has received the highest rating from the state of Minnesota through Parent Aware, receiving four stars. Children will enjoy extra activities like weekly swimming-even an option for swim lessons, trips to the library and much more!
All of our Teachers have an Early Childhood Education degree and are qualified Early Childhood Teachers recognized by the state of Minnesota.
Spaces are limited so if you are in need of care or are anticipating needing care in the future, contact our Child Care Director to take a tour and to get on the waiting list.
Sunshine Corner | Preschool Program
Must be 3 years old by September - 5 years
Sunshine Corner is a unique preschool program designed to prepare students for their adventure into Kindergarten. This program can be utilized right along side of Peach Tree Childcare as well-so during their day, they can also participate in preschool!
Sunshine Corner is located on the sunny corner of the Red Wing Y, students cook up pretend feasts in our small kitchen, paint pictures, and enjoy the sensory table. Spaces are limited in our preschool program-to learn more or to reserve a spot, contact our Child Care Director.
Y School Age Care | Before/After School and Non School Day Care
Kindergarten - Grade 5
When school is out, the Y School Age Child Care Program is in! A variety of activities are geared toward individual interests to keep kids engaged. This program is available during the week for before and after school care-a school bus will drop them right out in front of the Y, so no more worrying whether or not they made it to their location safely!
This program is open for before school care from 6:00 AM to 8:45 AM and again for after school care from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
On non-school days, this program operates from 6:00 AM-6:00 PM.
Kids Power Club | Summer Day Camp
Entering Kindergarten in the Fall - Grade 5
Kids Power Club is for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. This program operates from 6:00 AM-6:00 PM Monday through Friday. The majority of our programming happens from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Kids Power Club will offer your child a feeling of connection as they build relationships with peers and staff. Our action packed days will keep your child busy with gym games, pool time, outside park fun, weekly field trips, STEM activities, climbing wall, and so much more!