Child Care | YMCA DC

Child Care

At the YMCA, we provide knowledge, guidance and encouragement to help youth develop and realize their potential. At the YMCA, students develop essential school readiness skills through exploration, investigation, and of course, fun!

EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snack
  • Each Early Learning Center offers 2 special activities a week varies by location but some options (swimming, sports, creative movement, PHD, languages, etc.)

Daily Reporting

Each of our Y’s use Tadpoles, which is an online daily reporting system that is designed to work with the Creative Curriculum Gold. This allows our teachers to upload information, For more information contact your branch below.

Health & Safety

Though the guidelines may vary slightly between jurisdictions, all will include daily health screening for children & staff upon arrival, mid-day, and at departure. Children should follow local guidance in regards to wearing masks. Masks and PPE will be worn by all staff and extensive cleaning procedures implemented throughout the day. The Y will also be limiting contact between children and classrooms in addition to designated supply kits for each camper.

HOW TO ENROLL:

Hours and pricing – Please contact Early Learning Director below for center specific hours and pricing.

VIRGINIA SITES

YMCA Alexandria
Location:  First Assembly of God –700 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22302
Ages: 6 Weeks – 5 Years
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Fairfax County Reston
Location: 12196 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA 20190
Ages: 6 Weeks – 5 Years 
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Loudoun County Youth Development Center
Location: 624 W Church Rd, Sterling, VA 20164
Ages: 6 Weeks – 5 Years
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

MARYLAND SITES

YMCA Ayrlawn
Location: 5650 Oakmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20817
Ages: 2-5 Years
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Silver Spring
Location: 9800 Hastings Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Ages: 18 Months – 5 Years
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SITES

YMCA Anthony Bowen – (Coming Soon: Accepting Wait List Applications)
Location: 1325 W St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (School Site Locations: To be Determined)
Ages: 2-5 Years
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA at Department of the State: Diplotots One
Location: 2401 E St NW, Washington, DC 20241
Ages: 6 Weeks – 5 Years 
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA at the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education (HHS/ED)
Location: 330 C St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Ages: 6 Weeks – 5 Years 
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Location: 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410
Ages: 6 Weeks – 5 Years 
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

The YMCA will be offering School Age Child Care this school year with registration starting soon!

Our School Age program includes dedicated homework time in a quiet environment, active indoor and outdoor games, and a weekly STEM project.

2020 School Year Changes

Many public school systems have decided to only offer online school and/or virtual academies for the first part of the school year. As such, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington will offer full day care that will focus on complementing their online learning.  We will update these programs according to school system changes later in the year.

Health & Safety

Though the guidelines may vary slightly between jurisdictions, all will include daily health screening for children & staff upon arrival, mid-day, and at departure. Children should follow local guidance in regards to wearing masks. Masks and PPE will be worn by all staff and extensive cleaning procedures implemented throughout the day. The Y will also be limiting contact between children and classrooms in addition to designated supply kits for each camper.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Registration will be opening in early August. Please contact your branch below for more information.

VIRGINIA SITES

YMCA Alexandria
Location: 420 E Monroe Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Arlington 
Location: To be determined
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Fairfax County Reston
Location: 12196 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA 20190
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Loudoun County
Location:

  • Cardinal Ridge Elementary School
  • Cedar Lane Elementary School
  • Cool Spring Elementary School
  • Fredrick Douglas Elementary School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Powtowmack Elementary School
  • Rolling Ridge Elementary School
  • Selden’s Landing Elementary School
  • Sterling Elementary School
  • Steuart Weller Elementary School
  • Tolbert Elementary School
  • YMCA Youth Development Center

Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

MARYLAND SITES

YMCA Ayrlawn
Location: 5650 Oakmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20817
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Prince George’s County 
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church (School Site Locations: To be Determined)
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Silver Spring
Location: To be Determined 
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SITES

YMCA Anthony Bowen 
Location: 1325 W St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (School Site Locations: To be Determined)
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Calomiris 
Location: 1906 Allison St NE, Washington, DC 20018
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

YMCA Capital View
Location: 2118 Ridgecrest Ct SE, Washington, DC 20020
Contact: Email [email protected] for more information.

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YMCA Facility Percentage to Capacity as of 11am: YMCA Alexandria -0% • YMCA Arlington - 7% • YMCA Fairfax County Reston - 47% • YMCA Bethesda Chevy-Chase - 24% • YMCA Silver Spring - 16% • YMCA Anthony Bowen - 21%