Kids learn teamwork and build skills through YMCA youth sports.
Eight metro Early Childhood Learning Centers provide full-day, year-round daycare options for children ages six weeks to five years.
Three area Preschools prepare kids two to five years old for school with part-day readiness programs during the school year
Our partnerships with local school districts offer before- and after-school care and school-release day options for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade at dozens of locations across the Twin Cities.
For the summer, children in preschool through eighth grade can enjoy a variety of enrichment programs.
Traditional day camp held at Dakota County Spring Lake Park Reserve in Rosemount. Free busing available from Cottage Grove, Eagan, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Newport, Prescott (WI), Rosemount, St. Paul, St. Paul Park and West St. Paul.
Arts and humanities classes
Encourage expression in creativity with enrichment classes for kids. These classes are only offered during select times throughout the year. Contact Member Services at 651-456-9622 for more info.
We have everything you need for a hassle-free birthday party at the Y. Choose from two- and three-hour options that include fun and age-appropriate activities for kids.
Enjoy an evening out and we’ll take care of your children with engaging activities at the Y. Contact Member Services at 651-456-9622 for fees and upcoming dates. Early bird registration is due two weeks before the event date. Download waiver form.
Workout Child Care
Beginning July 20, when you come to work out at the Y, consider bringing your children along for the fun that awaits them at Kids Stuff, the Y’s child care program. Children ages six weeks to 10 years can participate in age-appropriate activities in a safe environment—free for members.
Due to COVID-19, reservations are required and can be made online up to 24 hours in advance and up to 30 minutes prior to your child’s visit. Visit times are limited to 70 minutes per day, per child. For more details on what to expect for your child in Kids Stuff, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions, under “Kids and Teens”.
Contact Member Services at 651-456-9622 for hours and information.
With YMCA Homeschool Physical Education, K-12 students learn the importance of healthy living through sports and aquatics activities—while having fun and meeting new friends. Students meet once a week for two hours in age-appropriate groups. Most session are ten weeks long and follow a comprehensive curriculum that includes SMART goals, instruction in two sports and time in the pool.
Special programming for teens in middle and high school is designed to help young people be healthy and active, build leadership skills and prepare for the future.
Unique seasonal fitness challenges, motivation programs and adventure races that keep kids physically active all year long.