Collectively, YMCAs are the country’s largest provider of child care and are committed to developing and operating the highest-quality child care programs possible. YMCAs seek to provide child care that supports and strengthens families and nurtures the healthy, successful growth and development of each child involved.
Before choosing a program, look for the five essential ingredients of quality child care:
· Positive and healthy relationships
· A spacious and appropriate environment
· Engaging and diverse activities
· Emphasis on safety and health
· A highly effective administration
Quality in all five areas of a child care program leads to an experience for the children and their families that is much more than the sum of its parts. While poor-quality programs may threaten children’s development, high-quality programs can pay tremendous dividends - not just for the kids and their families, but also for the larger community and the nation.
Your child’s experience and the experiences of millions of American children in child care every day can make the difference in their emotional stability, their successful development and their family’s economic success.
YMCA Child Care provides programs to more than 500,000 kids at more than 9,000 sites nationwide. These programs help kids grow physically, mentally and spiritually, while emphasizing and modeling character development values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. For more information please call the Pikeville Area Family YMCA at (606)-433-9622, or for more information about our Summer Day Camp program please call us at (606)437-0119.