CROSSROADS YMCA includes: Griffith, Hammond, Southlake and Whiting branches ALL HOURS

Crossroads YMCA

Childcare & Education

The YMCA is committed to youth development. We believe every child and teen deserves the chance to reach his or her full potential. We offer licensed child care, after-school programs, day camps, youth groups and other activities to give children of all ages a safe and nurturing place to learn, grow, and thrive. By helping children, the Y is working to bring about lasting, meaningful change.

Early Learning Center: Available at Griffith YMCA 
The Early Learning Center at the Griffith Family YMCA offers several day care and preschool program options to accommodate the needs of the child and the parents. All programs and classes are taught by degreed/licensed teachers to help your child reach his/her full potential academically and socially. We offer an academic curriculum that exceeds Indiana preschool standards and is designed to prepare your child for their entrance into kindergarten. Our preschool program provides the tools and activities for the children to experiment while promoting our four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our preschool is unique because we offer gym class each day in our program. Read more here!
Preschool: Available at Southlake YMCA
All programs and classes are taught by degreed/licensed teachers to help your child reach his/her full potential academically and socially. We offer an academic curriculum that exceeds Indiana preschool standards and is designed to prepare your child for their entrance into kindergarten. Our preschool program provides the tools and activities for the children to experiment while promoting our four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our preschool is unique because we offer gym and swimming (Southlake only) each week in our program. Read more here!
Before and After School Care: Available at Griffith, Hammond and Whiting
The YMCA runs Before and Afterschool Childcare for Public Schools. Our facilitators lead the children in structured activities each day, including gym, art, outdoor play and games and also teach fun nutritional facts.The YMCA core values: honesty, caring, respect and responsibility will be introduced during their stay. To participate in any of our school care programs, parents must pay for child’s care in advance at the Welcome Center or online. All payments are due the week prior to the week of attendance. Check with your Y location for specific due dates. You choose the days that you need your child to attend. If you pay for a day and your child does not come, there will be no credits/refunds.
School Vacation Days/ Extended Care
Childcare is provided for registered children during school vacation days and holidays when school is not in session. Parents must provide their child with breakfast, lunch, and snacks on these days. Daily program includes enrichment activities, special events and much more. Read more here!

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