Healthy child development starts early. That’s why we offer an Early Childhood Development Program that help children learn the essential skills they’ll need later on. Our trained, supportive staff work to help everyone have the best possible start in their education!

The Early Childhood Development Program allows children to: grow personally, clarify values, develop specific skills, improve personal & family relationships, and become better leaders. Early Learners become instilled with the YMCA’s mission of developing the spirit, mind and body of each individual and encouraging an atmosphere of cooperation, mutual respect, and a safe environment for all.

We use the Creative Curriculum, which balances teacher‐ planned and child‐initiated learning, emphasizing responsiveness to children's strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles. The curriculum includes activities such as dramatic play, language, science, math, social studies, music, art, and large and small motor development.

To schedule a tour of the Early Childhood Facility, to register your child or for more information on our programs, contact Kayla Lee at 219.921.0183 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..