Child Development Center

The YMCA Child Development Center is a licensed facility for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Our center has a play-based philosophy, which fosters the individual child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our professional staff creates an environment that promotes learning in the areas of art, science, math and literacy.Our center embraces early language development through our music, yoga programs. Preschool children participate in weekly special activities such as swim lessons, library time, gymnastics and music classes. Children also have daily opportunities to express themselves creatively through play in our “centerbased” classrooms. Our Preschool program uses Creative curriculum.

We provide each child with a hot and nutritious breakfast and lunch as well as a healthy afternoon snack each day. Family involvement is a crucial part of each child’s success in our preschool. Therefore, we keep parents informed with monthly parent involvement activities, newsletters and volunteer opportunities.

Program Hours
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Preschool Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.*

*These are the hours when children are taught educational curriculum.

Registration is accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis. An annual registration fee of $25 is required per school year for each participant in our child care programs. Weekly rates are listed below:

Full-time (4 – 5 days)



Infants/Toddlers (6 weeks – 24 months)
Preschool (2 - 5 years old)

Part-time (2 – 3 days)*** minimum availability



Infants/Toddlers (6 weeks – 24 months)
Preschool (2 - 5 years old)

*Additional $10 per month for gymnastics
*Member rate requires a family membership.

**All payments must be on automatic drafts. Drafts will be drawn every Friday for the following week.

*** Part-time days must be consistent each week. All schedule changes must be approved by the Director.

Our child care and after-school programs will be closed on the following holidays:
Memorial Day
Labor Day
4th of July
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day


Download & Print Childcare Registration Form
For more information email Leslie Berry, Child Development Center Director or call (859) 987-1395.


Join us for activities, games & a chili contest in the gym. Friday, November, 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Pre register at the Child Development Center for the chili contest. Parents and YMCA staff are welcome to participate. Attendees will sample and choose their favorite. For more information, contact Leslie Berry at (859) 987-1395 or lberry@parisbourbonymca.org.