Child Development Center

About the Child Development Center

635-6665
603 Ellis Blvd. • Jefferson City, MO 65101

The YMCA Child Development Center is a Missouri Licensed facility and meets the Standards of the Missouri Board of Accreditation of Early Childhood Education and School Age Child Care Programs.   We educate and nurture more than 125 Newborns to Pre-Kindergarteners between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

RATES
Y-Member
Non-Member
6 weeks-2 years$650$695
2 years$545$585
3-5 years$485$510
Curriculum
The center uses the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum in planning daily activities for children in the program. Our philosophy is to involve children in their environment with learning opportunities that develop and build social-emotional, cognitive, language, and gross and fine motor skills.  We encourage children to be independent and have fun through hands-on experience.

Each classroom focuses on a new concept or theme every week. Our established curriculum is developed around the Missouri Preschool Standards and the Kindergarten Skills.

Teachers provide written reports to parents about each child’s day at the center and yearly assessments to help parents stay informed on their child’s development and growth at the center.

Enrichment
Enrichment classes are also offered for a nominal monthly fee.  All classes are offered while your child is at the center. Current enrichment classes include: Computer Class and Swimming Lessons (4-5 year olds).

Educators
The YMCA Child Development Center teachers meet state licensing and accreditation standards.  All teachers must have college hours in early Childhood Education, and/or a related field or equivalent experience in the child development setting.  All teachers receive 12 hours of approved child related training each year.

Families
We have an open door policy at the Child Development Center.  Our center has a strong Parent’s Advisory Committee (PAC) which meets once every other month. The PAC supports YMCA CDC and believes that parents have a tremendous amount to contribute to the success of our childcare center. Early childhood research indicates that the best childcare programs are the ones that have a strong parent component. Parent involvement is encouraged through special functions scheduled throughout the year.  Please contact the center director about financial assistance.

Enrollment
If you are interested in enrolling your child at the center or have questions, please call 635-6665.  Our center director is Sunny Carron, and our assistant center director is Brandy Dickey.