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.   We educate and nurture more than 125 Newborns to Pre-Kindergarteners between the hours of 6:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., Monday-Friday.

RATESY-MemberNon-Member
6 weeks-2 years$695$740
2 years$555$600
3-5 years$495$540

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.
Our center partners with the United Way to offer income based scholarships for families. We also accept FSD/State reimbursement for childcare. As a part of our partnership with the United Way Early Childhood Initiative, our center also uses Conscious Discipline curriculum in the classrooms. Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based approach to social-emotional learning that fosters a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for families.
Each classroom focuses on a new concept or theme every week. 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.

Educators
The YMCA Child Development Center teachers meet state licensing standards. All lead 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 (scarron@jcymca.org), and our assistant center director is Angie Bax (abax@jcymca.org).