Our Mission

Our mission is to create a safe space for children to be themselves, build community, and learn to be leaders. We accomplish this by offering quality enrichment and development opportunities for children, delivering peace of mind for parents, and empowering the missions of schools.

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Our Legacy

The Y has been a childcare leader in our communities for generations. As a vital partner in our region, YMCA Child Care programs nurture a fun, collaborative, and safe environment for children to express themselves and enable parents to navigate busy schedules and workdays with peace of mind.


Our Approach

The Y is dedicated to fulfilling our learners' social, emotional, and educational needs. We believe enrichment forms with the knowledge that not every systematic approach to education can apply to every learner. That is why we meet students, families, educators, districts, and administrators where they are to support and uplift our mutual goals and missions.

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Our Team

All YMCA Child Care staff are certified childcare professionals who understand our local communities and the children that make up our programs. The Child Care staff comprehends children's cognitive, physical, and social development. We offer the support parents and families need, and the significance of maintaining a safe, clean, and fun environment for children to learn and succeed.

Pierce County Office

9715 Lakewood Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Office Hours | Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm
Phone | 253-534-7840
Email | childcare@ymcapkc.org
Fax | 253-363-9218

Kitsap County Office

3330 Kitsap Way Ste A,
Bremerton WA 98312

Office Hours | Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm
Phone | 360-813-1813
Email | kitsapchildcare@ymcapkc.org
Fax | 253-363-9218



Smiling with Flower in Hair at YMCA Child Care


The YMCA understands that quality childcare can be expensive and sometimes seem inaccessible to families who genuinely need it. Scholarships are available for families that qualify for financial support.



Slime Science Experiment at YMCA Summer Day Camp

Work in Child Care

Expand your knowledge, build long-lasting relationships with leaders in the childcare industry, and influence a brighter tomorrow for families. Joining the Y, means you can expect one-of-a-kind benefits such as free childcare and an opportunity to impact your community.



YMCA Child Care Cancellation Form

We hope to provide services that meet you and your child's needs. However, we understand cancellations will occur. Please complete the form online.