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Help us provide an additional 65 full scholarships to give local kids their first camp experience at YMCA Camp Seymour this summer!

Thanks to funding from the YMCA of the USA’s Strategic Initiatives Fund and the Woodworth Family Foundation, all new and increased gifts to the Send a Kid to Camp Campaign will be doubled by a matching gift, up to a total of $20,000! Give today to send a kid to camp!

We’ve joined with the @GraduateTacoma community to help combat summer learning loss! Visit to browse the more-than 400 programs available to kids during the summer. Sort by location, cost, activity type and more!
#KeepKidsLearning #SummerLearningTacoma #BestSummerEver

What are you up to during Spring Break?

We are learning about water filtration at Spring Break Camp!

For a better you, a better community, and a better country—The Y is here. Give for a better us: #YMCA #ForABetterUs

Madison from Dieringer Elementary, shares, "I am grateful for raising more for the YMCA because you help and I am writing this for you."

When communities get better, the world gets better. Give for a better us: #YMCA #ForABetterUs

"It was a really awesome summer. I made a lot of new friends!"
- 2015 Summer Day Camper
Sign up for summer camp today!

Working together to keep our youth safe.Thank you to Bethel School District for sharing this infographic with us!

With a little help, we can all reach our potential. #YMCA #ForABetterUs

Staff and volunteers share how the Y makes them better at our YMCA Annual Campaign kick off events!

Tell us how the Y make you better!

Register for 2016-2017 school year

REGISTRATION | 2015-2016 school year

Please note, the registration packet must be filled out completely and submitted with registration fee. Incomplete registration packets will not be accepted. Registration is due at least two full business days prior to child care start date. 

Return the following to the YMCA Child Care Business Office (mail/fax/email/drop off):

  • Completed Registration Packet 
  • $50 Registration Fee

Child Care Parent Guide
Pre-K Parent Guide
Certificate of Immunization Status

Full Day - 2015-2016 Pre-K Registration Form

Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Bethel
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Bremerton
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Central Kitsap
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Clover Park
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Dieringer
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Franklin Pierce
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Peninsula
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Puyallup
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: South Kitsap
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Steilacoom
Child Care Registration 2015-2016: Tacoma


Financial Assistance is available for those who cannot afford the vital services of the Y.  If we can serve you or your family in this way, please fill out the Financial Assistance Application. Financial Assistance is made possible by the YMCA Annual Campaign.

We also provide fee assistance through:

  • Pre-authorized DSHS/Third-Party providers
  • NACCRRA or GSA subsidies for qualifying Military Families
  • Second Child Discount - 10%

If you are interested in any of these please contact the YMCA Child Care business office.


The YMCA Child Care and Child Care Aware of America are proud to provide financial assistance to Active Army, Activated Guard and Reserve Soldiers and DOD Civilians. To apply for this military subsidy, please visit Child Care Aware.

See the Military Financial Assistance Brochure for more information.



Army School-Age Programs in Your Neighborhood (ASPYN). If you are interested in receiving more information about Military Child Care and Financial Assistance, contact our office at 253-534-7829 or


YMCA before and after school programs serve our community with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. Our focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement means your children have fun, grow, and thrive in our care.

For more detailed information on our program please view our Parent Guide.



YMCA Pre-Kindergarten works with children daily on fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional skills, and focuses on teaching children to become independent learners.

Math, literacy and science are integrated into the weekly curriculum. Children are encouraged to be healthy in all aspects of life. The Y actively incorporates core values into the program to foster a positive culture and learning environment: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

For more detailed information on our program please view our Parent Guide.


YMCA Child Care provides high quality, licensed and certified care in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Our program leads the way in youth development with:

  • Research based approaches to social-emotional support
  • Intentional homework assistance
  • Cultivation of transferable leadership skills
  • 60 minutes of physical activity
  • Healthy snack options in partner with the USDA
  • Structured monthly curriculum

See below for sample schedules and activities.