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Peninsula | Mid-Winter Break Camp

Join us for Mid-Winter Break Camp, where children build self-confidence, build friendships, and are encouraged to model the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and...

Windermere Professional Partners, thank you for your partnership and generous gift of over $4,000! Together, we are able to ensure everyone in our community has access to quality before and after school care!

In November, our staff were challenged to engage participants in activities and the creation of decor for their sites around the theme, "A Walk Through History". Two winning sites were chosen, based on:

-Clear theme identified from environment
-Y Values and 8 Points of Leadership incorporated into theme
-Children's decor, art, and educational pieces are completed in program and represent the majority of the theme
-Creative use of space and materials

At the Y, we are about nurturing young leaders. Pictured are two examples of student leadership at YMCA Before and After School Care in the Bethel School District. Amyah reads to a group of children and Trevor helps younger students with their homework. Way to go Amyah and Trevor!

There will be no Before and After School Care in the Bethel School District today, Wednesday, December 9, due to power outages in the district.

A tip for parents from our Safety and Risk Manager during National Preparedness Month:
Equip your kids with knowledge and confidence. Create kits that include things you might need during an emergency (food, water, contact information, clothes, flashlight, etc.) and place them strategically in your home, vehicle, backpacks, and other frequently accessed locations. Talk with your family about their purpose and role play situations that could require their use.

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, our Safety and Risk Manager thought it might be helpful to share some valuable resources with you. The first step to emergency preparedness is to make a plan. Check it out:

Water safety and fun go hand-in-hand when you follow these safety tips in and around water.

As part of the Y's commitment to keep swimmers safe in and around the water, the Y encourages children and adults to have fun and enjoy the various benefits of swimming, but to always make safety their first priority.

Did you know that an estimated one in three adults in the United States is living with prediabetes and is completely unaware of this and the associated health risks? Join us in decreasing these numbers by increasing awareness on March 24. Take the Diabetes Risk Assessment at and be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

To learn more about the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program, contact Susan Buell at

There is Black Friday and Cyber Monday but today is #givingtuesday. Donate to the Y then take an #UNselfie and tell us why you give.


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. 

  • Completed Registration Packet
  • $50 Registration Fee
  • Registration Options: 
    Drop off or mail to YMCA Child Care Business Office, fax, or scan and email.

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.                                       


Join us for Mid-Winter Break Camp, where children build friendships, gain confidence, and are encouraged to model the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Location: Purdy Elementary | Peninsula School District

February 16-19 
Hours: 6:30am-6:30pm


Daily Cost: $40 YMCA Member, $55 Community Member
All Four Days: $160 YMCA Member, $175 Community Member

To register, complete registration form and return to YMCA staff or the YMCA Child Care Business Office: 

Contact: JaLeesha Petty, Peninsula Program Director