Bethany D.

YMCA Child Care

When Bethany's son entered third grade, her long-time caregivers retired and left her on the search for new child care. Friends, neighbors, and school secretaries referred her to YMCA Child Care, conveniently offered at her son's elementary school. Almost seven years later, Bethany still remembers the positive interactions she had with Y staff from site directors to camp counselors and everyone in between. 

"To this day, we occasionally see a staff member around town and they will still come over and say hello. For our family, YMCA Child Care was a great fit that filled a giant need," says Bethany.

Now a sophomore in high school, her son Griffin and middle school daughter Greyson have maintained the friendships they made while in Y Child Care and at YMCA summer camp. The experience the YMCA provides leaves lasting impact and provides an environment for positive youth development at any stage and in any grade.