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Child Care & Day Camps

The YMCA is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable childcare and day camps in the Denver area, with family-centered, values-based programs to nurture children's healthy development.

The Y's expert childcare programs vary by location and feature:

  • A secure, happy environment where kids are encouraged to grow up healthy, happy, and strong.
  • Low teacher-to-child ratios
  • Certified and experienced staff
  • Robust and creative learning curriculum
  • Family involvement
  • Healthy eating and physical activity

Well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, expert care so you can have peace of mind while you work. Like all Y programs, childcare and day camps are open to all, with financial assistance available. Staff members are partners with parents, and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong.

Before & After School Care

During Out of School Time, kids engage in physical and educational activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. It’s a safe place to learn, have fun, and get active before and/or after the regular school day.


Families choose the YMCA for preschool because of the quality instruction and hands-on learning opportunities, as well as the welcoming and caring approach only found at the YMCA. We offer preschool programs in Denver at the Schlessman Family Y, Southwest Y and the Duncan Y in Arvada.


Summer is fun at Denver YMCA day camps. Offered throughout the Denver metro area, these summer programs for kids feature physical fitness, field trips, and educational weekly themes.