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I can't say enough positive things about having Miss Julie and Miss Tammy as part of Brennan's early education. Ever since Brennan started coming to the Y as an infant the activities that went on in this classroom always caught my attention. When Brennan was old enough to be signed up for this class, I made sure that I did so the day registration opened as I did not want to pass up this opportunity. Since school has started, I have loved seeing how his little brain is soaking up everything that he is learning. My favorite part of my day is when I pick him up and hear "Mom...I can't wait to tell you what I did today!!" Truly music to this mom's ears. Every day when Brennan wakes up one of the first things he asks is "is it a school day or home day?" When I respond with "school day" he always responds with a "YEAH" like a first day of school YEAH!! I look forward to what the rest of this school year will bring for Brennan in regards to his developmental learning, relationships built with peers and staff but most importantly the skills that he is learning that he will carry with him through life. So from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU Miss Julie and Miss Tammy for all you are doing for Brennan, it is very appreciated! 

Jen Coates

Childcare

Dvergsten Childcare Center

Parents are encouraged to inquire about placement in our childcare program as early as the 1st trimester of pregnancy due to limited space availability.

  • Infant Room: 6 weeks - 12 months (approx)*
  • Young Toddler Room: 10- 24 months (approx)*
  • Older Toddler Room: 20 - 36 months (approx)*
*Room placement is determined by developmental milestones, not calendar age. 

A YMCA membership is not required to be enrolled in the Dvergsten Center.

Developmental Focus

Our educational activities stimulate critical thinking skills, develop creativity and enhance learning. Infants and toddlers are offered a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities to ensure cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills. 

Child Care for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds

Preschool Aged Childcare Program

 

Child Care for 3, 4 & 5 Year Olds

  • Licensed Child Care Program.
  • Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Need not be a YMCA member
  • Your child will be supervised and have a GREAT TIME! For more information, contact Amy Kuehler, Childcare Director, at 262-3782 or e-mail akuehler@spencerymca.org 
    *must be three years of age as of September 15th to enroll in wrap around care.

Location
1001 11 Ave W Spencer Ia (712) 262-3782

Goals
Our goal is to provide individualized care that nurtures and enhances your child’s development by offering “learning through play.”

Curriculum
Our curriculum offers a clear organizational structure with a focus on
routines and learning experiences.

Developmental Focus
Our educational activities stimulate critical thinking skills, develop
creativity and independence.

Core Content Areas
Children will experience a wide range of activities, art and science,
music, games, and reading time and much more!

Typical Day
Children are provided care before/after preschool and escorted safely around the YMCA for other activites they may be enrolled in.