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Our family has been fortunate to use the YMCA childcare program for almost 10 years. We first picked the childcare program at the YMCA because we knew our child would be in a room that was targeted to their age. Over the years my children have developed relationships to last a lifetime and have learned educational skills as well as physical skills. It has been a huge convenience to sign our kids up for the YMCA's school age programs. Since childcare is in the same building the teachers have been able to take our kids to classes like swim, t-ball, kickball and sort-a-sport. This has allowed them to experience more activities at a younger age.

Sandra Warren

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.