For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility

Rachel has thrived at the YMCA preschool. She has grown academically and socially and loves school! We are grateful she has had such a wonderful experience.

Preschool Parent

Infant-Toddler Care

Child Watch

FREE Child Watch for current members who are working out IN the building or attending a class during these times: Monday-Friday 8:20-10:20 AM and Monday-Thursday 5-7 PM. This is for 6 weeks to 3rd grade and is housed in the Mini Muscle Room. If you have further questions please contact Julie Krogman at or 712-262-3782.

Child Watch is located in the Spencer Family YMCA Mini Muscle Room


Monday - Friday

8:20-10:20 a.m. 

Monday - Thursday 

5:00-7:00 p.m.


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. 

Typical Infant & Toddler Day
Our day offers a clear organizational structure with a focus on routines and social experiences.