School Age Child Care Child Watch Preschool Sweetheart Daycare Universal Pre-K at the Southwest Y

Why is the Y the leading provider of high-quality, low-cost childcare in Onondaga County and nationwide?

Because we encourage youth to build on their own interests through hands-on activities and project-based learning designed to promote healthy group dynamics and to nurture creativity. We promote the YMCA values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.

Our childcare programs offer kids a safe, wholesome environment that promotes social, physical and academic development. Parents, meanwhile, get the peace of mind that comes from knowing their children are getting the best possible care.

We meet or exceed State of New York licensing standards. We accept the responsibility of ensuring the safety of every child.

  • We respect the values and diversity each family holds
  • We care for each child with warmth and compassion
  • We always represent ourselves as honest role models and embrace a strong, positive self image through non-traditional education.

At the Y, we believe every child deserves a chance to learn, grow and thrive.