Youth Development

Infant to Elementary Age Childcare

Childhood development starts at the Y

It’s critically important that children learn the skills that will prepare them for future success, and the YMCA offers quality full-day and partial day child care for kids of all ages. Working parents never have to worry. At the Y, your kids will have a blast while they learn skills and values that will help them throughout life.

Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings is the infant to preschool age childcare program of the Plattsburgh YMCA. We provide an outstanding learning environment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and pre-kindergarten children. We also offer summer school programs for young kids.

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Y Wee Care – At this time this program is not provided. Please visit Bright Beginnings for Infant to Pre-K services

Y Wee Care is our half day preschool program that runs during the school year. We offer 2,3, and 5 days a week programs for different age groups. Our program offers a top notch early childhood education program, for kids ages 3 through 5.

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Y’s Time

Our licensed before and after school program serves kids in grades K-5, including all day programs during school holidays and vacations. Participating schools include: Beekmantown Elementary, Cumberland Head Elementary, Momot Elementary, Peru Elementary, Bailey Ave Elementary, and we have an on-site program. Program runs from 6:45 am until school begins and runs until 5:45 pm after school ends.

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Babysitting – At this time we cannot provide this service due to Covid guidelines

Need someone to watch your child while you work out? We offer babysitting services FREE with a YMCA membership. Babysitting runs from 9am to 1:30pm and 5pm to 7pm on weekdays only. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to book babysitting spots, as space is limited. Spots are limited to 2-hour shifts.

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And that is just the beginning!

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Plattsburgh Y
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Monday – Friday

6:00am – 7:00pm


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8:00am – 2:00pm

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