Early Learning Center (ELC)

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Early Learning Center (ELC)

The county’s largest provider of child care programs to nurture children’s healthy development

The YMCA of Frederick County is the county’s largest provider of child care programs, providing family-centered, values-based programs to nurture children’s healthy development and our well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, high-quality care so you can have peace of mind while you work. Staff members are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong. We emphasize values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Like all Y programs, child care is open to all, with financial assistance available.

Child Care Downloads

Child Care Inclement Weather Policy
Child Care/BASE Emergency Electronic Form
ELC Parent Handbook 2020-21
Financial Assistance Application & POC Assistance through Maryland Application
Maryland Child Care Scholarship
Medication Authorization Form

Green Valley Y Child Care

Preschool, infant & toddler programs with activities that promote motor development

Green Valley Registration Packet

Curriculum

The Early Learning Center program at the Green Valley Y is for children ages 6 weeks – age 4 and for 5 year old children not yet enrolled in kindergarten.

Our program contains a preschool component as well as activities to promote fine, gross, and sensory motor development. Parents provide a packed lunch daily, a pillow and blanket for rest time, and an extra set of clothing. We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Our infant and toddler program is for children ages 6 weeks to 2 years and is designed to meet the individual needs of your child. Our staff will work with your child through each stage of development. Children participate in activities to promote fine, gross and sensory motor development. Each child follows an individualized plan established by teachers and parents.

Infant and Toddler Program

Ages: 6 weeks to 2 years

  • Full Time Fees (4-5 days)
    • Member/Non-Member – $310/337
  • Part Time Fees (3 days)
    • Member/Non-Member – $253/277

*A non refundable annual registration fee of $50/child is due at the time of registration, in addition to 1 month’s payment.

Full Day Child Care

Ages: 2 years to 5 years

  • Full Time Fees (4-5 days)
    • 2 Year Old Program
      • Member/Non-Member – $237/264
    • 3 – 5 Year Old’s Program
      • Member/Non-Member – $227/253
  • Part Time Fees (3 days)
    • 2 Year Old Program
      • Member/Non-Member – $183/203
    • 3 – 5 Year Old’s Program
      • Member/Non-Member – $169/189

*A non refundable annual registration fee of $125/child is due at the time of registration, in addition to 1 week’s payment.

Registration

Please note that all of our child care programs require a non-refundable $125 registration fee. Before registration, please download and complete all necessary childcare forms by clicking on the files below or visiting our forms and documents page. For detailed information on our Green Valley child care programs, please view or download our current program guide or contact Tammy Degrange at 301-607-6258.

Downtown Y Child Care

Children have endless opportunities to enjoy a large variety of activities

Downtown Registration Packet

Curriculum

We use the Creative Curriculum which is aligned with the Frederick County public school’s curriculum. These tools guide us in planning exciting and meaningful preschool activities that will help prepare your child for their entry into kindergarten. We also incorporate a music curriculum.

Our children have endless opportunities to enjoy a large variety of activities such as arts and crafts, science discoveries, writing, music & movement, language and literacy explorations, math activities, outdoor adventures, and much more. Instruction is delivered to individual children, small groups and in a large group setting.

Our infants and toddlers will have endless opportunities for language development and social skills while being cared for by specially trained staff with education in infant and toddler development. They will explore a variety of planned activities including arts and crafts, playtime, language explorations, songs, self-help skills, outdoor adventures, and much more.

Tuition

FULL-TIME CHILD CARE
Infants 6 weeks-2 years: $324/week members $354/week non-members
2 &3 Year Olds: $249/week members $279/week non-members
3 and 4 Year Olds (Potty Trained): $234/week members $264/week non-members

Registration

Please note there is a non-refundable annual registration activity fee of $125 per child. Registration is ongoing but some classes may have a waiting list. For more details regarding the program, download our child care booklet or contact Krista Kaplan at 301-663-5131, ext. 1278.

Creative Curriculum is aligned with the Frederick County public school’s curriculum and guides the YMCA in planning exciting and meaningful activities. Our center is licensed (license #31641).

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