The YWCA Child Care strives to give children in our community a bright and promising future through exceptional care in a family-like atmosphere. We offer innovative programs with quality enrichment experiences that support and enhance each child’s development. Our caring and dedicated staff maintain a secure and nurturing environment where they partner with parents to equip children with the tools they need to succeed in school, our community, and in life. Our programs help children learn about and celebrate diversity.
Our teachers recognize each child’s unique interests and abilities. They are highly qualified, nurturing individuals who treat your child like family. Many of our teachers have been longtime members of the YWCA team. They provide on-going individualized curriculum based on Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, CDC Act Early Developmental Milestones, and Focused Portfolios Child Assessment System. Our teachers also offer regular opportunities for parents, volunteers, and community partners to get involved.
The YWCA Child Care & Learning Center is a year-round, full-service, state-licensed child care program for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Our center hosts a 4-year-old Kindergarten in collaboration with the Green Bay Area Public School District. We also offer before- and after-school care for select schools. All children have the opportunity to experience group and individual activities, opportunities for creative expression, active and quiet times, outdoor play, and intellectual stimulation throughout the day.
Reggio Emilia at YWCA Child Care
The Reggio Emilia approach to early education is inspired by the form of education that was begun after World War II in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Families and educators began an enriching new way to teach young minds through child led activities, exploration of the environment, and spontaneous discovery of the natural world. Reggio Emilia inspired schools across the world are known for their artistic way of allowing children to use natural and recycled materials to discover principles of language, math, science, and the sensorial world around them. Long term investment, multi-dimensional project work, creativity, innovation, and independent thought are facilitative cornerstones of this collaborative approach. The YWCA Child Care is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education.
Open-ended materials and loose parts (synonymous with the Theory of Loose Parts by Simon Nicholson) are provided for the children to create many things, rather than provide an object that is only one thing and tell the child how to play with it. For example, a block can be a rocket ship, a car, a train, a tower, a phone, a brush, but a dump truck is a dump truck. We encourage children to open their imagination and explore the possibilities.
Project Based Learning
Theme-based approach to learning is currently used in many child care centers. The teacher plans activities for children and typically the origin of the themed activity came from the adult vs the children. YWCA Child Care uses Project Based Learning, where children think, question and plan best solutions to obstacles presented in the project which establishes self-confidence for solving real life situations. Children feel respected because their ideas are held in high esteem.
NAEYC Accredited, 5 Star Provider
- State-licensed care (YoungStar Participant)
- On-going individualized learning experiences through play-based curriculum
- Security locked facility
- Clean, safe classrooms equipped with a variety of enrichment resources
- Nutritious, culturally-diverse homemade meals & snacks (CACFP participant)
- Open-air rooftop playground
- Weekly swimming lessons and play swim (included with full-time enrollment)
- Gymnasium for indoor recreation regardless of weather
- Regular city field trips to the public library, local parks, and the Fox River Walking Trail
- One-year complimentary family Fitness/Aquatic membership for all new full-time families
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Each child may attend a limit of 10 hours per day.
Before and After School Care Available
Questions about Enrollment and Rates?
Please fill out the Family Interest Form and a member of the Child Care Management Team will contact you to answer any questions you may have.
Or contact Sarah Bucio, Child Care Director at (920) 432-5581, ext. 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.