Creating Brighter Futures


The YWCA’s Infant Program is for children one month to 15 months old. The focus of our Infant Program is on language, motor and social development. Our childcare staff caters to each infant’s individual schedule.


The YWCA’s Toddler Program is for children 15 months to 36 months old. The focus of our Toddler Program is on socialization (sharing, taking turns and following directions); language development (conversational skills and vocabulary development); large motor skills (balancing and coordination); small motor skills (puzzles and beads) and creative arts (pasting, clay, collage and painting).

Pre-School Programs

The YWCA’s full-day Pre-School Programs are for children 2.9 to 6 years old. Emphasis is on sensory development, motor activities, language development, socialization, creative arts, reading readiness and math concepts. Activities centered around gym, cooking and field trips are also offered.

Center Sites

Group childcare allows children to learn and play in a healthy, secure, and friendly environment. YWCA Early Education and Care centers feature:

  • Age-appropriate classrooms and play areas
  • Educational learning tools and toys
  • Spacious, fenced outdoor playgrounds


The child care program is located at One Salem Square in downtown Worcester, next to the Worcester Public Library.

Center Hours: Monday – Friday; 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


The child care program is located at 15 Grove Street not far from the public library.

Center Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Early Education and Care

Early Education and Care

The YWCA’s Child Care Centers provide a warm, nurturing, and secure environment for every child!

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