We Focus On Your Child

As the largest provider of childcare programs in the United States, the YMCA has the experience, resources and expertise required to deliver exceptional child care.  Our true strength, however, comes with our local approach and the personal relationship that our staff develop with your child.  

Whether your child needs help taking their first steps or mastering the alphabet, our Child Development Center provides the following:

  • Age-appropriate programs for Infants, Toddlers, 3-5 Year-OldsPreschoolers and School-Age (Afterschool).
  • A safe and clean environment for your child to grow and thrive
  • A program focused on cognitive, emotional, physical and social growth
  • Qualified and well-trained staff - each with unique skills and personality to enhance your child's life
  • Real-time updates on your child through the Baby Connect mobile phone app
  • Well planned, age appropriate curriculum
  • Diversity of activities, including activities in art, theater and music projects
  • FREE basic gymnastics instruction during the day at our neighboring YMCA Youth Performance Center
  • Exciting field trips and special guests
  • Excellent communication with you, the parent


Our center also meets and/or exceeds the rigorous licensing standards and requirements of the State of South Dakota and the YMCA of the United States (YUSA).

For more information, to check availability, schedule a tour or register, please contact Sarah Skarski at sskarski@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 275-9622.

We Focus On Your Family

Our program goes beyond providing safe and quality care for your child.  We strive to meet the health and wellness needs of the entire family by offering a YMCA Family Membership for FREE.

Your FREE YMCA Family Membership includes:

In addition, we provide the following conveniences at no additional charge:
  • Snacks
  • Field Trips
  • Family Activity Nights
If you have questions specifically about YMCA membership, please contact Ashley Wolf at awolf@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-3190.

Why YMCA Childcare?

Upcoming Events

Annual Christmas Luncheon

Date(s): Dec 15, 2017

Time(s): 12:00 pm

Location: C.J. Callaway's

40th Annual Lewis Racquetball Pro-Am

Date(s): Jan 18, 2018 to Jan 21, 2018

Time(s): 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Location: Downtown YMCA