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YMCA of Greater Brandywine offers quality, affordable childcare
As families plan for childcare, there are a plethora of options to consider before making a choice. As the largest childcare provider in Chester County, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine is a top contender for families looking for a caring and safe environment for their child.
Here are three key factors to consider when making the right choice for your family:
Our programs are led by degreed teachers who complete an additional 20 hours of training annually and provide children with hands-on learning experiences through a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that focuses on exploration and discovery.
Additionally, our programs participate in the Keystone STARS program, which promotes high-quality standards in early learning and school-age programs.
With large facilities and a wide catalog of program offerings, the YMCA has much to offer your family. Children enjoy indoor and outdoor playgrounds, gymnasium spaces, expansive campuses and more in addition to their educational activities and programs.
Families can also choose to add-on enrichment activities
such as swimming lessons, dance classes and more — a win, win — as children enjoy programs
with their friends and parents avoid additional evening or weekend commitments.
The YMCA’s childcare and early learning program rates are among the most affordable in Chester County, and YMCA members receive discounted rates.
Additionally, as a nonprofit organization, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine offers financial assistance to those unable to pay the standard fees.
Ready to get started? The YMCA of Greater Brandywine offers early learning and childcare programs for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years old at locations across Chester County as well as Montessori classes, Pre-K Counts, kindergarten, before- and after-school care and summer camps.
To learn more about childcare and educational programming at the YMCA, visit ymcagbw.org/ymcaacademy.
About the YMCA of
Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs, including the Brandywine YMCA, Jennersville YMCA, Kennett Area YMCA, Lionville Community YMCA, Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center, Octorara YMCA Program Center, Upper Main Line YMCA and West Chester Area YMCA, is a leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Chester County community. We strive to nurture the potential of every child, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility through life-changing programs for all. YGBW raises funds to provide financial assistance to those unable to pay the standard rates. To learn more, visit www. ymcagbw.org.