Child Care Center – YMCA at Pabst Farms

Our YMCA Child Care Center provides high-quality education for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Well-trained teachers and caregivers teach children using curriculum that focuses on education through physical, social, emotional & cognitive experiences as well as religion classes.

Open Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Scholarships are available. For information call (262) 468-0478.


(Ages 6 weeks to 12 months)

Daily care needs and parent collaboration are high priority for these teachers.  Your little one will have the best care while being engaged in music, books, sensory and play.

On a daily basis your child will be read to, sung to, snuggled and cuddled with, rocked, played with, participate in finger plays, have independent tummy time and have wonderful experience with music. We go on buggy rides outside when the weather cooperates. In addition to these activities we plan activities that emphasize all area of development. Above all we give your child; a tremendous amount of love and the best care possible.


(Ages 1-2 years)

The toddler room serves children that are 12-24 months old. The children are exposed to language, sensory, art and pre math activities. Toddlers love to explore and get their hands dirty we offer many opportunities for this when playing in the classroom and outside

Times vary based on the needs and interests of the children

6:00-8:15am    Arrival of children/ Self Selected Play
8:15-8:20am    Wash hands, get ready for Breakfast
8:20-8:45am    Breakfast, Clean-up Diapers/Sunscreen 
8:50-9:45am    Free Play, Special Books, Diapers & Handwashing
9:45-9:50am    Prepare for Buggy Ride and Outside Play
9:50-10:55am  Outside play – Playground, Miracle Field, Pond…
10:55-11:15am   Handwashing, Music, Storytelling
11:15-11:45am   Lunch
11:45-12:00pm   Clean-up, Quiet Time, Diaper Check
12:00-2:45pm     Nap Time
2:00-2:45pm       Buggy Ride for Early Risers or Books and Puzzles, Diapers, Child Selected Activities
2:45-3:15pm   Handwashing, P.M. Snack
3:15-4:00pm   Child Selected Activities, Art, Diapers
4:00-5:00pm   Outside Time, Sensory, Dump and fill, Chalk
5:00-6:00pm   Children Depart, Child Selected Activities, Diapers 

Jr/Sr 2’s

(Ages 2-3 years)

From colors, shapes and numbers to friendship and learning how to skip and jump, these teachers offer high-quality, energetic lessons to keep your child’s mind, body and spirit growing. Gym classes once per week!

Times vary based on the needs and interests of the children

6:00-8:15am    Arrival of children/ Self Selected Play
8:30-9:00am    Breakfast
9:00-9:15am    Bathroom/Diapers
9:15-9:30am    Circle time
9:30-10:30am    Gross Motor, Outside Time (Gym on Mondays)
10:30-11:00am    Art
11:00-11:30am    Lunch
11:30-12:00pm    Bathroom Diapering, Quiet Activities
12:00-2:30pm    Quiet time (times for individual children may vary)
2:30-2:45pm    Bathroom/Diapering
2:45-3:15pm    Snack
3:15-4:00pm    Self Selected Play
4:00-5:00pm    Gross motor/Outside time. Bathroom/ Diapering
5:00-6:00pm    Self-Selected Play, Parent pick up


(Ages 3-4 years)

Children in 3K explore literacy, math, science and art. Beyond these everyday activities, 3K students experience gym and swimming. We also transport to and from select sports, dance and swim programs.

Flow of the Day:

  • Meet and Greet/Self Selected Activities
  • Morning Snack
  • Meet and Greet/Self Selected Activities
  • Breakfast
  • Bathroom Break
  • Group Time
  • Gym (Monday) Swim (Wednesday AM, Thursday AM, Friday AM)
  • Outside Play
  • Large Group Activity
  • Lunch
  • Bathroom Break
  • Rest time
  • Afternoon Snack
  • Bathroom Break
  • Outside Play/ Self Selected Activities
  • Story Time
  • Departure

4K Full Day

(Ages 4-6 years)

Children in 4K will take their literacy and academic skills to the next level by engaging in reading and writing, science experiments, mathematical skills, imaginative play and much more. All children in 4K also have the opportunity to participate in swim, gym, Religion and Spanish classes.

Flow of the Day:

  • Meet and greet in the 3K classroom
  • Transition to 4K Classroom
  • Breakfast
  • Free Play in centers
  • Circle time
  • Self Selected centers
  • Story time
  • Gym (Monday) Swim (Tuesday) Religion (Wednesday) Swim Lessons (Friday)
  • Circle time
  • Lunch
  • Rest time
  • Snack
  • Outside time
  • Departure

4K Half Day

(Ages 4-6 years) Pre-Kindergarten

Enjoy the convenience of child care right at your school with the Y’s 4K Half Day Around Care! With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, the Y offers participants a variety activities that explore and develop their interests and talents.

We provide transportation to and from select sports, dance and swim lessons, as well as to and from Summit Elementary for 4K attendees.

Option 1:  6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Option 2:  11:30 am – 6:00 pm

*Options 1 and 2 are available only through the end of the school year. 

Our 4K half day program works with Summit Elementary School. Children can attend AM or PM at Summit Elementary School and we will transport them to and from the Child Care Center via walking or bus if inclement weather. Children must be registered in the Summit Elementary School 4K program to receive transportation.

Flow of the Day:

  • Morning Class
    • Free play in 3k room
    • Centers in 4k full day room
    • Breakfast or Table toys
    • Outside play
    • Circle time
    • STEAM/ word work
    • Monday: Gym; Tuesday: show and tell; Wednesday: Swimming; Thursday: Religion; Friday: Swim lessons
    • Free play
    • Lunch
    • Outside Play
    • Walk to Summit Elementary
  • Afternoon Class
    • Transport from Summit Elementary School
    • Monday: Gym; Tuesday: Show and Tell; Wednesday: Swim; Thursday: Religion; Friday: Swim lessons
    • Lunch
    • Story Time
    • Rest time
    • Snack
    • Outside play
    • STEAM/ Word work
    • Clean up
    • Departure

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  • Weekly swim lessons for children ages 3 & up
  • Weekly gym class
  • Bi-weekly fun swim time
  • Extra enrichment classes with transportation
  • Spanish lessons for ages 4 & up